Shack Community Guidelines

The Shacknews comments host civil discussions on a variety of topics. The majority of rule violations will result in the post being nuked without a ban, but the moderator nuking your post will send you a message explaining why your post was nuked. We rely on moderator discretion to help maintain the comments, and topics may be deemed nukable by the moderators in the spirit of maintaining a positive and engaging community (for instance, we may nuke debate threads that have turned sour). These posts may be nuked with a 30-minute cool down ban. Subsequent violations may result in longer periods that are left to the moderation team’s discretion. In the most extreme cases, a permanent ban from the community. No one can reply to the nuked post, nor will it be visible in the comments. A ban prevents you from posting in the comments.

The moderators also have the ability to freeze discussion threads. This will allow the content to remain visible, but no further replies will be permitted. Again, the intent of moderation is to maintain a positive and engaging community and the thread freeze tool is used at the moderators’ discretion for such purpose.

Shadow bans also exist but will only be used for spam accounts or extreme abuse from accounts that continue to break the Shacknews guidelines.

The most important guideline is simply to be a positive community member.

Filters

Moderators may tag posts based on content. Users can then set filters to customize what posts they will see. Tags exist to categorize, not to punish. Filterable tags include political/religious and not work safe.

If a post is tagged with one of the three categories, then you will not see these posts. You can change your filter settings here. Also, your post may have been nuked because an active thread already exists on the topic (there is no ban associated with an organizational nuke).

Nukes

Some examples of nukable posts include, but are in no way limited to, the following:

  • Threats of violence
  • Personal attacks or insults
  • Intentionally or through willful or feigned ignorance, propagating misinformation that could result in harm to community members
  • Intentional or admitted trolling
  • Spam or link-farming
  • Sharing or linking to pirate sites, leaked or stolen media, and warez. Discussion of piracy as a topic is fine.
  • Gross, disgusting media including gore unless it is newsworthy (ie. linked on a major news site)
  • Bigotry in any form, including but not limited to: racism, homophobia, transphobia
  • Overtly sexist or extremely misogynistic posts (ie. porn dumps)
  • Complaints about moderation should be done via Shack Message to Duke Nuked for transparency. Having a public discussion about a specific nuke should be done in private. If you want to have a conversation about moderation, feel free to post it in the Chatty

Shackpets Community Guidelines

These guidelines are in place to ensure that a positive experience is had while using Shackpets. Any violation of the above will be met with a stern ‘bad boy’ and possibly a squirt from the ban gun.

  • Stealing and reposting another user’s pet image
  • No copyrighted material
  • Hate imagery or offensive symbols
  • No posting memes or political images
  • No selfies, this is an app for pets
  • NSFW media including pornography and gore
  • Any non-pet related information in your Shackpets bio within reason
  • Do not name your Shackpet an offensive word

Shackpets moderators are given the same discretion that they have in moderating the Shacknews Chatty forum in determining images and bio data that may not be deemed offensive and removed in the spirit of maintaining a positive and engaging community.

If you have any questions or concerns, send a Shack message to the Duke Nuked user account.

The Moderators

Supreme Allied Commander of Moderation:

Moderation Hall of Fame:

  • haiku
  • UtilityMaximizer
  • OzzieMejia
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