Table Manners: How to interact/behave on this site
We all have had one (or many) of those experiences when we have read an article, watched a video or viewed a picture online and then we viewed the comments… it can be pretty shocking what people will say to one another when they don’t have to face them. Because we are creating a community based on principles of sharing stories and doing justice to the knowledge that we all have, it is expected that people treat each other with respect and refrain from engaging in mean spiritedness or personal criticism. We can add to, and even disagree with each other in respectful and rewarding ways.
How we expect people to behave on this site:
- Keep learning and sharing our stories as the top priority
- Treat the information that others have shared as important to them and to others
- Share what you know and have experienced, or what interests you if you don’t see your perspective represented
- Be respectful in your comments and in your own content
On this pathway, there are some examples of guidelines provided by Wikipedia and The Guardian as well as a cautionary tale from Popular Science. Please use these examples to help guide your table manners.