-be polite, always, no matter how pissed off you are
-no name calling
-basically, don't be an asshole
Things To Post to sj_awareness:
- Questions - if anything ever confuses you, ask by posting to this comm (or the anon post); any questions will be accepted as genuine unless they seem to be actively baiting or cannot possibly serve to educate someone; while I am well aware this will probably lead to some minor trolling, I would much rather have that coupled with an environment in which any question is safe to ask, rather than try to stop all trolling and in the process continue the cycling of shaming people for trying to learn things
- Meta - emphasis on fandom, but for now anything goes
- Discussions - hey, there are a lot of things SJAs don't agree on, so maybe this is something we can work towards; alternatively, maybe you saw something somewhere in fandom and would like some other peoples' thoughts and perspectives on it
- Manifestos - explanations of programs, semantics, terminology, history, ect (particularly appreciated as it provides easy solutions to the common SJW bullying excuse "it's not my job to educate you")
- Clarifications - hey, sometimes SJ is confusing; if something about it confuses you and you honestly want to know better, post your question
Things NOT Post to sj_awareness:
- Specific fanworks - unless it's your own or you have the original creator's permission; otherwise, keep questions and discussion to a general sense and fandom trends, or summarize what bugs you about a particular fanwork without linking to the fanwork or getting too specific/obvious about what it is
- Rants - there are others comms for that, take it over there; this isn't a place to vent anger, but to bring down anger so we can all move forward with civility and like mature adults
- Arbitrary "reposts" - unless some news article is confusing you or you feel needs discussions, clarification, don't post it; this isn't a place to just "post and comment", there should be an end goal to each post
Rule of Thumb (tl;dr): The post should ask a question or answer one.
Rules of Conduct
- No Wank! - yes, this bears repeating. I'll try not to be a tyrant, but the stuff this comm is focused on is very prone to shitstorms, trolling, wank, ect., which means I may need to freeze threads often. Unless there is seriously harmful, triggery material in a post or comment that isn't warned for, I will not delete things, just freeze them.
- Use trigger warnings! - I know, a bit meta to ask for trigger warnings in a comm that will probably end up discussing trigger warnings at some point. You don't need to get too specific/detailed when using them here, just try to make sure that if there's a chance someone might get triggered by your comments or post, they can at least brace themselves or know what to avoid. Use the TW tags for posts, and put trigger warnings in the top of your comments or the subject lines when commenting. By that same token...
- Mind the warnings. - this is a comm asking for clarifications, discussions of, and questions about many things including trigger warnings. That means that the system isn't perfect and people aren't perfect, and there is a chance someone will miss something. Check the tags on a post carefully for anything that might be problematic. If you have a trigger and recognize something that is a blanket warning for your trigger, please proceed with caution or avoid the post altogether.
For now, anons/anyone can comment. If the wank goes overboard, though, I'll make it registered users only.
Questions, comments? Drop a line here. :)