Comments can be awesome. We’ve decided to add commenting to our site to improve our community’s ability to talk and discuss all of the awesome art and skateboards flowing thru the site. With the best intentions, we require that you respect the commenting guidelines below, to help us grow this community and foster communication in the right ways:
As much as we all love to hear grandma rant onto a tangent topic from history that has nothing to do with anything…. please be while commenting on our website or in our communities that your comments and subject matter match the general theme of the page or post. For example, if you are commenting on someone’s skateboard design, be positive and constructive and comment about their design and their art and the board, and keep opinions on the sport, or the author, or your theory of relative insanity etc separate for another page where that might be relevant, or take it to another website on the interwebs where they like to rant on tangents to a hilarious level, like on Reddit or something.
No Self-Promotion or Advertising with Links etc
A discussion or comment that contains only a link to your blog, a product, or your article on another site will almost always be removed for being self-promoting. Our comments are for conversations, not rogue advertisements. Only post links to absolutely valid and relevant sites that are trusted, safe sites.
Choose Your (Curse) Words Wisely
Comments that contain profanity are automatically held for moderator review before being posted. Depending on the context of the comment, it may be removed. Profanity used to insult, antagonize, or inflame will always be removed. There is absolutely no tolerance for religious or personal hate, racism, general negativity with no purpose or context, or bullying with profanity or other things that would more or less classify you as a jerk for posting it. If the profanity you like to use ensues such derogatory or hateful connotations, we’ll simply block you and remove it. Which, brings us to the next, very important point:
Don’t Be Jerks – Ya’ Jerks – Haters Take a Walk!
Personal attacks and harassment will not be tolerated. Sexist, racist, misogynist, homophobic, and broad, offensive generalizations about groups of people are simply not allowed. Comments or discussions written intentionally to provoke will also be removed. So, just focus on skating and designing cool boards and talk about that sort of stuff and we’ll all get along just fine in a jerk-free environment, right? Most likely jerks will slip into our midst against our best intentions to keep them out, so if you do see something like this, please flag it as inappropriate and we’ll take care of ’em, reeeal quiet like. If you are a hater, please leave now and come back when you’re better.
Don’t Copy and Paste
If you didn’t write it, or haven’t properly cited the article you’re quoting, don’t post it. Copying and pasting is a waste of internet trees. Do the research.
Good Talk. See you out there! ;)