SPECIAL NOTE TO READERS: We need Your help. VT is a special place for intelligent discourse by educated readers. There is NO place for racism, bigotry, or calls to violence. From time to time we get comments on VT that are hate speech, violent, bigoted, and racist. This violates our comment policy and ethos.
However, with over hundreds of thousands of comments made, we don’t always catch them and some slip into the cracks. So if you see anything that may be hate speech, calling for violence, bigoted and/or racist, please notify us via support ticket immediately so we can take action.
In order to ensure high-quality discussion and contributions, we have some simple and common-sense rules to follow.
Failure to abide by these rules may result in a warning by site moderators or in some instances (for particularly grievous offenses or after repeated warnings), suspension or termination of your commenting privileges, your account, or access to our site itself.
- harass, stalk, bully, or otherwise abuse any user on our site. While we welcome healthy debate, there is a clear line between enthusiastic discussion and “flaming”. When in doubt, try to take a step back and see if your actions might be construed as an attack on someone as opposed to healthy disagreement. Remember, if someone harasses you, don’t harass them back – simply report the offending content to us.
- post any content which could be construed as hate speech – this includes racism, sexism, homophobia, Nazism, KKK, and other such content which may advocate bigotry.
- go off topic. Keep posts on-topic. Discussion should remain centered around the topic of the page in question. While discussions can evolve over time, please try to keep your comments related to the original topic.
- vandalize the site. This can include uploading objectionable content to your profile, maliciously deleting other users’ contributions or making inappropriate edits to the Wiki, and other such actions.
- spam the site. Repeatedly posting identical comments (“flooding”), posting commercial messages, or the like are not conducive to the site’s purpose and we will respond accordingly.
- post any content which is invasive of another person’s privacy. This includes posting an individual’s non-public email address, telephone number, address, or other personal details. For instance, posting a Senator’s public office telephone number is acceptable; posting their home telephone number is not.
REPORT BAD BEHAVIOR
If you feel that comment presented on our site violates policy, please submit a support ticket
Please be specific in your report and include the URL address, title of article and comment and any other information that you would think helpful for a review. The board will take action and respond back to you.