Keep it civil
We’re going to get
into the thick of a lot of heated discussions and that’s okay. These
discussions often entail topics that we all personally care a lot about and
will passionately defend. But in order for discussions to thrive here, we need
to remember to criticize ideas, not people.
So, remember to avoid:
- Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content.
- knee-jerk contradiction
Comments that we find to be hateful, inflammatory, or harassing may be removed. If you don’t have something nice to say about another user, don’t say it. Treat others the way you’d like to be treated.
Always strive to add value to every interaction and discussion you participate in
There are a lot of discussions
that happen every day on Disqus. Before joining in a discussion, browse through
some of the most recent and active discussions happening in the community,
especially if you’re new there.
If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.
Choose Your Words Wisely
Comments that contain profanity are automatically held for moderator review before being posted. Depending on the context of the comment, it may be removed. Profanity used to insult, antagonize, or inflame will always be removed.
Don’t Be a Jerk
Personal attacks and harassment will not be tolerated. Sexist, racist, misogynist, homophobic, and broad, offensive generalizations about groups of people are simply not allowed. Comments or discussions written intentionally to provoke will also be removed.