continuation of notes-group-discussionForumCommunityGuidelines

" ibutor Covenant Code of Conduct Our Pledge

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as contributors and maintainers pledge to making participation in our project and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation. Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

    Using welcoming and inclusive language
    Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
    Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
    Focusing on what is best for the community
    Showing empathy towards other community members

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

    The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
    Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
    Public or private harassment
    Publishing others' private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
    Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting

Our Responsibilities

Project maintainers are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behavior and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior.

Project maintainers have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any contributor for other behaviors that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful. Scope

This Code of Conduct applies both within project spaces and in public spaces when an individual is representing the project or its community. Examples of representing a project or community include using an official project e-mail address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event. Representation of a project may be further defined and clarified by project maintainers. Enforcement

Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the project team at [INSERT EMAIL ADDRESS]. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The project team is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.

Project maintainers who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by other members of the project's leadership. "


Frontier Forums (a game-making company, players of their games discuss in the forums):


--- also mono uses Swift's: )

LLVM code of conduct draft



" When asked to discuss Twitter’s Trust and Safety teams’ operations, for example, a spokesperson wrote only:

"Our rules are designed to allow our users to create and share a wide variety of content in an environment that is safe and secure for our users. When content is reported to us that violates our rules, which include a ban on violent threats and targeted abuse, we suspend those accounts. We evaluate and refine our policies based on input from users, while working with outside safety organizations to ensure that we have industry best practices in place."

" --



links and experts: " at packed panel at South by Southwest called "How Far Should We Go To Protect Hate Speech Online?" Jeffrey Rosen, now president of the National Constitution Center, was joined by Juniper Downs, head of public policy at Google / YouTube?, and Facebook’s Monika Bickert, among others"

" Joi Podgorny is former vice president at ModSquad?, which provides content moderation to a range of marquee clients, from the State Department to the NFL. Now a digital media consultant, "

" Brian Pontarelli, CEO of the moderation software company Inversoft "

" Mora-Blanco worked for five years at Twitter "

the person whose email is listed at the end of:

"Organizations such as the Global Network Initiative, the Anti-Cyberhate Working Group, Facebook’s Safety Advisory Board, and Twitter’s new Trust and Safety Council are all examples of such multidisciplinary gatherings that bring together subject matter experts" --

"Dave Willner was at Facebook between 2008 and 2013, most of that time as head of content policy, and is now in charge of community policy at Airbnb."

"We were told to take down anything that makes you feel bad, that makes you feel bad in your stomach."

"Microsoft’s Tarleton Gillespie, author of the forthcoming Free Speech in the Age of Platform"

"Several content moderation experts point to Pinterest as an industry leader. Microsoft’s Tarleton Gillespie, author of the forthcoming Free Speech in the Age of Platform, says the company is likely doing the most of any social media company to bridge the divide between platform and user, private company and the public. The platform’s moderation staff is well-funded and supported, and Pinterest is reportedly breaking ground in making its processes transparent to users. For example, Pinterest posts visual examples to illustrate the site’s "acceptable use policy" in an effort to help users better understand the platform’s content guidelines and the decisions moderators make to uphold them."

"Jennifer Puckett, has worked in moderation for more than 15 years and now serves as social reputation manager heading up the Digital Safety Team at Emoderation. "


" a leaked Facebook cheat sheet used by freelance moderators made news in 2012. (Willner says the sheet included some minor misinterpretations and errors.) "

appears to be here:

also an apparently (judging by common phrasing) related 'operational manual' (apparently Facebook outsourced some moderation to ODesk, this is why ODesk is here): (archived as 81877124-abuse-standards-6-2-operation-manual-130721051445-phpapp01.pdf ) (note: imo this procedure should be turned into one big flowchart, and then automated into a branching quiz)

older version 6.1:

"We were told to take down anything that makes you feel bad, that makes you feel bad in your stomach."

--- :

" ... No pointless comments... No obligation. "Open Source" is not the same as "the developers must do my bidding.... No abusing people. Constant and intense critique is one of the reasons we build great products. It's harder to fall into group-think if there is always a healthy amount of dissent. We want to encourage vibrant debate inside of the Mozilla community, we want you to disagree with us, and we want you to effectively argue your case. However, we require that in the process, you attack things, not people. Examples of things include: interfaces, algorithms, and schedules. Examples of people include: developers, designers and users. Attacking a person may result in you being banned from Bugzilla. No private email. Unless the bug owner or another respected project contributor has asked you to email them with specific information, please place all information relating to bugs in the bug itself....

2. Changing Fields

    No messing with other people's bugs. Unless you are the bug assignee, or have some say over the use of their time, never change the Priority or Target Milestone fields. If in doubt, do not change the fields of bugs you do not own - add a comment instead, suggesting the change.
    No whining about decisions. If a respected project contributor has marked a bug as INVALID, then it is invalid....3. Applicability
    Some of these rules may not apply to you. If they do not, you will know exactly which ones do not, and why they do not apply. If you are not sure, then they definitely all apply to you.

If you see someone not following these rules, the first step is, as an exception to guideline 1.4, to make them aware of this document by private mail. Flaming people publically in bugs violates guidelines 1.1 and 1.3. In the case of persistent offending you should ping an administrator on Mozilla IRC in channel #bmo and ask them to look into it. "

later: now it says:

" Bugzilla Etiquette

It is our intention that Bugzilla remain a useful tool for reporting and commenting on bugs, feature requests, and tasks for the Mozilla community. No single contributor's work outweighs the importance of civility and professionalism in the Mozilla community.

In order to keep Bugzilla a useful, inclusive place we have guidelines which, by using this site, you agree to follow. In addition, your participation on this site is also subject to the Mozilla Community Participation Guidelines.

Violations of Bugzilla Etiquette or the Mozilla Community Participation Guidelines are grounds for curtailing your privileges on this site, or suspending your account altogether. Guidelines Commenting

    No abusing people. Constant and intense critique is one of the reasons we build great products. It's harder to fall into group-think if there is always a healthy amount of dissent. We want to encourage vibrant debate inside of the Mozilla community, we want you to disagree with us, and we want you to effectively argue your case. However, we require that in the process, you criticize things, not people. Examples of things include: interfaces, algorithms, and schedules. Examples of people include: developers, designers, and users. Attacking or encouraging attacks on a person may result in you being banned from Bugzilla.
    No obligation. "Open Source" is not the same as "the developers must do my bidding." Everyone here wants to help, but no one else has any obligation to fix the bugs you want fixed. Therefore, you should not act as if you expect someone to fix a bug by a particular date or release. Aggressive or repeated demands will not be received well and will almost certainly diminish the impact of and interest in your suggestions.
    No spam. Posting comment spam will lead to the suspension of your account.
    No pointless comments. Limit comments on a bug to information which will help with resolving it. Unless requested, additional "I see this too" or "It works for me" comments are unnecessary. Constructive conversations unrelated to the topic of the bug should go in the appropriate discussion forum.
    No private email. Do not send comments on bugs by private email to users; no one else can read them if you do that, and they'll be missed and/or ignored. If an attachment is too big for Bugzilla, add a comment giving the file size and contents and ask what to do.

Changing Fields

    No messing with other people's bugs. Unless you are the bug assignee, or have some say over the use of their time, never change the Priority or Target Milestone fields. If in doubt, do not change the fields of bugs you do not own — add a comment instead, suggesting the change.
    No whining about decisions. If another project contributor has marked a bug as INVALID, then it is invalid. Filing another duplicate of it does not change this. Unless you have further evidence to support reopening a bug, do not post a comment arguing that a bug resolved as INVALID or WONTFIX should be reopened.

Responding to Violations

If you find a Bugzilla user violating the Bugzilla Etiquette or the Mozilla Community Participation Guidelines in comments on bugs, please tag the comments in question so that an administrator can review them.

If a comment is abusive or threatening use the tag abuse. An admin will receive a notification shortly and be able to follow up. Bugs with comments marked, 'offtopic', 'spam', and 'advocacy' will also be reviewed.

If you think a comment may violate our policies, but your are not sure how to mark it, tag the comment admin and a moderator will review it.

If a bug's short-description, whiteboard tags, attachments, or user-created content other than comments that violate the Mozilla Community Participation Guidelines or Bugzilla Etiquette, please describe the issue in a comment and tag that comment admin.

If you cannot tag comments (which requires editbugs privileges,) or if you need to contact a Bugzilla community administrator urgently:

((contact info follows)) "



sidebar: Comment Guidelines: Be civil Do not post users' personal information. Vote based on quality, not opinion. Do not manipulate comments and posts via group voting.

above, expanded: Be civil Treat others with basic decency. No personal attacks, shill accusations, hate-speech, flaming, baiting, trolling, witch-hunting, or unsubstantiated accusations. Threats of violence will result in a ban. More Info. Do not post users' personal information. Users who violate this rule will be banned on sight. Witch-hunting and giving out private personal details of other people can result in unexpected and potentially serious consequences for the individual targeted. Vote based on quality, not opinion. Political discussion requires varied opinions. Well written and interesting content can be worthwhile, even if you disagree with it. Downvote only if you think a comment/post does not contribute to the thread it is posted in or if it is off-topic in /r/politics. Do not manipulate comments and posts via group voting. Manipulating comments and posts via group voting is against reddit TOS.

automoderator reminder: [–]AutoModerator?[M] [score hidden] 21 hours ago stickied comment

As a reminder, this subreddit is for civil discussion.

    Do not call other users trolls, morons, children, or anything else clever you may think of. Personal attacks, whether explicit or implicit, are not permitted.
    Do not accuse other users of being shills. If you believe that a user is a shill, the proper conduct is to report the user or send us a modmail.
    In general, don't be a jerk. Don't bait people, don't use hate speech, etc. Attack ideas, not users.
    Do not downvote comments because you disagree with them, and be willing to upvote quality comments whether you agree with the opinions held or not.

Incivility will result in a permanent ban from the subreddit. If you see uncivil comments, please report them and do not reply with incivility of your own.

on their more detailed page:

General Expectations

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    Please read and familiarize yourself with redditquette.
    If you have questions or concerns please politely message the /r/politics moderators
    Upvotes are designed to reward posts that are timely and relevant. Do not use them as an "I agree" button.
    Downvotes are designed to be a disincentive for content that is off topic. Please do not use them to "punish" people you disagree with ideologically.
    Debates are a natural part of the political process. Arguments are not. Instead of participating in an internet fight, walk away.

