A few weeks ago, we debuted our first ever comment policy. The gist of it was: don’t be a jerk.
Well, it turns out, that wasn’t enough.
As of today our new policy can be summed up as: “be charitable.” Aside from having a more positive spin, it also allows us to more liberally rid discussions of comments that flirt with the line of jerkiness without ever crossing it. These kinds of comments are insidious because they follow the letter of the law but they ultimately make the community significantly more toxic.