Golfweek.com Community Guidelines
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Every day tens of thousands of people across the world participate on Golfweek.com -- leaving comments, recommending stories to friends and more.
These are the ground rules for all that activity.
Address others the way you would want to be addressed. No name-calling, no personal attacks. Posting personal information of other users (even if it's readily attainable across the internet) will result in a permanent ban.
We want to have a strong community presence, and off-topic conversations can derail civil debate. We hold the right to close a thread or delete posts that are severely off-topic.
There are a few things we just won’t tolerate – obscenities, threats, hate speech, material that’s ethnically or racially offensive, abusive comments and spam, to name a few.
If you see something, say something.
If you spot a comment you think violates these guidelines (or violates a guideline we haven’t written yet, but should), please let us know. There’s a little "flag inappropriate” button next to every comment. Clicking it will tell our moderators they should check it out. And if enough people click the “flag inappropriate” button, the material will be temporarily hidden until someone can review it.
How moderation works.
For the most part, comments on Golfweek.com post immediately and may be removed following community flagging or for other reasons. We call this approach “post-moderation.” We believe in post-moderation because it allows for near real-time discussion and fosters real conversation. From time to time, though, moderators may choose to limit some conversations to pre-moderation (meaning a human reads each comment before it posts) or to cut off comments altogether on particularly sensitive or controversial topics where the discussion devolves into ugliness.
We require all users to have their email verified through Disqus before the comment is automatically posted. Please be sure to verify your email here: http://disqus.com/verify
Comments that include links do not appear on the site unless a moderator has reviewed them. We can't always get to everything, so if your comment doesn't make it to the site, that might be why.
We have the right to remove any comment we want, for whatever reason.
That’s it, folks. Above all, we're after a lively and thoughtful conversation about the golf news of our world. Be insightful, be concise, be kind. We look forward to more great conversation, together.
Golfweek.com readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.