Comment Rules

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It is never acceptable to abuse another human being in this subreddit. The following are specific standards for what constitutes abuse:

    Please be civil and constructive at all times.
    No Hateful Speech
    No Threats, Witch Hunting, or Personal information.
    Do not advocate violence
    No Personal Attacks
    Don't Flame or Bait
    No Trolling
    No Bots
    Do not post personal information.
    Do not manipulate comments and posts via group voting.
    Use "no participation" links when linking to other subreddits.

these are headings, details (worth reading) at

more details at

also note that to assist in 'anti-briganding', they suggest that incoming links to this reddit from elsewhere be to, which makes them 'non-participation links', which means that (non-logged-in users?) won't be offered a chance to vote. Also, reddit bans subreddits which have more than 10% of their articles from a single source, and so r/politics bans users who submits more than 33% from a single source (presumably this isn't enforced until some minimum # of articles has been posted?...)




orion's arm forum registration agreement

The Orion's Arm Universe Project Forums - Registration Agreement

Whilst we attempt to edit or remove any messages containing inappropriate, sexually orientated, abusive, hateful, slanderous, or threatening material that could be considered invasive of a persons privacy, or which otherwise violate any kind of law, it is impossible for us to review every message posted on this discussion system. For this reason you acknowledge that all messages posted on this discussion system express the views and opinions of the original message author and not necessarily the views of this bulletin board. Therefore we take no responsibility and cannot be held liable for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy and completeness of every message.

By registering on this discussion system you agree that you will not post any material which is knowingly false, inaccurate, abusive, hateful, harassing, sexually orientated, threatening or invasive of a person's privacy, or any other material which may violate any applicable laws.

Failure to comply with these rules may result in the termination of your account, account suspension, or permanent ban of access to these forums. Your IP Address is recorded with each post you make on this discussion system and is retrievable by the forum staff if need-be. You agree that we have the ability and right to remove, edit, or lock any account or message at any time should it be seen fit. You also agree that any information you enter on this discussion system is stored in a database, and that "cookies" are stored on your computer to save your login information.

Any information you provide on these forums will not be disclosed to any third party without your complete consent, although the staff cannot be held liable for any hacking attempt in which your data is compromised.

By continuing with the sign up process you agree to the above rules and any others that the Administrator specifies.


not really on-topic for this page but here's a random link about moderation:

--- likes it and summarizes their favorite parts as "Be friendly and patient. Be welcoming. Be considerate. Be respectful. Be careful in the words that you choose. When we disagree, try to understand why.", and then later as "be friendly, patient, welcoming, considerate, and respectful"



their moderation is commended by


" Where can I raise issues with moderation?

You are invited to create a thread to discuss moderation actions, issues and to ask questions about moderation in the Talk with a Mod (TWAM) forum. Do not create a thread or post complaining about the moderation action anywhere else, as it will be promptly deleted. " --

" Who can become a moderator?

Some characteristics we tend to look for are:

    The ability to communicate clearly.
    The ability to remain calm and rational in heated discussions.
    Being tolerant of all users, even if you personally disagree with their point of view.
    Contribute positively to the community in general.
    Awareness of key Whirlpool rules and policies.
    Being an active and accurate herring thrower. Accurate herrings are a key indicator of a members suitability as a potential moderator. ((note: 'herrings' are their name for flags))
    Being an active member, in frequency of visits and posting.
    Not have required a significant amount of moderation across your time on Whirlpool.
    Posting across a range of subjects is a positive. Users who only tend to post in one area may still be considered, but they would have to be outstanding in other aspects to be considered.

A moderator must:

    Take ownership and responsibility for their actions.
    Be able to respond to criticism (justified or not) in a polite and professional manner.
    Be able to reflect on justified criticism from both users and other moderators, and consider how to improve their moderation style appropriately.

Of course, being around when the current mod team realises they need new moderators is also required. :) " --

" Moderator Types

All moderators can:

    Hide and restore posts
    Move, rename, close threads
    Delete and restore threads
    Sticky/un-sticky threads
    Put users in the penalty box
    Institute forum specific bans.
    Clear inappropriate user details
    Perform moderation of the Knowledge Base/Wiki

Section Moderators

Section moderators are responsible for moderating one or more specific forums, and can perform the post and thread moderation actions within their appointed forums. They do not have access to detailed information about specific users. (Full) Moderators

Moderators have site-wide forum moderation abilities, and can perform the same post and thread moderation actions as a section moderator, but can do so in every forum.

Additionally, Moderators:

    Have access to various tools which allow them to (among other things) track down users with multiple accounts.
    Can permanently ban users (this still can be reversed by another moderator if required).
    Clear pointers on deleted threads (Used in cases such as spam, corrupt threads etc.).
    Add a Representative Tag for a representative of a business already having representation on Whirlpool, as per applying for a rep tag.



" User Titles and Lounge Access

The following titles are available to all users, and are "earned" through a combination of participation and time as a member:

    I'm new here, please be nice – when you first register.
    Note: New users have some restrictions, including removal of the ability to add a URL to their user profile and viewing contact information of other users.
    Participant – 200 posts and 2 months membership or 30 posts and 3 months membership
    Forum Regular – 400 posts and 6 months membership or 200 posts and 1 year membership
    Whirlpool Enthusiast – 1000 posts and 1 year membership or 500 posts and 2 years membership
    Whirlpool Forums Addict – 4000 posts and 2 years membership or 2000 posts and 3 years membership

Note: Your status will not change immediately after you reach a new post count or membership period. Please be patient – the status change script is scheduled to run overnight.

Retiring representatives who become normal users again need to wait to the next script run for their correct status to be reflected. What happens once you reach "Forum Regular" status?

You will be granted access to In the News, a discussion area for news and politics. It is hidden to new users. I can't see forums I used to be able to see!

You need to be logged in to see some forums.

You can tell if you are logged in by looking at the top of the screen for your username and a cog symbol.

If you are in the penalty box, you can not see forums that require post count to see. Why has nobody got user IDs 1 to 9?

These numbers were reserved when this forum software was first written. They previously related to anonymous users, but no longer serve any purpose. " --


this isn't about TOSs, but "The Well"'s TOS is admirably short:

The Well:

"You know who you're talking with. The WELL is non-anonymous." [1]

note that The Well costs $150/year, so that's clearly a factor..



one-time $5 signup fee



randomly mentions:

" Content must not promote pedophilia, bestiality, sexual violence, violent or cruel acts, or targeted hatred "


has interesting tooltips ('hover for more info') on the rules part of the sidebar. If you copy and paste, you get the hover text too.

the rules (including hovertext) are:

" 1. Only submissions that are directly related to Android are allowed. 2. We welcome discussion-promoting posts that benefit the community, and not the individual.

    We welcome posts that benefit the community (device reviews, guides, discussions and rumors) and not the individual (rants, customer service complaints, or selling/trading devices).
    Low effort/"hit and run" posts will be removed.
    Support questions, including app or phone recommendations, should go to /r/AndroidQuestions instead. Please submit bug reports and feature requests to the AOSP tracker.

3. Images must be in self posts. 4. Developer self promotion must meet these guidelines.

    Self promotion is meant for community members only:
    - Your account must be at least 3 months old.
    - You must have a reasonable posting history (meaning youre an active redditor, and your posts arent just to promote your app).
    - You will be expected to interact with users in your thread.
    - Your post must be a self post and provide a decent amount of information about your app. A few sentences and a link wont cut it.
    - Be reasonable with how often you promote your app.

5. No reposts, spam or rehosted content.

    Duplicate posts on the same topic will be removed, even if its a different source.
    For rehosted content, post the original source instead. This can usually be found at the bottom of the article.

6. No editorializing titles.

    In most cases, you should use the same title as the article youre posting.

7. No piracy.

    Download unverified APKs at your own risk.

8. No unauthorized polls, bots or giveaways. 9. No offensive, hateful, or low-effort comments. 10. No affiliate links. "

there is also a link below to 'detailed rules'.


Hacker News Guidelines

What to Submit

On-Topic: Anything that good hackers would find interesting. That includes more than hacking and startups. If you had to reduce it to a sentence, the answer might be: anything that gratifies one's intellectual curiosity.

Off-Topic: Most stories about politics, or crime, or sports, unless they're evidence of some interesting new phenomenon. Videos of pratfalls or disasters, or cute animal pictures. If they'd cover it on TV news, it's probably off-topic.

In Submissions

Please don't do things to make titles stand out, like using uppercase or exclamation points, or adding a parenthetical remark saying how great an article is. It's implicit in submitting something that you think it's important.

If you submit a link to a video or pdf, please warn us by appending [video] or [pdf] to the title.

Please submit the original source. If a post reports on something found on another site, submit the latter.

If the original title includes the name of the site, please take it out, because the site name will be displayed after the link.

If the original title begins with a number or number + gratuitous adjective, we'd appreciate it if you'd crop it. E.g. translate "10 Ways To Do X" to "How To Do X," and "14 Amazing Ys" to "Ys." Exception: when the number is meaningful, e.g. "The 5 Platonic Solids."

Otherwise please use the original title, unless it is misleading or linkbait.

Please don't post on HN to ask or tell us something (e.g. to ask us questions about Y Combinator, or to ask or complain about moderation). If you want to say something to us, please send it to

Similarly, please don't use HN posts to ask YC-funded companies questions that you could ask by emailing them.

Please don't submit so many links at once that the new page is dominated by your submissions.

In Comments

Be civil. Don't say things you wouldn't say in a face-to-face conversation. Avoid gratuitous negativity.

When disagreeing, please reply to the argument instead of calling names. E.g. "That is idiotic; 1 + 1 is 2, not 3" can be shortened to "1 + 1 is 2, not 3."

Please don't insinuate that someone hasn't read an article. "Did you even read the article? It mentions that" can be shortened to "The article mentions that."

Please avoid introducing classic flamewar topics unless you have something genuinely new to say about them.

Please don't sign comments; they're already signed with your username. If other users want to learn more about you, they can click on it to see your profile.

Please don't use uppercase for emphasis. If you want to emphasize a word or phrase, put *asterisks* around it and it will get italicized.

Please don't submit comments complaining that a submission is inappropriate for the site. If you think a story is spam or off-topic, flag it by clicking on its 'flag' link. If you think a comment is egregious, click on its timestamp to go to its page, then click 'flag' at the top. (Not all users see flag links; there's a small karma threshold.)

If you flag something, please don't also comment that you did.

If your account is less than a year old, please don't submit comments saying that HN is turning into Reddit. It's a common semi-noob illusion, as old as the hills.

Please resist commenting about being downvoted. It never does any good, and it makes boring reading.

Please don't bait other users by inviting them to downvote you or proclaim that you expect to get downvoted.


facebook moderation docs


Content Submissions

All content about LEGO® is welcomed here at /r/lego, with exceptions as listed below. Please report any content you believe violates our rules.

    This is the world of LEGO®! All things LEGO® compatible, go to /r/buildingblocks.
    No Meme/image macro submissions. Post them in /r/legomeme instead.
    No selling or trading. Please post in /r/Legomarket or /r/legotrade. No links to web stores (except No hustling, slinging, or trading of products as posts or comments.
    No "What's it worth" posts, these are only allowed in the weekly What is it worth Wednesday post.
    No charity posts.
    No SEO spam or spamdexing.
    No pictures of naked human beings.
    No Blogspam.
    No sites that obfuscate access to content, e.g. redirecting to a sign up page.
    We remove violators of the above rules, and multiples (we don't need 10 content pieces telling us about a new set). Reposts are allowed, as long as they don't occur less than 24 hours after original posting.
    Spoilers are permitted on /r/lego.
    Search before asking a question.
    Posts from accounts under 24 hours old will be automatically removed by our spam filter.
    No discussion on LEGO vs. LEGOs

Expected Behaviour

The following is the expected behaviour of users and moderators. Users

We expect from all our users respectful treatment of others, and a commitment to join us in building a welcoming community here at /r/lego.

