Updated Aug. 21, 2018
At The Discourse, we’re here to listen and to learn from you. This means we value the insight, perspectives and lived experiences that our members choose to share, and the time you take to share them.
Our goal is to create useful, vibrant, welcoming and inclusive hubs around each of our channels, where members and reporters can pool their knowledge, explore ideas, investigate important questions, and foster productie conversation to inspire change about the issues that matter to them.
Passionate — even heated — debate is welcome and encouraged because we see it as key to a healthy, engaged and evolving community. But constructive dialogue can only happen in a safe space where respect is the rule. (Empathy helps, too.)
We reserve the right to hide or delete any contribution that breaches these guidelines. Repeat offenders will be considered unwelcome and may be banned from engaging on The Discourse’s website or social channels.
As members of The Discourse, you are crucial to the communities we’re trying to build and the discussions we aim to foster. We hope you’ll help us nurture spaces that are both lively and welcoming to a diversity of views and experiences. If a debate takes a toxic, we hope you’ll help defuse the hostility and steer it back on track.
If you need a hand from a member of our team or want to flag a comment for review, don’t hesitate to send us a message via email or our social accounts. We will endeavour to assess flagged comments within two business days of receiving a complaint, and take action if needed
And as always, we welcome your feedback and your questions on everything we publish. These guidelines are a living document and will evolve in response to your feedback, and the needs of our communities. Lindsay Sample, our Editorial Director, is keen to hear any suggestions, questions or concerns you may have. Get in touch with Lindsay here.