Community Guidelines for Comments

Keep it civil aka don’t be a jerk

Discussions often entail topics that we all personally care a lot about and will passionately defend. But in order for discussions to thrive here at GR|MAG, we need to remember to criticize ideas, not people.

So, remember to avoid:

  • name-calling
  • ad hominem attacks
  • 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

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.

Keep it tidy

Help make moderators’ lives easier by taking a moment to ensure that what you’re about to post is in the right place. That means:

  • don’t post off-topic comments
  • don’t cross-post the same thing multiple times

If you see something, say something

Moderators and staff are at the forefront of combatting spam, mediating disputes and enforcing community guidelines and, so are you.

If you see an issue, contact us or flag any comments for review. If you believe someone has violated the rules, report it by flagging the user’s profile.

Some additional Guidelines

No self-promotion or spam
A discussion or comment that contains only a link to your blog, a product, or your article on another site will almost always be removed.

Choose your (curse) 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 copy and paste
If you didn’t write it, or haven’t properly cited the article you’re quoting, don’t post it please.

Impersonation
You may not impersonate others in a manner that does or is intended to mislead, confuse, or deceive others.

No inappropriate profile content
Graphic media containing violence and pornographic content are not allowed. Profile content allowed by Disqus may not be allowed on the GR|MAG community, so please report such profiles to moderators or staff.

No posting personally identifiable information
Examples of protected information: credit card numbers, personal address, phone numbers, email address, social security numbers.