Foul language, while not banned, is discouraged. Please follow redditquette.

Hate speech will lead to a ban without warning. Hate speech is defined as:

    Any speech, gesture or conduct, writing, or display which is forbidden because it may incite violence or prejudicial action against or by a protected individual or group, or because it disparages or intimidates a protected individual or group.

Content submissions need to follow all rules laid out by the sidebar and the Rules of Reddit. Moderators

Moderators are held responsible for the thriving of /r/lego. To achieve this, they are to uphold the rules set out in our sidebar.

Reasons for removal have to be listed in the sidebar and/or wiki. Any post or comments removed by moderators, will need to have a comment attached by said moderator, to explain why the post or comment was removed. An exception are posts removed as SEO spam, as they are bots, they don't require courtesy.

If you believe moderators are in violation of the above, please review reddits FAQ - What if the moderators are bad?. Banning of Users

User violating our rules, as posted in our sidebar, may be given a warning. Users who have received a warning, but who continue to violate our rules, will be banned.

Under the discretion of the moderation team, a ban may be temporary for the maximum of 6 months. Hardcore violators (spammers, doxers, hate speech spreaders) will be banned for ever - no grace period.

All bans must be the result of a discussion amongst the moderator team.

revision by key95LEGO Gourmet— 2 years ago

--- uses


i noticed that

is more concise and contains slightly less politically charged language than

--- 's discussion rules (omitted a joke rule #14):

" 1. As your first post, you must post an introduction of yourself in the New Member Introductions forum.

2. No posts glorifying violence, suggesting violence, encouraging violence, or mentioning violence in any way that is a liability for the continuation of the site.

3. No using this forum as a place to organize attacks on other sites or forums.

4. No taking extreme examples of individuals behaving badly as being explanatory for all members of any particular group, race, sex, age, etc.

5. No posts which encourage or glorify cruelty to animals.

6. No posts sharing links or material which you are not authorized to share, this includes copyrighted material whether in or out of print/production.

7. No posts suggesting or encouraging illegal activities or crime in general.

8. All rules are subject to the administrators' discretion. We expect members to have common sense and exercise it at all times.

9. Do not claim to write or speak on behalf of anywhere for any reason.

10. No pornography or posting about one's sexual frustrations or desires.

11. No flaming other members, name-calling, etc. Once someone calls another member a name, their argument(s) is/are immediately invalid.

12. No spam, soliciting goods or services, or promoting other businesses or websites for personal gain.

13. By using this site, you agree to allow to repost content you upload on another domain with full credit given for authorship, in the event that becomes inoperable or unavailable. "



noxToken 5 days ago [-]

I am a moderator on a major subreddit of serious nature. It's pretty boring. Here are the typical culprits.

Probably the most common who have something to say to the mod team are those who blame us for pushing an agenda. We welcome and encourage debate. We want people to call bullshit on something bunk, but we stand by that it has to be something that can be substantiated. We just want you to provide some kind of proof, source, etc. other than, "This totally happened to my sister's boyfriend's cousin!"

Some people take those removals very personally, because the comment is about something heavy that has greatly impacted that person's life. They feel like we are snubbing them when they took the time to reveal something personal. A non-real example would be a study that shows that cancer survival rate increases when you drink at least 60 oz of water daily. Someone will inevitably reply with, "My mom died from cancer, and all she dra nk was water with the occasional cup of tea." I mean, we're sorry for your loss, but your single anecdotal point doesn't really refute the claim. The comment gets removed, and then we're called monsters. If you really think it's bullshit, find another study that claims otherwise or poke holes in the study itself.

Another common one reason is low effort comments or comments that don't add to the discussion. "Jeez, why is this a comment graveyard?" is a pretty common removal. There usually aren't hissy fits, but this, jokes, puns, lyric chains, comments like, "Yeah and water is wet," are also common. Two other low effort comments are, "Someone give me TL;DR please," or, "I want to believe this, but some comment is going to blow this claim out of the water."

The reality is that most removals are boring.

reply " [2]


Rules for r/ethtrader

" Rules that visitors must follow to participate. May be used as reasons to report or ban. Rule I - Follow the Golden Rule Posts & Comments Reported as: Rule I - Follow the Golden Rule

You are expected to treat everyone with a certain level of respect, so be excellent to each other. No ad hominem attacks or insults. Advocating (or "jokingly" encouraging) suicide is strictly forbidden. Rule II - Karma and Age Requirements Posts & Comments Reported as: Rule II - Karma and Age Requirements

A minimum of 20 comment karma and 10 day account age is required to post submissions or comments. This rule is meant to mitigate abuse from throwaway accounts. Mods will make exceptions on a discretionary basis. Rule III - No Trolling Posts & Comments Reported as: Rule III - No Trolling

Trolling, in all its forms, will lead to a temporary or permanent ban without warning. Variations of trolling include the following:

    Pumping: Trying to influence market prices in a coordinated manner. For example, an individual or group announcing they have large sums of capital to execute long or short positions at a certain time and encouraging others to join in.
    Spreading FUD: Disseminating fear, uncertainty, or doubt based on false information.

Rule IV - No Sockpuppeting or Pumping Posts & Comments Reported as: Rule IV - No Sockpuppeting or Pumping

Do not use multiple accounts to get a message across or pump an asset. Anyone caught using puppet accounts will be banned permanently.

See the rules wiki page for more info. Rule V - No Misleading Titles Posts & Comments Reported as: Rule V - No Misleading Titles

Posts with purposely misleading titles will be removed and recorded in mod notes. Rule VI - No Advertising or Shilling Posts & Comments Reported as: Rule VI - No Advertising or Shilling

No Advertising: Companies should buy ad space to promote their commercial offerings. Exceptions will be made for one-offs which inform the community of novel products/services or AMAs, if the community is interested...

No Shilling: Anyone determined to be involved in covert advertising or spreading buzz by personally endorsing coins or services with the pretense of sincerity, will be banned...

See the rules wiki page for more info. Rule VII - No More Than 3 Memes On The Top Page Posts only Reported as: Rule VII - No More Than 3 Memes On The Top Page

In order to preserve the culture of this community, no more than 3 memes will be allowed on the top page at any time. Excessive numbers of memes crowd out other more serious content and are not conducive to productive discussion. Extra memes should be reported or referred to the General Daily Discussion thread instead. Rule VIII - Excessive Revealing of Private Info Posts & Comments Reported as: Rule VIII - Excessive Revealing of Private Info

Users should be extra vigilant when divulging private information such as net worth, fiat deposits, email addresses, etc. Revealing such details can make you a target for hackers on any public forum, particularly r/EthTrader?. If anyone determines another user has revealed too much private information about him/herself, it should be reported immediately.

On a related note, review Reddit's Content Policy on doxxing. Rule IX - Maintain Decorum Posts & Comments Reported as: Rule IX - Maintain Decorum

Lead by example and be polite. Act mature and don't use excessive profane language.

Also review the following:

    Reddit Content Policy

Rule X - Keep Discussions on Topic Posts & Comments Reported as: Rule X - Keep Discussions on Topic

    Referral of in-depth technical discussions on the Ethereum protocol to /r/ethereum or /r/ethdev is encouraged. Same applies to technical discussions about altcoins.
    Idealogical posts or comments about politics are considered nonconstructive, off-topic, and will be removed. Exceptions will be made for analysis of political events and how they influence the markets."


" Last updated: August 11, 2016

The TLDR of the below guidelines is this: be respectful of the people and communities on Patreon. People are different. That’s what’s beautiful about the internet: communities of varying types can assemble and flourish. We want Patreon to be an intimate and safe venue for a diverse range of creators and their communities. Authenticity

Patreon is for artists, creators, and people who bring ideas... Don’t put up fake pages or collect money for things you’re not actually doing. You also can’t use Patreon as a prank or to fund non-activity. For example, no Creator is allowed to collect funds for *not doing* something, or to fund the distribution of creations that are not yours. Bullying, Harassment, Threats and Hate Speech

Patreon should feel like a safe place for normal people. We don’t allow bullying or harassment on Patreon. At the same time, we want people to be able to express themselves, be critical, and discuss controversial issues. We recognize that discussing celebrities, media or other public figures can sometimes involve harsh criticism, and we believe that is an appropriate part of free debate. That said, there is no room on Patreon for hate speech or serious threats of violence. For us, hate speech includes serious attacks on people based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or serious medical condition. Nudity and Pornography

Patreon is not for pornography, but some of the world’s most beautiful and historically significant art often depicts nudity and sexual expression. Because of that, we allow nudity and suggestive imagery, as long as it is marked NSFW. Think of the policy as allowing “R Rated” movies... but not porn. In keeping with our strong commitment to safety, we have zero tolerance for content that sexualizes children in any way. The glorification of rape and sexual violence is also not ok, Patreon reserves the right to review and remove accounts that may violate this guideline.

    This includes images (illustrated, animated, and otherwise) that glorify rape or sexual violence, accompanied by titles/captions/descriptions.
    Depictions of rape or sexual violence within the context of a personal/historical narrative or satire are subject to review.

Facilitating Harmful or Dangerous Activity

We don’t allow funds to be collected for organizations that promote, forums that distribute, or anything else that primarily facilitates harmful or dangerous activities. For example, an organization that promotes sexual abuse, intellectual property violations, weapons, commercial spamming, self harm, drug manufacturing techniques, or property crimes would be prohibited from receiving funds through Patreon. People Who Can’t Use Patreon

Because Patreon empowers people financially, we impose restrictions not only on the types of media and projects that can be funded on Patreon, but also on which people can and cannot receive funds through Patreon. After creating a Patreon page, any Creator caught in the act or convicted of making credible violent threats, committing violent crimes, malicious doxing, coordinating nonviolent harm such as fraud, or encouraging others to do the aforementioned harmful activities may be banned from using Patreon.

People with a dangerous criminal history or known affiliation with violent or dangerous groups including terrorist or cyberterrorist organizations, organized criminal groups, and violent hate groups, cannot receive funds through Patreon, no matter the purpose or apparent intention of their Patreon page. Similarly, anyone who has ever been convicted of child sex abuse, fraud, or money laundering is not permitted to collect funds through Patreon. These Guidelines are Enforced

Creators who violate these community guidelines may be banned from using Patreon. Depending on the severity of the violation, a Creator may instead receive a strikes on his or her account. If you see a page on Patreon that you feel violates our community guidelines, please send us an email. Please also realize that Patreon is a diverse community, and while you may not necessarily agree with someone’s point of view, it may not be a violation of our community guidelines. Be Safe, Be Respectful, Make Stuff

These community guidelines exist to shape and guide Patreon and the growing number of creators and communities using it. This is not about building an arbitrary framework of right or wrong. It’s not even about what’s "legal" or "illegal." It’s about making Patreon a place where diverse people and communities feel excited, supported, and happy to exist, while still allowing for different and even conflicting points of view.

