Civility Code

We welcome your posts and comments in the Buy Nothing Project network of groups. You are fully responsible for everything that you post. Buy Nothing Project Facebook groups are governed by general rules of respectful civil discourse. The Buy Nothing Project does not discriminate membership based on race, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression. The following are general guidelines for civility that we follow:

— We will remove content that contains hate speech including racism, homophobia, classism, sexism, threats or harassment, personal attacks of any kind, name-calling, insults or offensive terms that target specific individuals or groups.

— Buy Nothing groups are not discussion forums for political, social or religious debate. If a member repeatedly uses the platform to promote their own agenda, not related to local gift economies, the admins reserve the right to remove the member’s comments or posts.

— If you see something in the group that upsets you – pause. Do not immediately respond. Instead, step away and take time to think if there is a response that would contribute to civil discourse. For example, is the response you want to type true? Is it helpful? Kind? Necessary? Please remember you do not always have to comment if someone makes you uncomfortable. We welcome members reporting inappropriate statements or content to admins.

Volunteer admins for each of the Buy Nothing Project groups monitor user-generated content and reserve the right to remove content, without consent or notice, for any breach in Buy Nothing Project rules, Facebook’s Terms of Service, and any breach in our general code of civil conduct.

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