Comment Policy

We’ve put together a set of universal guidelines that we believe every community can benefit from and moderators can adopt. Our goal is to ensure that these set of guidelines are easy to understand and widely applicable to any articles posted on Brave Fortress. It’s not meant to be comprehensive, rather focusing on the most commonly shared principles we believe are critical for setting a foundation in a community to enable it to thrive.

Keep it civil (don’t be a jerk)

It’s quite alright if we get into the thick of a lot of heated discussions. 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 post’s tone instead of its actual content.
  • knee-jerk contradiction

Comments that we find to be hateful, inflammatory, or harassing may be removed. If you don’t have something nice to say about another user, don’t say it. Treat others the way you’d like to be treated.

Always strive to add value to every interaction and discussion you participate in

Before joining in a discussion, browse through some of the most recent and active discussions, especially if you’re new. 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 everyone’s lives easier by taking a moment to ensure that what you’re about to post is in the right place. That means:

  • don’t post off-topic comments or discussions: explore the site to find the appropriate article for your topic
  • don’t cross-post the same thing multiple times
  • check if another active discussion on your topic has already been posted

If you see something, say something

We try our best to combat spam, mediating disputes and enforcing community guidelines and, so should you.

If you see an issue, contact the us or flag any comments for review. If you believe someone has violated the Basic Rules, report it to us.

Stay On-topic

Be sure your post matches the general topic of the article.

No Self-promotion

A discussion or comment that contains only a link to your blog, a product, or your article on another site will almost always be removed.

Choose Your Words Wisely

Comments that contain profanity are automatically held for moderator review before being posted. Depending on the context of the comment, it may be removed. Profanity used to insult, antagonize, or inflame will always be removed.

Don’t Be a Jerk

Personal attacks and harassment will not be tolerated. Sexist, racist, misogynist, homophobic, and broad, offensive generalizations about groups of people are simply not allowed. Comments or discussions written intentionally to provoke will also be removed.

Don’t Copy and Paste

If you didn’t write it, or haven’t properly cited the article you’re quoting, don’t post it.

English Only

We currently only support English-only discussions. Non-English comments and discussions will be removed without prior notice.

Citation

This comment policy was patterned after Disqus’ own community guidelines.

 

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