The above guidelines are a summary and reduction of a thorough, thoughtful, and living content policy that we spent months building and defining with community and safety experts. We’re proud of these guidelines, and we believe they will help creators build a safe and supportive environment in which they can continue to create, grow their patronbase, and build intimate and lasting relationships with their patrons.

" [3]


short version in sidebar:

    No "sad" content, such as pics of animals that have passed away (try /r/petloss) or sob stories (e.g. found him in a dumpster). more ›
    No comics, captioned pictures (try /r/lolcats), or photos of just text. more ›
    No post titles asking for upvotes or approval. more ›
    No slurs or harassing comments. more ›
    Posts must link to sites on our approved list.
    No NSFW/NSFL content. more ›
    No asking for donations, sponsorship or adoptions (try /r/care or /r/assistance). more ›
    No bots or bot-like behavior. more ›
    No false claims of content ownership. more ›
    No social media links. more ›

long version:

1. No "sad" content, such as pics of animals that have passed away (try /r/petloss) or sob stories (e.g. found him in a dumpster).

    Your title must be "100% happy". No mentioning death, injury, RIP posts, finding abandoned animals, sick/survived cancer, pets being put to sleep, "I miss...", etc. > You may tell the complete story, unhappy parts and all, in the comments section.
    Silver lining stories still fall under Rule 1. > For example, "Jakey was hit by a car and had cancer, but he is a happy little fella today!" is not allowed.

2. No comics, captioned pictures (try /r/lolcats), or photos of just text.

    No memes, pictures of kind letters, photos with snapchat banners, or anything similar. > Example of caption. Example of letter.
    Acceptable watermarks Must be small & non-distracting
    If you must have a watermark we suggest your reddit username

3. No post titles asking for upvotes or approval.

    For example:
        "any love for...",
        "what does /r/aww think of...",
        "Not your typical aww",
        "this didn't get much love on...",
        "karma machine".

4. No slurs or harassing comments.

    This includes racial slurs, sexually inappropriate comments, and personal attacks on users or their animals.
    While we welcome reasoned and respectful conversation about animal related issues, this is not primarily a debate sub. Slapfights or comments that become abusive may be deleted and/or result in a ban.

5. Posts must link to sites on our approved list.

    /r/Aww accepts submissions from only the following approved sources: / / staticflickr /
    If you feel your image host should be added to the above whitelist please message the mods explaining why it should be approved.
    If content to which you are linking contains links to personal sites it will be removed. Please keep in mind that Imgur redirects many of its mobile users to the Gallery, so if the image description contains an unapproved link, it is subject to removal under this rule.

6. No NSFW content.

    Posting NSFW content is grounds for being banned without warning. This includes both comments and posts, porn and gore.
    Linking to NSFW subreddits is never allowed.
    Warning others that a post or comment is NSFW is no excuse for violating this rule.

7. No asking for donations, sponsorship, or adoptions (try /r/care or /r/assistance).

    This includes:
        trying to find the owners of a lost pet.
        Trying to sell your pet or find a pet a home.
        Promoting adoption/breeder websites or shelters.
        Asking for $ to pay for medical bills, food, or care.
        Searching for pet sponsors, caregivers, or general assistance.

8. No bots or bot-like behavior.

    This includes both comments and links.
    No bots (unless given mod approval) are allowed to post comments, bans will be issued without warning.
    Novelty accounts are allowed, but if the action they make could be replicated by a bot (such as repeating the same word repeatedly or posting identical comments from previous threads) a ban will be given.

9. No false claims of content ownership.

    You may post images that do not belong to you, but pretending that they are yours will result in a removal/ban.
    If the title is written in a way such as to lead the subscribers to believe you are the pet owner/subject in the photo/photographer when you are not, the post will be removed.
    OP's pretending to own the pet/photograph in the comment section will also result in action against the comments/account.

10. No social media.

    We do not allow any links to social media content, whether in comments, submissions, or as superimposed text in an image. Comments containing links to social media sites will be removed as they may contain personal or private information.
    We do not allow watermarks containing social media handles. This includes Facebook pages - - Twitter users & #hashtags - - Instagram handles - - Pinterest handles
    If content to which you are linking contains links to personal sites it will be removed. Please keep in mind that Imgur redirects many of its mobile users to the Gallery, so if the image description contains a Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc link, it is subject to removal under this rule.




The Twitter Rules

We believe that everyone should have the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers. In order to protect the experience and safety of people who use Twitter, there are some limitations on the type of content and behavior that we allow. All users must adhere to the policies set forth in the Twitter Rules. Failure to do so may result in the temporary locking and/or permanent suspension of account(s).

Please note that we may need to change these rules from time to time and reserve the right to do so. The most current version will always be available at Content Boundaries and Use of Twitter

In order to provide the Twitter service and the ability to communicate and stay connected with others, there are some limitations on the type of content that can be published with Twitter.

    Trademark: We reserve the right to reclaim usernames on behalf of businesses or individuals that hold legal claim or trademark on those usernames. Accounts using business names and/or logos to mislead others may be permanently suspended.
    Copyright: We will respond to clear and complete notices of alleged copyright infringement. Our copyright procedures are set forth in the Terms of Service.
    Graphic content: You may not use pornographic or excessively violent media in your profile image or header image. Twitter may allow some forms of graphic content in Tweets marked as sensitive media. When content crosses the line into gratuitous images of death, Twitter may ask that you remove the content out of respect for the deceased. 
    Unlawful use: You may not use our service for any unlawful purposes or in furtherance of illegal activities. International users agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.
    Misuse of Twitter badges: You may not use badges, such as but not limited to the “promoted” or “verified” Twitter badge, unless provided by Twitter. Accounts using these badges as part of profile photos, header photos, or in a way that falsely implies affiliation with Twitter, may be suspended.

Abusive Behavior

We believe in freedom of expression and in speaking truth to power, but that means little as an underlying philosophy if voices are silenced because people are afraid to speak up. In order to ensure that people feel safe expressing diverse opinions and beliefs, we do not tolerate behavior that crosses the line into abuse, including behavior that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence another user’s voice.

Any accounts and related accounts engaging in the activities specified below may be temporarily locked and/or subject to permanent suspension.

    Violent threats (direct or indirect): You may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism. 
    Harassment: You may not incite or engage in the targeted abuse or harassment of others. Some of the factors that we may consider when evaluating abusive behavior include:
        if a primary purpose of the reported account is to harass or send abusive messages to others;
        if the reported behavior is one-sided or includes threats;
        if the reported account is inciting others to harass another account; and
        if the reported account is sending harassing messages to an account from multiple accounts.
    Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease. We also do not allow accounts whose primary purpose is inciting harm towards others on the basis of these categories. 
    Multiple account abuse: Creating multiple accounts with overlapping uses or in order to evade the temporary or permanent suspension of a separate account is not allowed.
    Private information: You may not publish or post other people's private and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, street address, or Social Security/National Identity numbers, without their express authorization and permission. In addition, you may not post intimate photos or videos that were taken or distributed without the subject's consent. Read more about our private information policy here.
    Impersonation: You may not impersonate others through the Twitter service in a manner that is intended to or does mislead, confuse, or deceive others. Read more about our impersonation policy here.
    Self-harm: You may encounter someone considering suicide or self harm on Twitter. When we receive reports that a person is threatening suicide or self harm, we may take a number of steps to assist them, such as reaching out to that person expressing our concern and the concern of other users on Twitter or providing resources such as contact information for our mental health partners.


We strive to protect people on Twitter from technical abuse and spam. Any accounts engaging in the activities specified below may be temporarily locked or subject to permanent suspension.

    Username squatting: You may not engage in username squatting. Accounts that are inactive for more than six months may also be removed without further notice. Some of the factors we take into consideration when determining what conduct is considered to be username squatting are:
        the number of accounts created;
        creating accounts for the purpose of preventing others from using those account names;
        creating accounts for the purpose of selling those accounts; and
        using feeds of third-party content to update and maintain accounts under the names of those third parties.
    Invitation spam: You may not use's address book contact import to send repeat, mass invitations.
    Selling usernames: You may not buy or sell Twitter usernames. 
    Malware/Phishing: You may not publish or link to malicious content intended to damage or disrupt another person’s browser or computer or to compromise a person’s privacy. 
    Spam: You may not use the Twitter service for the purpose of spamming anyone. What constitutes “spamming” will evolve as we respond to new tricks and tactics by spammers. Some of the factors that we take into account when determining what conduct is considered to be spamming are:
        if you have followed and/or unfollowed large amounts of accounts in a short time period, particularly by automated means (aggressive following or follower churn);
        if you repeatedly follow and unfollow people, whether to build followers or to garner more attention for your profile;
        if your updates consist mainly of links, and not personal updates;
        if a large number of people are blocking you;
        if a large number of spam complaints have been filed against you;
        if you post duplicate content over multiple accounts or multiple duplicate updates on one account;
        if you post multiple unrelated updates to a topic using #, trending or popular topic, or promoted trend;
        if you send large numbers of duplicate replies or mentions;
        if you send large numbers of unsolicited replies or mentions;
        if you add a large number of unrelated users to lists;
        if you repeatedly create false or misleading content;
        if you are randomly or aggressively following, liking, or Retweeting Tweets;
        if you repeatedly post other people’s account information as your own (bio, Tweets, URL, etc.);
        if you post misleading links (e.g. affiliate links, links to malware/clickjacking pages, etc.);
        if you are creating misleading accounts or account interactions;
        if you are selling or purchasing account interactions (such as selling or purchasing followers, Retweets, likes, etc.); and
        if you are using or promoting third-party services or apps that claim to get you more followers (such as follower trains, sites promising "more followers fast", or any other site that offers to automatically add followers to your account).

See our support articles on Following rules and best practices and Automation rules and best practices for more detailed information about how the Rules apply to those particular account behaviors. Accounts created to replace suspended accounts will be permanently suspended.

Accounts under investigation may be removed from search for quality. Twitter reserves the right to immediately terminate your account without further notice in the event that, in its judgment, you violate these Rules or the Terms of Service. "



" Our rules and guidelines are easy:

    "Don't be a jerk" - Harassment, Trolling or Racist remarks will not be tolerated and likely result in a ban. We encourage honest, civil discussion from all points of view and dissemination of information to best serve the San Diego Community.
    Limit posts to San Diego topics.
    Suspected shill accounts may be deleted/immediately banned and reported to reddit admins upon moderators discretion (spam).
    We restrict advertising to dedicated threads as best serves the community. Activities and events are to be posted in the "Things to do thread" that's "stickied" at the top of the sub.
    Please first check the sidebar & search function if you are asking a question or submit a post, it has most likely been asked before or there's a dedicated sub for that topic that we've linked too. :)
    If there's a question that's not covered here, please ask the moderators before posting.
    Above all please exercise basic decency and "reddiquette" in the sub as well as the reddit content policy."




