Q: Will we terminate an account for trolling?
A: No. It takes two parties to troll, one to post a troll message
and one to reply. Both those that post the initial message and
those that reply are responsible for the trolling. Nearly every
time we have investigated a complaint it is nearly impossible to
tell who is trolling who, so we do not involve ourselves in these
However, if one of our users is in a group primarily to cause
disruption above and beyond what looks to us to be normal for the
group, we will warn our user and term the account if the behavior
continues. We support freedom of speech to disagree, not to just
Q: Will we terminate an account for posting racist messages?
A: No. One of the things we promote is freedom of speech.
Although many find some views offensive, it is just a viewpoint.
It is when that view becomes an action that causes harm that it
should not be tolerated. Harm does not mean someone getting
converted to that view.
If you are being attacked or harmed, it has crossed into a legal
issue, then you should be pursuing this in a legal forum. We will
comply with a subpoena for our logs.
There are instances, however, that we feel cross bounds and we
will act on, e.g., deliberately posting racist messages just to
stir things up rather than debate.
Q: Will we terminate an account for posting against the charter?
A: For the most part charters are a guide, especially in the alt
hierarchy. We will not terminate an account for posting against
some FAQ someone decided to post as rules in an alt group nor
will we for posting off charter in an alt group. We are more
strict regarding the big 8 and may issue a warning if someone
refuses to abide by the charter when the majority in the group do.