READ THIS FIRST: The TypeDrawers Rules

Stephen ColesStephen Coles Posts: 712
edited November 2016 in TypeDrawers Announcements
We have only six rules, so they should be easy to remember and follow.

1. Use your real name.
All members must use their real-life first and last names as a username. (Alternatively, you may use a trade name if that obviously identifies you, but please also link from your profile page to a professional site that correlates with the name.) This policy encourages thoughtful, mature discourse where all participants are accountable members of a professional community.

2. Post topics appropriate for TypeDrawers, and post them in the appropriate category.
Get to know the categories listed on the left. If the topic you wish to discuss doesn’t fit in any of those categories, it’s probably not right for TypeDrawers. As our name and category list imply, this community is primarily focused on making type and letters, and the issues that directly relate to those endeavors. There are better venues for typography advice such as typeface identification or graphic design feedback.

3. Stay on topic.
Stick to the original topic of each discussion. If the conversation moves in a clearly different direction then start a new discussion.

4. Stay civil.
Personal attacks are unacceptable, and members are encouraged to flag such posts. Being civil also entails being considerate: Those who are incessantly belligerent or annoying will find themselves flagged. For further reading on what our standards are please refer to the Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct. Flags from five or more members, or multiple flags backed by a single moderator, will bury (collapse) a post.

5. Flag responsibly.
The “Spam”, “Abuse” and “Troll” flags should be used responsibly and for serious purposes. This is why these three items are grouped together under the Flag menu, and are not grouped with the other reaction buttons. A post with five or more flags is buried (though it is still visible through a click), and alerts moderators that other action may need to be taken.

6. Don’t share copyrighted material.
Unauthorized reproductions of copyrighted materials will not allowed. Anything being shared should only be shared by the original copyright holder or the links/information will be removed.

That’s it! TypeDrawers is open to a wide range of views and we tolerate strong disagreement and debate, but those who repeatedly break the rules will not be tolerated. In rare, extreme cases, the moderators may decide there is a need to delete a post, close a discussion, or suspend or ban a member. The moderators have the final call in these cases.

The moderators will be firm but fair in the enforcement of these rules. Our approach is to be stewards, not micromanagers or policemen. This means we’ll keep a close eye on things but will not interfere unless absolutely necessary. It also means we will be responsive to requests and concerns from TypeDrawers members.

Members are welcome to discuss any of the rules by posting a new, topic-specific thread.

Questions or private issues can be sent to a moderator in a direct message.
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