The commenting policy is not a suggestion. If you are unwilling to abide the guidelines for participation in this space, including respecting me and the other moderators when they say move on, you will lose your commenting privileges.

You don't have to agree with the guidelines, and you don't have to like the rules, but you do have to participate in accordance with them while you are here.

I will also remind commenters that many of the guidelines and moderating decisions that may seem "unfair" are boundaries drawn to maintain the safe space for contributors.

And almost nothing makes this space less safe for us than to be routinely ignored when we set something off-limits. I shouldn't need to tell anyone who comments here that a flagrant disregard of stated boundaries is unacceptable.

Shakesville is run as a safe space. First-time commenters: Please read Shakesville's Commenting Policy and Feminism 101 Section before commenting. We also do lots of in-thread moderation, so we ask that everyone read the entirety of any thread before commenting, to ensure compliance with any in-thread moderation. Thank you.

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