Remember the human; when you communicate online, all you see is a computer screen. When talking to someone you might want to ask yourself "Would I say it to the person's face?"
Adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you follow in real life.
Vote. If you think something contributes to conversation, upvote it. If you think it does not contribute to the discussion or is off-topic, downvote it.
Consider posting constructive criticism / an explanation when you downvote something, and do so carefully and tactfully.
Report any spam or inappropriate comments you find.
Engage in illegal activity.
Post or share any defamatory or illegal material of any nature, whether it be text, graphical, video, or audio.
Post someone's personal information, or post links to personal information. This includes links to public Facebook pages and screenshots of Facebook pages with the names and/or personal information still legible. Users posting personal info are subject to immediate action taken against their account. If you see a user posting personal info, please contact us. If you wish to post a screenshot of a page that contains personal information on it, please be sure to black out all said information prior to submission (MSPaint works great).
Be (intentionally) rude at all. By choosing not to be rude, you increase the overall civility of the community and make it better for both yourself and fellow community members.
Conduct personal attacks on other commenters. Ad hominem and other distracting attacks do not add anything to the conversation.
Start a flame war. Just report and "walk away". If you really feel you have to confront them, leave a polite message with a quote or link to the rules, and no more.
Insult others. Insults do not contribute to a rational discussion. Constructive Criticism, however, is appropriate and encouraged.
Troll. Trolling does not contribute to the conversation.
Downvote an otherwise acceptable post because you don't personally like it. Think before you downvote and take a moment to ensure you're downvoting someone because they are not contributing to the community dialogue or discussion. If you simply take a moment to stop, think and examine your reasons for downvoting, rather than doing so out of an emotional reaction, you will ensure that your downvotes are given for good reasons.
Mass downvote another user's posts. If it really is the content you have a problem with (as opposed to the person), by all means vote it down when you come upon it. But don't go out of your way to seek out an enemy's posts.
Upvote or downvote based just on the person that posted it. Don't upvote or downvote comments and posts just because the poster's username is familiar to you. Make your vote based on the content.
Report posts just because you do not like them.
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