RenoEats Community Guidelines, Standards, and Participation
This document covers all aspects of community interaction and moderation on RenoEats website, including comments on blogs and articles.
The RenoEats website provides a growing number of opportunities for readers who wish to discuss content we publish, or debate issues more generally. Our aim is to ensure this platform is inclusive and safe, and that RenoEats is the place on the net where you will always find lively, entertaining and, above all, intelligent discussions.
These are simple guidelines which we expect participants to abide by, all of which directly inform our approach to community moderation (detailed below). Guidelines apply across the site, while moderation decisions are also informed by the context in which comments are made.
- If you act with consideration for other users, you should have no problems.
- Don’t be a dick! Demonstrate and share the wisdom, and intelligence we know you possess.
- Take some responsibility for the quality of the conversations in which you’re participating. Help make this a smart place for discussion, and it will be.
This is not an action that we take lightly or arbitrarily. However, we are aiming to create and maintain an online experience consistent with our simple values, and we reserve the right to make decisions which we feel support that. Please be aware that moderators may contact you by email in relation to your participation, especially where an issue comes up in relation to these community guidelines.
Any advice they give or make should be adhered to, as our moderators are employed to enforce these community guidelines and create a constructive environment for everyone who contributes to the RenoEats website.
We will, when necessary, remove user postings or comments from our articles, and blog posts.
If a contribution is perceived as breaching the community guidelines set out herein, then it will be removed by the community team, in the interests of keeping community areas of the site appropriate for most of the people who visit.
We will not edit user posts to change the meaning, spelling, or anything else intended by the user. Even if only part of a comment or posting is perceived as breaching the community guidelines, the whole thing may be removed. Also, when a comment or post is removed for any of the reasons above, it is sometimes necessary to delete subsequent messages which refer to explicitly or quote from the original (removed) comment, to preserve some notion of conversational thread. This may also happen because a later comment quotes the problematic bits of the original comment, which just perpetuates the problem. In such cases not every deletion will be marked individually.)
We reserve the right to take steps or implement measures which we hope will benefit the whole community.
Because we are ultimately responsible for everything which appears on this site, all actions and decisions taken by our moderators are final. Unfortunately, the huge (and growing) quantity of user content means that we can’t enter correspondence regarding specific moderation activity, although all correspondence will be read.
If you have suggestions or questions about any aspect of community participation on the RenoEats website, you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mark all queries clearly in the subject line (e.g., Question about moderation decision on RenoEats blog)
For queries about your user account, you should contact email@example.com
The views expressed in community areas of this site do not necessarily reflect or represent the views of RenoEats, its staff or contributors.
This policy, our Community Guidelines, is a collaborative document incorporating feedback from our editorial staff, producers, staff, users, and content creators across the site.
This is an evolving document, and community participation on the RenoEats website aims to reflect best practice in community management as well as editorial values.
Additional questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
RenoEats is a for-profit corporate entity [more on this here]. We are an employee owned and operated Community Food Network, directed by a board of directors similar to nonprofit entities. Our board consists of company, employee, community, and industry representatives to further our mission, goals, and interests as a community food network.
Board and Staff directories are available here [Coming Soon].
Thank you for your interest. Participation is required.
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