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Comment Etiquette – use it!
TrekMovie has a strong community, which lives in our lively comments section. We LOVE all of the participation that we get from you guys — it far exceeds anything we’ve seen on any other news site — and we encourage it. However, there are some people who make the experience less than pleasant for others.
Here at TrekMovie, we live by the mantra of IDIC – Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations.
To encourage a more welcoming and safe environment for our readers, commenters, and writers, here we provide some guidelines for comment etiquette.
Do not do these things:
- Attack, put down, harass, insult, or otherwise pick on other commenters, writers, or people in general
- Use derogatory or overly explicit language
- Ask for up/down-votes or engage in voting manipulation (including the creation of multiple accounts to avoid following the rules)
- Post NSFW content
- Provide personal information (e.g. address, phone number) of yourself or someone else
- Be a dick (Wheaton’s Law).
Do do these things:
- Post comments about the article itself
- Express opinions on Star Trek
- Say nice things
- Post cool pictures (did you notice you can comment with PHOTOS now?!)
With the recent upvote/downvote system activated on the site’s comments boards, we thought it prudent to provide some guidelines on how those buttons are intended to be used. Here at TrekMovie, we follow the reddit approach to voting.
You should upvote someone when:
- The commenter has contributed something interesting or new to the discussion
- You enjoyed reading a comment because it made you laugh or cry or think or…
- You think more people should read the comment
You should downvote someone when:
- They have commented something offensive or inappropriate
- They have commented something that does not contribute to the discussion
You should NOT downvote someone simply because:
- They comment something you disagree with
- You have a personal dislike for the commenter
- You forgot to follow Wheaton’s Law
Why was my comment deleted?
If you do not follow the guidelines here, your comment may be deleted by a moderator. If a commenter continually chooses to ignore these guidelines, the moderators are not above permanently banning that person if it means making the TrekMovie comments a safer place. It can sometimes be tricky for moderators to decide whether or not a comment should be allowed or deleted. We want to encourage as much discussion as possible, and that includes negative opinions or harsh criticisms. But, if we decide that a comment adds nothing to the discussion beyond insulting a particular person or group, it will be deleted.
We <3 The TrekMovie Community
The community here on the TrekMovie comment boards is like this living organism that no one intended to create. YOU GUYS are the ones who, over its 10 year history, have made TrekMovie such a vibrant place to be, and the staff here value your contributions. This website is a volunteer effort. We are passionate about Trek, and it continues to be our absolute pleasure to bring you the news. So, thanks to all of our readers, old and new!