Commenting on RS
As RS readership increases and the number of comments grow, we're asking our diverse community to help foster a fun, positive, and inclusive environment for those exploring consciousness-shifting ideas for the first time. Many of us realize that opening up to transformation can be a daunting and difficult task, especially in the beginning. We're inviting RS participants to help maintain a healthy and supportive community that allows for dynamic dialogue and discussions about the topics covered on the site.
To do this, we ask those commenting on articles to go beyond any negative projections they might have and respect those with divergent or seemingly opposing viewpoints. If someone posts an article or comment challenging your beliefs, we encourage you to think of this as an opportunity to expand your own perspective and find common ground in a friendly and open-minded dialogue. Also, if you do respond with unnecessary negativity or a personal attack, we'll make sure to send you a note and remind you of our intention of keeping a safe and supportive space for participants on the site. We also reserve the right to remove comments we find particularly damaging to our goal of maintaining a healthy community.
The RS team considers the comments section a vital component of the site. It allows us to discover fresh insights and explore new possibilities through a collective process of discussion and problem solving. We ask you to check out our Comments Guidelines listed below and help us to nurture our expanding community.
Be Civil: Please respond respectfully to all participants on the site. Of course, you're welcome to disagree and debate people's ideas; we just ask that you do so with general common courtesy. Personal attacks aren't helpful to anyone.
Stay on Topic: Rambling essays or poems about your dog's vegan eating habits should wait until we run a story about dogs, vegans, and/or eating habits. Also, please refrain from putting up irrelevant public gestures or extraneous "comments graffiti."
Keep it Clean: Try and stay clear of swearing. There are other interesting ways of expressing your thoughts and we also want the kiddies to be able to check out the site if they like.
Reality Sandwich reserves the right to delete comments that don't follow our basic guidelines. In the event that your comment is deleted, we'll drop you a note.Tweet