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Internet Etiquette

  • Be kind.
    • Don’t be snarky.
    • Have curious conversation; don't cross-examine.
    • Don’t fulminate.
    • Don’t sneer at others.
  • Comments should get more thoughtful and substantive, not less, as a topic gets more divisive.
  • When disagreeing, please reply to the argument instead of calling names. “That is idiotic; 1 + 1 is 2, not 3” can be shortened to “1 + 1 is 2, not 3.”
  • Please respond to the strongest plausible interpretation of what someone says, not a weaker one that's easier to criticize. Assume good faith.
  • Eschew flamebait. Avoid unrelated controversies and generic tangents.
  • Don’t use UPPERCASE for emphasis. If you want to emphasize a word or phrase, make it bold or italic. Most of the times, it is never needed.
  • Don't ask to ask, just ask. (archive)