xoJane Commenting Policy

We value our community here at xoJane, and we want the comments section to unfold naturally. We value the heated debates and tete-a-tetes in the comments section. Please don't be afraid get into heated debates. We live for that stuff and the last thing we want to is restrict the way you all leave comments. That said, there are times when moderators will step into the comments section. 
 
Being an asshole won’t get your comment deleted, but the following will. Repeat offenders will be blocked.  
 
  •  Threatening, defamatory, harassing, or libelous material -- including but not limited to attacks on the author’s or fellow commenter’s appearance.  
  •  Hate speech, including racial slurs and any type of communication that vilifies a person or a group based on discrimination against that person or group. This includes racist, sizeist, sexist, transphobic, ableist, ageist, homophobic language, and broad, offensive generalizations about groups of people. It  also includes clearly using incorrect pronouns deliberately (e.g. after being corrected or asked by author to use a different word). This is a partial list and we will continue updating it as you send your suggestions to info@xojane.com.
  • Posting material that infringes copyrights or any other intellectual property rights.
 
If you witness this behavior displayed in a comment, please flag it for moderation; we will be moderating on our own as well, but if you want to do this, we appreciate it. Here’s how, demonstrated on a very acceptable comment from Mandy. You’ll need to hover in the top righthand corner to get that arrow. Click on it and flag. 
 
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You can also email comments that violate our policy to info@xojane. Please send a URL to said comment for the quickest action. Here’s how to obtain the URL to link directly to a comment. Click Share in the bottom righthand corner, then click the link symbol. The URL on your browser will become a link to that comment. 
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Any other inquires regarding commenting can go to info@xojane.com or tiffany@xojane.com. We also welcome any suggestions for additions to this policy.