We’re delighted that so many of you are checking in with Cork Feminista regularly. However, we have noticed that at times things get a little heated and so we have felt the need to create this comments policy.
ALL users, without exception, are expected to get to know these guidelines and stick by them.
We would like to make it clear that the purpose of this is NOT to silence dissenting voices but to create a space where conversation and debate can flourish. The original idea behind Cork Feminista was always to give people a non-judgmental space to explore their views, where they perhaps didn’t have hard and fast opinions about a topic. We would like to stay true to this idea.
So our #1 rule is Have Some Respect. Everyone sitting behind their computer is a real person with real feelings. Please remember this.
For the Blog:
All comments are moderated. Comments posted which seek only to insult will not be posted. Comments left which disagree with the post at hand will be posted if the comment is a) respectful and b) takes issue with the topic not the writer. Personal comments will not be published.
No abusive material, personal attacks, profanity, spam or material of a similar nature will be considered for publication.
The Facebook page is moderated. We encourage and are delighted to see more and more people commenting on stories. Some general rules of engagement:
– Disagree with the person’s argument – not the person;
– Name calling or derisory attitudes to other members will not be tolerated;
– Siobhan can spot a troll at a hundred feet and when she does they are banned;
Retweet and reply away! If we don’t reply straight away, it’s because we haven’t logged in – not that we are ignoring you! Same rules as above apply.
These are general guidelines. Siobhan moderates all sites all of the time. Where she feels a user is purposefully going against this comments policy, she’ll issue a few warnings. If it becomes the case that it continues for a long period of time, she’ll have to ban the person. Siobhan will ban suspected trolls without warning, exception or regret.
Feedback/Questions can be sent to us at firstname.lastname@example.org