Keep it civil aka donâ€™t be a jerk
Weâ€™re going to get into the thick of a lot of heated discussions and thatâ€™s okay. These discussions often entail topics that we all personally care a lot about and will passionately defend. But in order for discussions to thrive here, we need to remember to criticize ideas, not people. So, remember to avoid: name-calling, ad hominem attacks, Responding to a postâ€™s tone instead of its actual content, knee-jerk contradictions
Comments that we find to be hateful, inflammatory, or harassing may be removed. If you donâ€™t have something nice to say about another user, donâ€™t say it. Treat others the way youâ€™d like to be treated.
Always strive to add value to every interaction and discussion you participate in.There are a lot of discussions that happen every day on Godinterest. Before joining in a discussion, browse through some of the most recent and active discussions happening in the community, especially if youâ€™re new here. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.
Keep it tidy Help make moderatorsâ€™ lives easier by taking a moment to ensure that what youâ€™re about to post is in the right place. That means: (1) donâ€™t post off-topic comments or discussions: check the Explore page to find the appropriate channel for your topic (2) donâ€™t cross-post the same thing multiple times (3) review any specific posting guidelines for the community. (4) check if another active discussion on your topic has already been posted.
If you see something, say something.Moderators are at the forefront of combatting spam, mediating disputes and enforcing community guidelines and, so are you. If you see an issue, contact the moderators if possible or flag any comments for review. If you believe someone has violated the Basic Rules, report it to Godinterest by flagging the userâ€™s profile.