Be Professional, Contribute to the conversation with value
Keep it civil aka don’t be a jerk
Our website focuses on technology, business, marketing, industry news, etc. Some users can be defensive about certain topics they 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:
- 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
We want to grow a community around our industry and be valuable to those looking for information on the topics we post. We’d love to have you comment on our posts but if you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and if you’re contributing.
Keep it tidy
Help make moderators’ lives easier by taking a moment to ensure that what you’re about to post is in the right place. That means:
- don’t post off-topic comments or discussions.
- 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
Moderators are at the forefront of combatting spam, mediating disputes and enforcing community guidelines and, so are you.
If you see an issue, contact us if possible or flag any comments for review. If you believe someone has violated the Basic Rules, let us know.
Be sure your topic matches the general theme of the channel.
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.
Keep it Professional
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.
We currently only support English-only discussions on Disqus channels. Non-English comments and discussions will be removed.