With that in mind, there are certain situations in which a comment should, can and will be flagged on the site. They are:
- Inappropriate language or slurs, or hate speech of any kind, especially when directed toward another user.
- Personal attacks against users, staff or professionals. Please understand the difference between voicing an opinion of someone’s work in a rousing debate and vicious behavior with combative language.
- Aggressively negative comments, with an inherently clear intent to disrupt conversation or otherwise create an unenjoyable experience for other users.
- Intentionally and obviously rude behavior, the sharing of harmful links, content or comments, and other purposefully unfavorable actions, to be determined at the discretion of the moderators.
Additionally, while it does not happen often, there are grounds for which a user may be banned, particularly via repeated occurrences of any of the previously mentioned issues in which it is clear that a user is not being conducive towards the environment we wish to have on Multiversity.
And as a note: while we will certainly be reading comments on our own, we would encourage users to play an active role in curating the type of positive experience they’d like to see on the site. If you are uncomfortable with any of the comments made on the site, we encourage you to flag the comment for review, at which point a moderator will be notified. A moderator will review the comment as soon as possible, at which point in time the comments may be deleted and/or the user removed from discussion.
One thing that we hope is abundantly clear is this: as this is our site, we expect users to understand that we do have rules. Multiversity is our home; you wouldn’t go to a stranger’s home for an event, knock over some vases or cause a ruckus and then be surprised when they ask you to leave. The same applies for Multiversity — we want everyone who comes to the site to have a good time, something worth coming back to where we can help foster positive and interesting discourse about the medium. We will strive and do our best to keep that as a central tenant to the site experience, and we hope you work with us to do so.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns towards our policy, please feel free to contact Editor in Chief Brian Salvatore at any time: firstname.lastname@example.org.