Boing Boing BBS Community guidelines. Contact @orenwolf or any Moderator for assistance with any of these. These rules apply to both public, and private messages on the BBS.

  • Be cool. Don’t post or encourage insulting, bullying, victim-blaming, racist, sexist, violent, homophobic or transphobic remarks.

  • Do not make assumptions as to anyone’s mental state, race, gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, group affiliation or sexual orientation without corroboration.

  • Stunt accounts and throwaways may live, but sock puppets, astroturfers and spammers will die.

  • Stay on topic. Don’t hijack threads, repeat yourself, post walls of text, or generic talking points.

  • Constructive criticism is welcome. Hostile, whining hand-wringers will be eaten.

  • Assume good faith and like the good. However, flag the bad, and avoid contentless comments.

  • Don’t post e-mail addresses, phone numbers, home addresses, URL-shortened links that obscure the target, porn, or gore.

  • We politely insist you do not post stuff you do not have the right to post.

  • We have the right to delete an account or content at any time for any reason. Remember to export your data right after making dodgy comments.

  • Enforcement may be lax or draconian as befits the whims of the Entity. The rude will be eaten first.

  • Rules lawyering will fail. Be sure to read our exciting Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for reading. There’s more at the complete community guidelines.

Last update: January 26, 2024.

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