Commenting Policy

Please read the following Commenting Policy to get an understanding of how we’d like to nurture a community of people.

KEEP IT CIVIL, DON’T BE A JERK

There’s a chance some of us are 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, please 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 or discussions: check the episode Wiki page to find the appropriate episode for your topic
  • don’t cross-post the same thing multiple times
  • check if another active discussion on your topic has already been posted

NO SELF-PROMOTION

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.

We reserve the right to update this commenting policy at any time.

Last updated on April 13, 2019.

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