Talk a lot! About anything you want! Mostly.
Don't be afraid to start a conversation about anything you're passionate about/curious about/thinking about. You don't need to keep things PG-13—we're not parents, or teachers, and we're certainly not babysitters—but you do need to keep things civil. No hurting feels just because. There are enough villains on the internet; we don't want any of them here.
Chime in. Speak up.
We want this to be a great place to talk. Better than Facebook. Better than Twitter. Better than email (and we love email!). But to keep the conversation going, please make sure your post adds to the conversation. All we care about it is that what your typing matters to you.
Don't call people names, other than their own.
No slurs. No attacks. No unfair take-downs. If you disagree with someone's opinion, we absolutely want to hear it. But be thoughtful about it. Avoid anything offensive or abusive, and never, ever post hate speech
If you see something, say something.
Not to quote the MTA, but truly, our moderators are on top of it and will move fast if you see something that makes you feel worried, or uncomfortable, or panic-y.
Only post your own stuff.
There's enough re-posts or even straight-up plagiarism on the internet. (That sound is journalism professors everywhere shaking their heads.) We don't want it here. Quotes are great! Taking someone else's work to pass off as your own is not. Don't post anything that belongs to someone else without permission. You may not post descriptions of, links to, or methods for stealing someone’s intellectual property (software, video, audio, images), or for breaking any other law.
We have a one-strike-and-you're-out policy.
In order to keep this a positive and fun place for everyone, we've got to keep these things in mind: No shameless self-promo, please. This should go without saying, but no creeps allowed.
Terms of service. Sigh.
Ugh, the legal stuff. Check this out to learn more about our behavior and rights related to content, privacy, and laws. To use this service, you must agree to abide by our TOS.