    You must post a clear and direct question in the title. The title may contain two, short, necessary context sentences. No text is allowed in the textbox. Your thoughts/responses to the question can go in the comments section. more >>
    Any post asking for advice should be generic and not specific to your situation alone. more >>
    Askreddit is for open-ended discussion questions. more >>
    Posting, or seeking, any identifying personal information, real or fake, will result in a ban without a prior warning. more >>
    Askreddit is not your soapbox, personal army, or advertising platform. more >>
    Questions seeking professional advice are inappropriate for this subreddit and will be removed. more >>
    Soliciting money, goods, services, or favours is not allowed. more >>
    Mods reserve the right to remove content or restrict users' posting privileges as necessary if it is deemed detrimental to the subreddit or to the experience of others. more >>
    Comment replies consisting solely of images will be removed. more >>

If you think your post has disappeared, see spam or an inappropriate post, please do not hesitate to contact the mods, we're happy to help.





1. No personal attacks, hate speech or discriminatory remarks allowed.

2. Do not spam your product, website, blog, YouTube? channel or other personal project.

3. Keep flair SFW and applicable to the hobby. No URLs.

4. Do not post another user's personal information. This includes callsign if they don't have it publicly displayed!

5. Keep it legal. Posts containing blatant or intentionally illegal or malicious content may be removed at the moderators' discretion.

6. Use Reddiquette. We take it seriously here.

7. Don't be a d_ck. Seriously. Just knock it off. Mods will remove posts and comments at their discretion for violating this.

8. The moderators have the final say. We will strive to maintain a fair, inclusive, and positive atmosphere, but we can't please all of the people, all of the time.



some proposed updates to twitter's policies:

" Dear Trust & Safety Council members,

    I’d like to follow up on Jack’s Friday night Tweetstorm about upcoming policy and enforcement changes. Some of these have already been discussed with you via previous conversations about the Twitter Rules update. Others are the result of internal conversations that we had throughout last week.
    Here’s some more information about the policies Jack mentioned as well as a few other updates that we’ll be rolling out in the weeks ahead.
    Non-consensual nudity
        Current approach *We treat people who are the original, malicious posters of non-consensual nudity the same as we do people who may unknowingly Tweet the content. In both instances, people are required to delete the Tweet(s) in question and are temporarily locked out of their accounts. They are permanently suspended if they post non-consensual nudity again.
        Updated approach *We will immediately and permanently suspend any account we identify as the original poster/source of non-consensual nudity and/or if a user makes it clear they are intentionally posting said content to harass their target. We will do a full account review whenever we receive a Tweet-level report about non-consensual nudity. If the account appears to be dedicated to posting non-consensual nudity then we will suspend the entire account immediately.
    Unwanted sexual advances
        Current approach *Pornographic content is generally permitted on Twitter, and it’s challenging to know whether or not sexually charged conversations and/or the exchange of sexual media may be wanted. To help infer whether or not a conversation is consensual, we currently rely on and take enforcement action only if/when we receive a report from a participant in the conversation.
        Updated approach *We are going to update the Twitter Rules to make it clear that this type of behavior is unacceptable. We will continue taking enforcement action when we receive a report from someone directly involved in the conversation. Once our improvements to bystander reporting go live, we will also leverage past interaction signals (eg things like block, mute, etc) to help determine whether something may be unwanted and action the content accordingly.
    Hate symbols and imagery (new)*We are still defining the exact scope of what will be covered by this policy. At a high level, hateful imagery, hate symbols, etc will now be considered sensitive media (similar to how we handle and enforce adult content and graphic violence). More details to come.
    Violent groups (new)*We are still defining the exact scope of what will be covered by this policy. At a high level, we will take enforcement action against organizations that use/have historically used violence as a means to advance their cause. More details to come here as well (including insight into the factors we will consider to identify such groups).
    Tweets that glorify violence (new)*We already take enforcement action against direct violent threats (“I’m going to kill you”), vague violent threats (“Someone should kill you”) and wishes/hopes of serious physical harm, death, or disease (“I hope someone kills you”). Moving forward, we will also take action against content that glorifies (“Praise be to for shooting up. He’s a hero!”) and/or condones (“Murdering makes sense. That way they won’t be a drain on social services”). More details to come.
    We realize that a more aggressive policy and enforcement approach will result in the removal of more content from our service. We are comfortable making this decision, assuming that we will only be removing abusive content that violates our Rules. To help ensure this is the case, our product and operational teams will be investing heavily in improving our appeals process and turnaround times for their reviews.
    In addition to launching new policies, updating enforcement processes and improving our appeals process, we have to do a better job explaining our policies and setting expectations for acceptable behavior on our service. In the coming weeks, we will be:
        updating the Twitter Rules as we previously discussed (+ adding in these new policies)
        updating the Twitter media policy to explain what we consider to be adult content, graphic violence, and hate symbols.
        launching a standalone Help Center page to explain the factors we consider when making enforcement decisions and describe our range of enforcement options launching new policy-specific Help Center pages to describe each policy in greater detail, provide examples of what crosses the line, and set expectations for enforcement consequences
        Updating outbound language to people who violate our policies (what we say when accounts are locked, suspended, appealed, etc).
    We have a lot of work ahead of us and will definitely be turning to you all for guidance in the weeks ahead. We will do our best to keep you looped in on our progress.
    All the best,
    Head of Safety Policy"


" The Atmel Community is a place for engineers, developers, students, makers and more to learn, share, and offer help. This is a very large, diverse community and everybody should feel comfortable asking questions and providing feedback. That being said, your conduct should help promote a positive, encouraging and valuable environment free of intimidation and harassment.

Comments, actions, or displays which are meant to demean, harass or insult others will not be tolerated. This includes those that target a person's race, creed, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical appearance, or ability.

The administrators and moderators of the Atmel Community reserve the right to ban, without warning, those who violate this Code of Conduct in either public postings of content or in private messages.

If someone is abusive or causes you to feel uncomfortable, please notify an administrator or moderator or email

This Code of Conduct is neither exhaustive nor complete. Any behavior not mentioned here but can be considered offensive will result in the same action. This serves as a guideline to promote a friendly, safe, and collaborative community and is subject to change.




1) Content must depict an embarrassing interaction between two or more people. 2) Do not post content that includes anyone under the age of 18. This is a bannable offense. 3) No content that includes or focuses on the mentally ill or disabled. This is a bannable offense. 4) Be descriptive with your titles. 5) Do NOT submit content that is intentionally awkward. 6) No posting of any mirrored content. 7) No mobile links.


hover for details 1) DO NOT POST COMMENTS ON YOUTUBE VIDEOS! 2) Posting personal information of ANY kind is NOT allowed. 3) Be civil. Bullying/fighting words of any form are a bannable offense. 4) No posting mirrors of content.


hover for details We do not track "offenses." Please downvote and report submissions that clearly don't belong in this subreddit. "

here's some of what you get when you hover for details:

" 1) DO NOT POST COMMENTS ON YOUTUBE VIDEOS! Keep all comments about the video in /r/cringe.

2) Posting personal information of ANY kind is NOT allowed. This includes real names and usernames.

3) Be civil. Bullying/fighting words of any form are a bannable offense. Flamewars, drama, hostility, fighting words, and insults are not permitted. If you see any of these, please report them. ... We do not track "offenses." This means that any violation of our rules may result in a ban, even if it's your first offense. " which seems to be sort of an alt-right troll sorta-alternative to r/cringe?:

" A few simple guidelines:

1) Block out all personal info (addresses, phone numbers, social media links, full names.etc.) This is a global rule on reddit - violating it can get you shadowbanned by the website admins.

    1.5) Don't go out of your way to target individual users.
    1.6) Blocking out usernames is always a good idea. Posts containing usernames may lead to brigading, and will be removed at our discretion.

2) Make sure it's actual cringe. Misleading, context-free, low-quality or meta shitposts are subject to removal.

3) Don't be a f*. If you want to make dramatic selfposts about "bullying", preach social justice topics or white knight for m'ladies, you belong in the original cringe subs.

4) Read the global rules. They apply to all subreddits, and we have no control over them.

    4.1) Witch hunts of any kind are strictly prohibited. This is part of a site wide rule found in the normal rules that most of you never read, such as this about witch hunts or this link here. Inciting any sort of riot may get you banned not only from this sub, but also Reddit as a whole. More here...

5) Report obvious satire. We will give that post a yellow flair to help voters make an informed decision.

6) This is not a politically correct sub. If you get offended by "casual racism" or mean flairs/comments, CringeAnarchy? is not for you.

Please report any c, white knights or social justice f you see, and we will flair them accordingly. "


" Reddit Content Policy

1 Reddit is a platform for communities to discuss, connect, and share in an open environment, home to some of the most authentic content anywhere online. The nature of this content might be funny, serious, offensive, or anywhere in between. While participating, it’s important to keep in mind this value above all others: show enough respect to others so that we all may continue to enjoy Reddit for what it is. Unwelcome content

2 While Reddit generally provides a lot of leeway in what content is acceptable, here are some guidelines for content that is not. Please keep in mind the spirit in which these were written, and know that looking for loopholes is a waste of time.

3 Content is prohibited if it

    Is illegal
    Is involuntary pornography
    Is sexual or suggestive content involving minors
    Encourages or incites violence
    Threatens, harasses, or bullies or encourages others to do so
    Is personal and confidential information
    Impersonates someone in a misleading or deceptive manner
    Is spam

Prohibited behavior

4 In addition to not submitting unwelcome content, the following behaviors are prohibited on Reddit

    Asking for votes or engaging in vote manipulation
    Breaking Reddit or doing anything that interferes with normal use of Reddit
    Creating multiple accounts to evade punishment or avoid restrictions

NSFW (Not Safe For Work) content

5 Content that contains nudity, pornography, or profanity, which a reasonable viewer may not want to be seen accessing in a public or formal setting such as in a workplace should be tagged as NSFW. This tag can be applied to individual pieces of content or to entire communities. Enforcement

6 We have a variety of ways of enforcing our rules, including, but not limited to

    Asking you nicely to knock it off
    Asking you less nicely
    Temporary or permanent suspension of accounts
    Removal of privileges from, or adding restrictions to, accounts
    Adding restrictions to Reddit communities, such as adding NSFW tags or Quarantining
    Removal of content
    Banning of Reddit communities

Moderation within communities

7 Individual communities on Reddit may have their own rules in addition to ours and their own moderators to enforce them. Reddit provides tools to aid moderators, but does not prescribe their usage. "



Welcome to /r/CryptoCurrency?. This subreddit is intended for open discussions on all subjects related to emerging crypto-currencies and crypto-assets. Please make quality contributions and follow the rules for posting. Rules

    Obey the Golden Rule & Maintain Decorum
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    Do Not Post Low-Quality Content
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    Do Not Steal Content
    Keep Discussions on Topic
    Use Suitable Titles and Correct Flairs
    Communicate With The Mod Team


    Obey the Golden Rule & Maintain Decorum
    Lead by example and treat others as you would wish yourself to be treated.
    No Trolling. Do not make random unsolicited and/or controversial comments with the intent of baiting or provoking unsuspecting readers to engage in hostile arguments. Trolling, in all its forms, will lead to a suspension or permanent ban. Do not waste people's time. It's the most valuable resource we have.
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    Referral linking is strictly prohibited and will be met with a long-term or permanent ban.
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    To mitigate abuse from throwaway accounts, a minimum of 20 comment karma & 10-days account age is required for participation.
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    High-quality submissions are encouraged. Baseless price speculation, shilling, repetitive posts et cetera are removed. "Recommend a coin" can be discussed on the daily thread.
    See our Expanded Rules wiki page for more details about this rule.
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    Do not reveal personally identifying information(PII), otherwise known as doxxing yourself. Divulging how many coins you own can make you a target of hackers and identity thieves.
    Do not doxx other redditors even if they engaged in an illicit activity. Report them to the mods instead.
    Do Not Steal Content

Do not steal content, also known as scraping or plagiarizing. Submitting links to blogs or news sites which are notorious for this activity will result in suspension or permanent ban. Use this tool to help determine if content is stolen or not.

