Guidelines to Promote Nonviolent Dialogue on the Peacework Site
Peacework Magazine has chronicled global thought and local action for nonviolent social change for the past three decades. We have back issues of Peacework online from 1999-present, and have indexed on this site articles from 2006-present.
Now, we are very excited to engage people online in discussions about how to create peace and justice for all people. Here are the guidelines for our community to ensure that the blogs and forums on Peacework Magazine are a welcoming place for dialogue.
1) Please be respectful of all other participants in the community. We are striving for lively and constructive nonviolent dialogue. Please don’t say anything online that you would not say to someone in person.
2) To avoid comment spam (which we've had problems with in the past), we require commenters to supply a valid email address when you post, and to answer a "capcha" question. If the "capcha" presents an accessibility barrier to you, please contact Peacework co-editor Sam Diener at 617-661-6130. If you wish, you can identify yourself with an alias, rather than your real name.
3) We define unacceptable content as anything included that:
- is being used to abuse, harass, stalk, or threaten others
- is libelous, knowingly false, ad-hominem, or willfully misrepresents another person
- violates an obligation of confidentiality
- violates the privacy of others
4) We publish under a default Creative Commons license to encourage the wider promotion of the content we publish, and to promote intellectual and political freedom. We also believe that as a nonprofit magazine dedicated to further discussion of ideas related to nonviolent social change, quoting copyrighted materials in order to comment upon them and the issues they raise constitutes fair use and is in the public interest. That said, we don't and won't knowingly host content which infringes other's copyrights.
5) Just as articles represent the opinions of authors, not necessarily those of AFSC, postings on this forum represent the opinions of the commenters, not necessarily those of AFSC. We do not intend to nor can we monitor every post and comment. If you believe content on the site violates any of the guidelines above, please let PeaceWork co-editor Sam Diener know.
6) We reserve the right to delete inappropriate or disrespectful comments and we will remove users who violate the guidelines repeatedly.
Thank you for participating in our community in a way that respects the dignity in all of us.