Community Standards PSA: Don’t Be a Douchebag

We’ve noticed that over the past few months the quality of debate on the site, while generally pretty good, has developed a tendency to descend into incivility quicker than we would like.

Careful Now

We’d like to take this opportunity to remind you all of the Site Code of Conduct, which can be summed up in four words, for which capital letters are entirely appropriate: Don’t Be A Douchebag.

This means treating those with whom you disagree with respect, and engaging in actual debate rather than just contradiction, repetition or abuse. To make it crystal clear: repeating the same points over and over again in increasingly irate tones is not debate, it is being a douchebag. The same goes for ad hominem attacks on organisations, teams or people.

By all means express your disapproval or admiration for whatsoever you desire, just don’t be a douchebag about it.

We’re now policing things a little more closely in an effort to marshal a slightly more civilised debate. This will include blocking those who repeatedly step over the line.

Thanks for reading this, and thank you to everyone who is part of the DNN community. We really appreciate you, and know we wouldn’t be here without you.

Lex Talionis

Lex is the Content Director for Derby News Network.