Keep Discussions on Topic

Idealogical posts or comments about politics are considered nonconstructive, off-topic, and will be removed. Exceptions will be made for analysis of political events and how they influence cryptocurrency.

    Use Suitable Titles and Correct Flairs

No clickbait. Titles cannot be misleading. They should accurately represent the content being linked. Titles must be in English. No URLs in titles. No low-effort content typically characterized by low character count, all caps, & banal wording. Example: "SELL SELL SELL!!!", "BUY!!", or "MOON!" See our Expanded Rules wiki page for more details about this rule.

    Communicate With The Mod Team
    Report rules violations. The rules are only as good as they are enforced. Mods cannot be everywhere at once so it is up to you to report rule violations when they happen. Do not fall victim to the Bystander Effect and think someone else will report it.
    Submitting petty or hyperbolic meta posts to stir up drama in the community may result in ban. Message your issues to the modmail or in r/CryptoCurrencyMeta instead.
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    See our Expanded Rules page for more details.


the chat platform screenshot mentioned at the end of



"I've been in communities that were very pleasant and open about a lot of things where the only rule was, quote, "don't be a dick". I've also been in communities, that despite extensive rules that would make make fellows from my law course cry in joy and fully oriented towards left/liberal, were cesspools of hatred." [4]


not exactly a discussion forum, but:

" ...

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" To play on Discworld you must agree to the following terms and conditions:

Please read the terms and conditions CAREFULLY! (You have time, we'll be back in 30 seconds) "


new 'be nice' policy (code of conduct) at stack overflow:

" Be Nice.

    Whether you've come to ask questions, or to generously share what you know, remember that we’re all here to learn, together. Be welcoming and patient, especially with those who may not know everything you do. Oh, and bring your sense of humor. Just in case.
    That basically covers it. But these three guidelines may help:
        Rudeness and belittling language are not okay. Your tone should match the way you'd talk in person with someone you respect and whom you want to respect you. If you don't have time to say something politely, just leave it for someone who does.
        Be welcoming, be patient, and assume good intentions. Don't expect new users to know all the rules — they don't. And be patient while they learn. If you're here for help, make it as easy as possible for others to help you. Everyone here is volunteering, and no one responds well to demands for help.
        Don't be a jerk. These are just a few examples. If you see them, flag them:
            Name-calling. Focus on the post, not the person. That includes terms that feel personal even when they're applied to posts (like "lazy", "ignorant", or "whiny").
            Bigotry of any kind. Language likely to offend or alienate individuals or groups based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc. will not be tolerated. At all. (Those are just a few examples; when in doubt, just don't.)
            Inappropriate language or attention. Avoid vulgar terms and anything sexually suggestive. Also, this is not a dating site.
            Harassment and bullying. If you see a hostile interaction, flag it. If it keeps up, disengage — we'll handle it. If something needs staff attention, you can use the contact us link at the bottom of every page.
    We're proud to be a large, user-driven space on the internet where name-calling, harassment, and other online nastiness are almost non-existent. It's up to all of us to keep it that way.
    In summary, have fun, and be good to each other."

some discussion at [5]


[6] makes an important point: when moderators cite rule violations, if the categories are too broad, good-intentioned people who are cited don't understand why they are cited and that prevents them from learning (also it is more insulting). Examples (the following is mostly quotes, even unquoted bits) from that page:

should also:

“not constructive” and “not a real question” are replaced by:

    too broad – There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs.
    unclear what you’re asking – Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it’s currently written, it’s hard to tell exactly what you’re asking.
    primarily opinion based – Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise.
    “Off-Topic” now includes site-specific close reasons
    Many communities have decided that some questions that sound like they fall under the topic “headline” (“cooking”,  “photography”, etc.) should be explicitly disallowed:
        On our cooking site, recipe requests are off-topic, (but recipe replacements questions are allowed).
        On photography – “fix my picture” questions are off topic, (but specific technique requests are allowed).
        Stack Overflow is about programming, but programming questions you’d solve on a whiteboard or that ask what’s wrong with a large block of code are no good.

Each example seems on-topic, but the community definition of what’s allowed has been adjusted to exclude them. These nuanced definitions have always been in each site’s help center (formerly the FAQ,) and are also the new user About page.

And, as of today, they are also available to “off-topic” close-voters right in the close dialogue. Users can pick one from the site’s list, or if none apply, they can enter a free-form one which will appear as a comment and as a choice for others voting to close the same question:

These site-specific reasons will also address situations previously covered by “General Reference” and “Too Localized”. Those were the least used and most misused reasons – moderator and team sampling found a huge percentage of their application to be erroneous. (References to location in a question were particularly dangerous – never mind that a couple of billion people might live there.) But they did have some important uses:

        Questions that could be answered with a single dictionary search on English, and
        Unguided requests to debug huge blocks of code on Stack Overflow
    Duplicates now focus on redirection to the answers you need
    All dupes now must point to an answered question, and the new language focuses on getting you answers:
    marked as [duplicate] – this question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please edit this question to explain how it is different, or ask a new question.
    Questions edited by the original poster automatically go to the re-open queue
    Once there, other users will review and can re-open improved posts.  No more flagging your own question, or going to Meta to  request a formal appellate review. If you make meaningful edits to your question within five days of being put on hold, it gets considered for re-opening.


" Examples of good and bad comments


        Stack Overflow is not your personal research assistant. <-- because it is snarky.
        Improve your accept rate. <-- Because it doesn't explain anything.


        What output did you expect to see, and what did you see instead?
        Could you add more details about X?
        Do you have a link, citation, or reference for the claim you are making in this post?
        Sharing your research helps everyone. Tell us what you found and why it didn’t meet your needs.


Question: "I'm trying to xxx and it's not working."

    Fairly unfriendly comment: "Look, we're not mind readers here. What do you mean it's not working?"
    Relatively neutral comment: "What did you expect to see, and what did you see instead?"
    Fairly friendly comment: "Sorry to hear that... I hope we can help you! But we need a bit more information. What did you expect to see, and what did you see instead?"


Some things to note about this situation.

    Friendliness almost always takes more words. If that bothers you, maybe you would be happier moving on to another question and letting someone else answer this one right now. There's nothing wrong with that.
    You may argue that certain new users need to be educated on the proper way to ask, and if they refuse to be educated, we don't want or need them around -- the site has plenty of questions without them! But this misses two important points.


Usually friendliness can be added to anything by adding a few friendly words.

    "Welcome to Stack Overflow! ..."
    "Thanks for asking! ..."
    "I hope that was helpful! ..."
    "I'm glad you asked! ..."
    "Could you do me a favor? ..."

" [7]


" Let’s do something about comments. Condescension and sarcasm have been reluctantly tolerated in comments for too long. We’ll research possible feature changes, but let’s start by working with the community and our community managers to start flagging and deleting unkind comments now." [8]


" But we have some of our own weird rules, that take a while to figure out. Rules about shopping questions, subjective questions, and “localized” questions. Those are very important rules, but when newbies violate them, we can be somewhat snarky. I did a quick survey and found that about 50% of questions that are closed on Stack Overflow are also accompanied by an unfriendly comment. So it isn’t surprising that newbies are turned off.

So we decided to declare the summer of 2012 as The Summer of Love, a.k.a. “The Hunting of the Snark.” The goal is simple: to keep Stack Exchange a welcoming, friendly place without lowering our standards. No, you may not ask “plz send me the code” questions, but if you do, we will explain to you, in a friendly and professional way, what you did wrong.

You’ve probably already seen the first phases of this campaign. To kick it off, Shog9 deleted the “What Stack Overflow is Not” thread on, which started out with the best of intentions (indeed it was intended to help newbies come up to speed), but it turned into an accidental factory of unfriendly comments. We’ve started talking about how to be civil and we’ll continue that. And to make everything, you know, scientific, we’ve started actually measuring friendliness in comments, automatically, using Mechanical Turk. We’ll share some astonishing results of that study with you soon. "




1) This code of conduct refers to relations between ISA members, ISA Headquarters staff, and other participants and their interactions in the course of ISA activities. a)ISA activities include the ISA’s annual conventions, international conventions, regional meetings, pre- or post-conference workshops, and editing of the Association’s journals. b) Some matters of professional ethics are under the purview of specific committees and areaddressed elsewhere. Examples are plagiarism and academic freedom.

2)ISA Office Holders, from the President and Executive Director to members of the Governing Council and Editors of ISA journals, have a special responsibility to uphold and observe the Code of Conduct, promoting in the Association’s activities a professional environment characterized by constructive debate and the treatment of all members and participants with dignity and respect.

3)The ISA recognizes that there is a distinction between victimization through bullying and/or harassment and legitimate, justifiable, and appropriate constructive criticism. Nothing in this document should be construed as a limitation on the ability of members and participants to constructively evaluate and critique one another’s work.

4)Nonetheless, the ISA recognizes its duty to ensure that members and participants are not bullied and/or harassed. It further recognizes that this duty is of wider application and includes all members and participants, regardless of status or the period of time.

a) Bullying may be characterized as i) Offensive, insulting, intimidating, or malicious behavior targeted at another person or persons; ii) An abuse or misuse of power intended to undermine, humiliate, denigrate, or injure the person or persons toward whom such behavior is targeted. b) Harassment may be defined as, but is not limited to: i) Unwanted conduct affecting the dignity of people or individuals. It may be related to age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, disability, religion, nationality, citizenship or any personal characteristic of the individual, and may be persistent or isolated. The key is that the actions or comments are experienced as demeaning and unacceptable by the recipient.

5) The ISA recognizes that members and participants who feel that they have been victims of bullying and/or harassment as defined in this code of conduct are entitled to pursue their case in a safe and non-threatening environment.

