Community Guidelines and Policies
Common Cause seeks to maintain a robust community full of members with a variety of perspectives. We encourage and welcome your comments and participation. In order to create a community that is lively and welcoming, we ask community members to abide by the following simple guidelines.
Respect. Everyone deserves respect whether you agree with them or not. There is a difference between “I think you’re wrong” and “I think you’re an idiot” (or worse). Please refrain from engaging in personal attacks, posting inflammatory language, or antagonizing other community members.
Responsibility. Content that you post on any of Common Cause’s community sites is your own. Even when promoting issues and positions that are in line with the work of the organization, your online content does not constitute work or action on behalf of Common Cause. We strive to maintain a safe and sensible place to have discussions, but we are not responsible in any way for the content of the posts, or any actions you may take as a result of the posts. We do, however, reserve the right to reject or remove posts that violate the rules, at our sole discretion and without prior notice.
Focus. Conversations can stray, sometimes to really interesting places, but we ask that you stay on topic. Off-topic posts may become issues for future discussions, but in the meantime may be moved or deleted without notice if we believe they’re interfering with the current discussion.
Prohibited. Community participants may not post messages that are threatening, abusive, harassing, intimidating, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent, illegal or unlawful. Spam is not allowed; we define spam as posting the same message over and over or posts related to commercial promotion.
Common Cause reserves the right to report unlawful behavior and vandalism of our communities to your Internet service provider or to law enforcement. In addition, we retain sole discretion to reject posts, delete existing posts, or block users from further participation at any time and without prior notice.