Comments Policy

Some ground rules for comments to ensure everyone can enjoy and learn from our content.

Last updated on January 8, 2020

Overview

The comments section on our website is intended to foster discussion, debate, and yes, even disagreement among engaged and informed readers; it is not intended as a place to antagonize, belittle, or objectify our subjects, writers, or audience. Above all, we encourage our commenters to be respectful, open-minded, and passionate when interacting with their fellow readers. Our goals are:

  1. To inform and inspire you to talk to each other and your networks about issues we care about.
  2. To provide valuable information – including actions you can take – about design, development, startups and more.
  3. To have a little fun and find ways to collaborate with you.

Rules

We encourage you to participate in this blog via comments. All viewpoints are welcome, but please be constructive. We reserve the right to make editorial decisions regarding submitted comments, including but not limited to removal of comments. When moderated, we will not approve comments that are:

  • Abusive or threatening towards any individual;
  • Violating any law or individual’s rights;
  • Fraudulent or deceptive;
  • Repetitive postings or spam;
  • Offensive or inappropriate for this channel, including the use of profanity;
  • Off-topic or not relevant.

We hope that all of our readers will observe the rules below when commenting on the site, but in case they don’t, we reserve the right to delete comments or ban commenters that engage in any of the following:

  • Ad hominem attacks on other commenters, writers, or subjects regarding their appearance, intelligence, race, odor, sexuality, or any other qualities not relevant to the discussion at hand.
  • Offensive or inflammatory language that is intended to offend or inflame. Certain controversial words or sentiments may occasionally be used in the context of intelligent discussion, but should under no circumstances be used to demean or insult others.
  • Remarks we perceive as racist, homophobic, or sexist—even those intended in jest. Sarcasm and irony don’t always translate to text, and if a comment can be interpreted as degrading or derogatory, it probably will be.
  • Plugs for other websites or links/spam.
  • Blatant trolling and/or attention-seeking remarks.
  • Anything else that’s deemed needlessly hostile or detrimental to an engaged, informed discussion.

If you have questions about our Comments Policy, you can contact our legal team.