6) The ISA is committed to ensuring that complaints brought under this procedure shall not lead to the victimization or harassment of any individual. a) The ISA prefers to avoid escalating disputes when seeking to resolve cases of an alleged breach of this policy. b) The procedures for addressing grievances (detailed below) aim to resolve allegations through consultation, whenever possible. At the same time, ISA recognizes that punitive measures may be required to address some violations. c) ISA also is committed to ensuring that those who print complaints under this Code are not subject to retaliation by respondents or third parties.

7)The ISA ensures that procedures are in place to address allegations of bullying and/or harassment. Such procedures provide for a) Timely handling of such allegations; b) Fair and impartial handling of such allegations; and c) Fair, impartial, and sensitive treatment of all parties affected by such allegations.

ADDRESSING GRIEVANCES 1)An individual who considers that he or she is a victim of a breach of this code (Complainant) should, if practicable, seek to resolve the matter informally with the person against whom the allegation is made (Respondent). If this is unsuccessful or inappropriate to the situation, then the Complainant may seek redress through the procedures outlined under 2 and/or 3.

2)Formal Complaint

a) If the matter is not resolved informally, or in cases where the nature of the allegations renders informal procedure inappropriate, the complainant may bring a formal complaint under this policy.

b) A written complaint shall be signed by the Complainant and should include the following information: i) The name of the Respondent; ii) The nature of the conduct about which a complaint is made, including, where possible, dates and times; iii) The names of any people who may have witnessed the conduct; and iv) Any action that has already have been taken to resolve the matter.

c)A formal complaint must be made in writing to any member of the ISA Executive Committee. The Executive Committee member who received the complaint will forward the complaint to the Executive Director for initial review to determine if the complaint falls under the ISA Code of Conduct (i.e., the issue occurred in the context of ISA activities). If the Executive Director is the potential Respondent, the sitting President will make this assessment.

d)Once that determination is made, the Executive Director or the sitting President will share a copy of the complaint with the Respondent. i)If the Complainant expresses concerns that the sharing of a full complaint may to lead to retaliation from the Respondent, the Executive Director or sitting President may opt to instead summarize the complaint, perhaps even omitting the identity of the Complainant. ii)The default practice, however, is to share the complaint with the Respondent.

e)The Complainant may request, prior to a full investigation of the complaint, that the mediation procedure described below (Section 3) be used.

f)The ISA President will initiate an investigation of the complaint. This committee will typically be the standing Committee on Professional Rights and Responsibilities. i)If a conflict of interest prevents the Committee on Professional Rights and Responsibilitiesfrom considering the complaint, the ISA President may refer the matter to a different committee or constitute an ad hoc committee. ii)The latter actions require approval (two-thirds supermajority) from the Executive Committee.

g)The investigating committee may ask the parties and any witnesses (whether or not identified by either party) to present evidence within a reasonable period of time. All evidence will be given in writing (including e-mail). Individuals may also be called to present an oral statement or to provide documentation. Those who provide evidence should be reminded at the outset that it will be used in order to resolve the matter.

h)The investigating committee will evaluate the evidence using the following criteria: i)The allegations involve inappropriate conduct as defined in this Code of Conduct; ii)The evidence suggests the alleged behavior did indeed violate professional norms of dignity and respect; iii)The committee may further determine whether the alleged behavior appears to constitute an isolated incident or a pattern of behavior that has consequences for the ability of the ISA to maintain and promote a professional environment in which all members and participants treat one another with dignity and respect; i)The investigating committee (typically the PRRC) will prepare a report for the ISA Executive Committee. This report will summarize the committee’s deliberations, render a judgment regarding the occurrence of Code of Conduct violations, and recommend a resolution of the matter. Resolution may include: i)Recommend that on the basis of the evidence that the complaint be dismissed; ii)Make recommendations for informally resolving the matter (without necessarily attributing blame or responsibility). The objective will be to (re-) establish a professional and respectful working relationship between the parties. iii)Decide that there is a prima facie case and make recommendations to the ISA Executive Director and sitting President for the resolution of the matter. iv)The recommendations suggested may include, but are not limited to: (1)A private letter of reprimand. (2)A public letter of censure. This letter will be made public after the time frame for appeal has passed. (3)A suspension of membership of the Respondent for a specified period of time. Such a suspension would suspend access to ISA-related funding, and to participation in ISA meetings. (4)A ban from the right to publish in ISA-administered journals.

v)The recommendations will have an explicit foundation in the evidentiary findings of the committee; vi)The Respondent’s failure to cooperate with the committee may constitute grounds for disciplinary action by the committee.

j)The ISA Executive Director shall communicate the resolution of the matter to both the Complainant and the Respondent. The resolution of the matter, as well as the original complaint, will be held at the ISA Headquarters. Should a Respondent be subject to a future complaint, the Executive Director will share this information with the adjudicating committee.

k)The ISA Executive Director will report annually on the use of the Code of Conduct process. The report should not name the individuals involved or describe specific allegations. Rather it shouldsummarize the process, in terms of the number of complaints filed; the number of cases referred to committee (and to which committee); the number of complaints upheld and their resolution (censure, membership restrictions or other penalties).

3)Mediation a)If, as in Section 2 above, the Executive Director or Sitting President has determined that the complaint falls under the ISA Code of Conduct, the Respondent may request that his/her complaint first be addressed via Mediation. When such a request is received, the Executive Director or sitting President will ask whether the Complainant is amendable to mediation. If both parties agree to mediation, the ISA will engage the services of a professional mediator. b)The mediation process will typically involve the following steps, although the exact structure of the process is left to the professional mediator, perhaps in consultation with the Executive Director or the sitting President. The mediator is asked to keep detailed records of all communication; these records will be placed on file at ISA Headquarters. i)Request an explanation from the Complainant of the nature of the grievance, as well as a description of any informal efforts at resolution that have taken place. ii)Contact the Respondent, outline the nature of the complaint, and obtain that person’s response to the complaint. As in 2.iv above, the complaint typically should be shared in full with the Respondent. iii)If appropriate and feasible, arrange a joint meeting with the parties to discuss the case. iv)The mediator will make recommendations to the parties for resolving the matter. Depending on the circumstances of the case, the recommendation may include an attribution of blame or responsibility. v)The objective will be to (re-) establish a professional and respectful working relationship between the parties. vi)The mediator will prepare a brief written report for the Executive Director or sitting President. This report shall summarize the efforts and the resolution of the dispute. Alternatively, the report may summarize the efforts and report that a resolution has not been achieved and is unlikely occur. vii)The report will remain confidential. However, the mediator may share this report with the parties to the complaint, if desired by these parties. viii)Note that, while mediation is an option available to any Complainant, it is not a required part of the formal complaint process. That is, a Complainant whose grievance falls under the ISA Code of Conduct, but who does not want to opt for mediation, has a right to request immediate use of the formal process outlined in Section 2.

4)An appeal may be made regarding the outcome of the investigation, either by the complainant or by the Respondent, using the following procedures: a)Any appeal should be made in writing to the ISA Executive Committee. b)An appeal can be made only on grounds of procedural irregularity or where the outcome of the investigation is seen to be manifestly unreasonable. c)The appeal must be made within three months of the communication of the decision. d)The Executive Committee will: i)Review the appeal and the report by the investigating committee, and draft a response to the appeal. This response will evaluate whether the appeal has merit. If the Executive Committee determines the appeal has merit it may: (1)Send the matter back to the investigating committee; (2)Constitute a new investigating committee; (3)Dismiss the matter; or (4)Devise an alternative strategy for resolving the matter. 5)Recordkeeping: the functioning of this Code, and of the complaints process detailed above, requires the keeping of records regarding previous complaints and the resolution of those complaints. As such, records of all complaints received, and of the disposition of those complaints, are to be kept at ISA Headquarters. When a new complaint is filed, the Executive Director (or, where appropriate, the President) will check these records, and will provide information about past complaints to the PRR Committee or other investigating body. As with all information provided in the complaints process, such information is to be treated confidentially by members of the PRR Committee or other investigating body.

6)Additional Provisions: a)A party or witness acting under any stage of this procedure who knowingly makes a statement that is untrue, malicious, frivolous, or in bad faith may be subject to the disciplinary powers detailed under 2. The investigating committee should investigate any such action and make recommendations as part of its report. b)At all stages of this procedure, the Complainant, the Respondent, or a witness in the procedure may be accompanied by a colleague. c)All information gathered under this procedure will be treated in confidence. Some information may be shared among those involved within the confines of the investigation as part of the evidentiary process. This Code also acknowledges that, when the investigating body finds the Complainant’s code to have merit, the Complainant may wish to share the judgement with a limited set of individuals, such as their department chair. Complainants who wish to do so are asked to consult the ISA Executive Director or sitting President prior to disseminating such information.This Code of Conduct and its procedures for resolving grievances is not intended to and is not a substitute for the rights of any of the parties to seek legal redress. Any legal action on the part of the Complainant will be exclusively a matter between the Complainant, the Respondent and the authorities in the location where the incident occurred. The ISA will not be a party to such legal action, nor will it accept any financial responsibility for such action. "


" Numbers Companies should publish the numbers of posts removed and accounts permanently or temporarily suspended due to violations of their content guidelines. At a minimum, this information should be broken down along each of these dimensions:

This information should be provided in a regular report, ideally quarterly, in an openly licensed, machine-readable format.

Notice Companies should provide notice to each user whose content is taken down or account is suspended about the reason for the removal or suspension. In general, companies should provide detailed guidance to the community about what content is prohibited, including examples of permissible and impermissible content and the guidelines used by reviewers. Companies should also provide an explanation of how automated detection is used across each category of content. When providing a user with notice about why a post has been removed or an account has been suspended, a minimum level of detail includes:

Notices should be available in a durable form that is accessible even if a user's account is suspended or terminated. Users who flag content should also be presented with a log of content they have reported and the outcomes of moderation processes.


Minimum standards for a meaningful appeal include:

In the long term, independent external review processes may also be an important component for users to be able to seek redress.




Please respect the Grasscity Community and its members. Follow these guidelines simply to keep this site a productive and peaceful community. Failure to abide by these simple guidelines will result in a warning/infraction/ban. Please keep in mind that you have to be at least the age of 18 to be a member of the Grasscity Community.

1. RESPECT your fellow members of the community. You don't necessarily have to agree with everyone and open and constructive debate is encouraged; however, keep this mature. Failure to respect your fellow members, including verbal assaults or degrading remarks/comments, will result in a warning. Any further infringement will result in a permanent ban. If someone has been disrespectful towards you first, please report them rather than engage in the same behavior.

2. Descriptions are listed for each forum so please post in the appropriate forums. Repeatedly posting in forums that aren't appropriate for the topic is not tolerated. Note: Please use the Search function to see if your topic has already been covered before posting.

3. Trolling is not tolerated. This includes posting arguments, flames or personal attacks for no other purpose than to annoy other members or disrupt a discussion and also posting false stories for the sake of getting views and responses. Note: Creating another account for the purpose of trolling will result in the banning of both accounts.

4. The following is not allowed to be posted within our community:

    a. Pictures of porn and nudity including links to porn and nudity. Note: Original artwork containing nudity that is posted within The Artist's Corner will be allowed at the discretion of the Administrators.
    b. Discussion of illegal activities such as software and music piracy and other intellectual property violations.
    c. Discussion that promotes violence.
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    g. Pictures of firearms and discussion of firearms in any pretense other than legality, constitutional issues and hunting.
    h. Hook-up requests and offers.
    i. Discussion of getting children and animals high.
    j. Discussion of other drugs including pharmaceuticals, supplements and ‘legal' herbs used as intoxicants. Note: Cannabis, caffeine, alcohol and tobacco can be freely discussed.
    k. Information invasive of another member's privacy including private messages, emails, chats and pictures.
    l. Meaningless threads and one word (or short) nonsense posts.
    m. Advice that can harm others.
    n. Advertisements for your own site or another site. Note: You are welcome to post an occasional interesting link to another website, within the context of a thread's topic.
    o. Hate, especially in regards to someone's race or ethnicity.
    p. Harassment of any kind.

5. Only one user account per each member is allowed. If you are placed on a temporary ban, making an additional account will lead to a permanent ban.

6. All signatures should not exceed the following size limits.

    For text in signatures: 8 lines and up to 90 characters per line. Links are considered the same as text.
    For images in signatures: 1 image up to 300 pixels wide, 125 pixels tall and no more than 20k in size.
    For quotes in signatures: If using a quote from a post, only one quote is allowed.
    Animated signatures, avatars and profile pictures are not allowed. You can choose text, an image or a quote from a post for your signature. You can't use a combination of them.

7. Please be aware of what you post within our community because we do not delete threads/posts upon request. If you decide at a later date that you want your account deleted, please use the Contact Us link and your account will be deleted. Your threads/posts will remain, your user status will be moved to Guest, you will no longer have access to the account and your account can't be found using our search function.

8. Links to most competitors are censored by our site.

9. Discussing the moderating actions of an Administrator, Super Moderator or Moderator, which includes the banning of members, within the open forums creates unnecessary drama and is not tolerated. Please send a private message to RMJL, if necessary.

Note: All rules also apply to Blogs, Photo Galleries and Private Messages.

Administrators, Super Moderators and Moderators are here to help you but also keep in mind their decisions are final. They delete threads/posts, issue warnings and ban as they feel necessary to protect the forums and the interests of

If there are any questions about the forum rules, please contact RMJL.

Follow these simple guidelines and we will have no issues and our community will remain organized, respectful and productive. "


dang 14 minutes ago [-]

Would you please not post ideological battle comments to HN? This is in the site guidelines: The problem isn't your views, it's that this sort of thing leads to flamewars that take over discussion completely if we let it.

The idea on HN is: if you have a substantive point to make, make it thoughtfully; if you don't, please don't comment until you do.



" Rally Point Bravo exists for the purpose of exploring and developing a decentralized collective intelligence that is adequate to effectively address the many challenges facing humanity in the 21st Century.

This is not another forum for ordinary dialogue. It is expected that all members of RPB know how to play well with others and are committed to discovering how to create a real coherence. Standards are high and it is expected that all members will nudge each-other into their highest capacity.

Most importantly, RPB exists to move the ball forward, including constructive criticism. This is not a place for opposition or trolling. If you aren't on the team - you will be kicked.

We have a few but important rules. Please be sure you understand them before you post:

    Good faith. Write and vote what you actually believe or think. No trolling no gamesmanship. Ideally no sarcasm.
    Voting is of the essence. Vote a lot. Don't vote to merely express agreement (or disagreement). Vote UP for what you think is IMPORTANT. THOUGHTFUL. INSIGHTFUL. Vote DOWN for DISTRACTIONS or poor delivery on the promises of RPB.
    No personal attacks. If you suspect that someone is a shill or a bot, report them to the mods.
    Real Names To be a poster or commenter here you must display your Real Name. One way is to create a reddit username that reflects your real name like "jimrutt". Another way is "edit your flair" towards the top of this column. Enter your real name as your flair. The final way is to message the mods and we can attach your real name "flair" to your reddit username. "Flair" will only appear in Rally Point Bravo."


reddit's mod guidelines:


New Linux Code of Conduct Revisions: CoC Committee Added Plus Interpretation & Mediator


Rust's CoC?:





--- " ...

Further to 6 - no hate. If you're going to dump on people, you are going to be banned. Topics we do NOT discuss here:

Religion, politics and sexuality. After many years on the internet I have found these are 3 topics that too many people cannot discuss in a civil manner, so they are off the table

... " -- [10]


" Don't act like an asshole and routinely make other people's experiences—or lives—worse. Almost all of the restrictions on how you can use Tildes are just more-explicit versions of this basic guideline. In general, as long as you treat others with basic civility and try to contribute in good faith, you will be welcome on Tildes.

Do not maliciously impersonate someone else's identity (real world or online)

Do not maliciously attempt to counteract other users' attempts to delete or edit their content, such as by deliberately re-posting content they want to be deleted.

Do not incite or encourage harm against people, including by posting hate speech or threats.

Do not post anyone's sensitive personal information (related to either their real world or online identity) with malicious intent. Multiple accounts

You may register and use multiple Tildes accounts, but do not:

    Use additional accounts for the purpose of deceiving others, such as by replying to your own posts from different accounts to create the illusion of support.
    Use additional accounts to manipulate site mechanics beyond what you could do with a single account. For example, do not vote multiple times on the same post, or vote on your own posts.


note: they also say:

" Limited tolerance, especially for assholes

Tildes will not be a victim of the paradox of tolerance; my philosophy is closer to "if your website's full of assholes, it's your fault".

This is a difficult topic, so I want to try to be clear about where on the spectrum Tildes is trying to land. I'm never going to refer to the site as a "safe space" or ban anyone just for occasionally acting like a jerk in an argument—I'd probably have to ban myself fairly quickly. However, it will also never be described as anything like "an absolute free speech site".

There's a reasonable middle ground between those extremes—I believe that it's possible to support the ability to freely discuss important and controversial topics without also being obligated to allow threats, harassment, and hate speech. " --


" users must have had their account for more than five minutes in order to participate in the server


Explicit Content Filter


Server Two-Factor Authentication: Prevent potentially dangerous administrative actions for users without two-factor authentication enabled.


verified servers in particular should include a #Moderators channel for moderators and staff to discuss rules, enforcement, or upcoming community events.


Newly-created Discord servers start with notifications set to all messages. While this is ideal for smaller, more intimate servers, it can get a little tiresome for larger communities. For this reason, we require that verified servers change this to the only @mentions option at the bottom of the overview tab within the server settings menu. "



" The Rules of Engagement in Controversial Discourse How to Make Comments on My Site Without Getting Deleted

Posted Jul 22, 2016


1. No insults directed at me or other commenters.

Disagreements are fine. Criticisms are fine. Scolding is fine.

Examples of stuff that is fine:

“You said X and it is completely wrong”

“You should never have deleted my comment!”

Not Fine:

“You are a” followed by almost any insult: e.g., simpleton, racist, sexist, bigot, fool, etc.

2. Be very careful about humor, mocking, sarcasm, and parody. They are often insulting. However, I am stopping short of a “ban,” because there is a place for these even in reasonable, healthy, thoughtful discussions. But such content is at higher risk for being taken down for being insulting than other types of comments.

3. No demographic slurs (racial, ethnic, gender, sexuality or any other group). Not even when used to describe your own victimization. An exception might be made if you are quoting a scholarly article or reputable news source that uses the term.

4. No profanity directed at individuals. Sometimes, profanity can be constructively used to refer to ideas, situations (look up what snafu is an acronym for). A good example of a constructive use of profanity can be found here.

5. Be very careful about painting groups with broad brushes. It is too easy to make claims like “Republicans are anti-science” which is massively overstated. Republican/Democrat differences exist on issues like evolution and climate change, with Republicans generally accepting the science at lower levels than Democrats – but the difference is probably much less than many of you believe. At the same time, on many issues, many liberals’ beliefs, including liberal social science faculty, are completely distorted (accuracy of stereotypes, validity of standardized tests, genetic bases of intelligence, and more).

Be even more careful when referring to demographic groups. If you have the data – say, if you have been reviewing U.S. Census data – feel free to refer to men, women, blacks, Latinos, etc., as long as you reference the data. Keep in mind, however, that such data constitutes overall information, averages and distributions, and such data rarely describes every individual.

6. Whenever possible, clearly distinguish between what you believe to be, on one hand, a fact, and, on the other, anything else (speculation, opinion, attitude, prediction). If you think it is a fact but it is somewhat controversial, if possible, provide a citation or website, keeping in mind that just because some website or article says something is true does not necessarily mean it is true.

7. Stay on topic. You can range somewhat; a good discussion does range somewhat. But, for the most part, if the blog is on stereotypes, stick to stereotypes. If the blog is on failed replications in social psychology, stick to failed replications

The comments section of my blog entries is not a forum for grandstanding, getting on a soapbox to rail about Obama's sins or Trump's lies or Hillary's real or imagined flaws or the idiocy of liberals or climate deniers or whatever whipping horse du jour you have a bug about. In fact, they are not a soapbox for railing about anything.

Please stick to the topic. I do periodically host guest bloggers. If one of my entries inspires you to want to write a guest blog on a different topic, contact me, and we can talk.

8. Keep your tone civil. I realize "tone" is a subjective judgment call. I will exercise my judgment to the best of my limited abilities. Nasty tone = deleted comment.

9. Keep your comments relatively short, preferably under 200 words. If you start pushing 300 or more, you should consider getting your own blog site. The comments section here is not the place for you to expound or pontificate about either your worldview, your values, your opinions, your personal experiences, or the depths of your insights. If you like, contact me outside the comments (you can email me via Psych Today) and feel free to propose a guest blog. I have regularly had guest bloggers over the years – if you have more than 300 words worth of stuff to say, consider proposing a guest blog.

This one does not apply to me. If there is some complex or controversial issue, I will write as long as necessary. Oh, the privileges of power and status…

10. Do not engage in mindreading or in attributing unknowable beliefs and attitudes to someone. Mindreading occurs when you state as fact that someone other than yourself has some state of mind that appears nowhere in anything they have written.

Fred: "I have doubts about whether human activity contributes much to global warming."

Marie: "You Trump supporting science denialists could not care less about how corrupt corporations are despoiling the planet."

Marie's comment here is mindreading and unjustified attribution writ large, and will likely be taken down. Fred has not said he supports Trump; expressing doubt is not equivalent to denial, and Fred has not said anything at all about his beliefs about what corporations, corrupt or otherwise, are doing to the planet. In short, Marie is making sh*t up about Fred. It is possible that she is right on all counts, but there is no evidence in Fred's comment that she is right.

This site is about evidence, facts, and perspectives and opinions informed by facts and evidence. It is not about making sh*t up. "


on one page:


"I spent years designing and enforcing rules discouraging things like downvotes, requiring people to submit the source instead of blogspam/clickbait, disallowing memes/image posts, banning any form of hate speech, etc." [11]