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THE IDENTITY POST AND IDENTITY LAB CODE OF CONDUCT

 

Welcome to the Identity Post and the Identity Intelligence Lab – We are dedicated to maintaining a respectful community that actively engages in exploring new analysis, thoughts and ideas related to PERSONAL, GROUP, WORKPLACE, COMMUNITY, NATIONAL AND GLOBAL IDENTITY THROUGH blog posts, news and resources. Please respect the following rules when writing your comments.

Respect Others – Be polite and professional to all the members of the Lab, including other commenters, authors and the subjects of POSTS. WE ARE HERE TO FRAME IDENTITY IN A NEW WAY TO RESPOND TO THE EMERGENCE OF A MORE FRAGMENTED AND POLARIZED SOCIETY.

Focus on Learning  – Above all, we believe strongly that the  IDENTITY POST and the Lab should be a welcoming space for all individuals, groups, and PERSPECTIVES. As such, any rudeness, insults, hate, hostility, or negativity WILL be removed and you may lose your ability to comment.

Moderation – In order to provide a learning space for our members’ comments may be pre-moderated before posting to the site, but they will appear on your and your friend’s Facebook walls immediately. Your comment may be removed at any time if the Moderator feels it violates the Posting Guidelines or Code of Conduct.

LET’S GET STARTED:

Q: DO I NEED AN ACCOUNT ON THE IDENTITY POST?

You can either create your account on The  Identity Post or connect using your Facebook, Google or Twitter accounts

Q: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO COMMENT TO AN ARTICLE THROUGH FACEBOOK?

A: When you comment on an  IDENTITY POST BLOG, your comment will be published through Facebook. Please be sure to review Facebook’s Privacy Policy here: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation Please note that can choose to have your comment also appear on your Facebook wall if you check the “post to profile” or “also post on facebook” box for that comment. If you do not check this box for a comment, it will not appear on your Facebook feed.

Q: CAN I EDIT OR DELETE MY COMMENT?

A: Yes, you can! Go to the article in question where you posted your comment – Scroll down to the comments section, and find your comment – Mouse over right-side of comment, and click on “V” that appears – This is a drop-down menu – Choose to edit or delete your comment. – Confirm delete – These simple steps will allow you to either edit or delete any comment made by you to one of our articles. Please note: you must be using a desktop or laptop – at this time, mobile devices such as tablets and phones do not have the ability to edit or delete comments.

Q: I ALREADY HAVE an IDENTITY POST ACCOUNT, WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO IT?

A: You are still able to log in to your IDENTITY POST account to follow other users and bloggers, and you will be able to view your post history for comments made prior to the move to Facebook comments. Comments left through the Facebook platform will not be visible in your post history.

Q: WHERE CAN I CREATE AN ACCOUNT AND LOGIN?

A: There is a login prompt at the top right corner of every page on the site

Q: I CAN'T REMEMBER MY PASSWORD FOR MY IDENTITY POST ACCOUNT! WHAT CAN I DO?

A: Don’t worry! You can retrieve your password by clicking on “forgot your password” link when you click on the login button.

Q: WHERE CAN I CHANGE MY PASSWORD, PERSONAL INFORMATION OR BIOGRAPHY ON THE IDENTITY POST ACCOUNT?

A: Edit information on the profile an settings pages. The links to these pages are visible once you are logged in on the top right-hand corner of every page under your user nameusernamedion]A: Yes. But any comment that contains a link to an inappropriate site may not be displayed on THE  IDENTITY POST site.

A: When you find a commenter you like, you can press the Follow/Fan link next to the commenter’s name. Your selection will appear on your profile page and on the profile page of that commenter. This way you can keep track of the commenters you like and those who like you. We are working on a way to alert you when your favorite commenters post new comments on the site.

Q: WHERE CAN I SIGN UP FOR NEWS ALERTS AND OTHER NOTIFICATIONS?

A: https://www.theidentitypost.com/newsletters/

Q: CAN I INCLUDE A LINK IN MY COMMENT?

COMMENTING & MODERATION POLICY

Q: WHAT IS THE IDENTITY POST'S CODE OF CONDUCT?

A: Community and Commenting Guiding Principles
·THE IDENTITY POST has a thriving user community and encourages commenting on BLOGS and blog posts. We are dedicated to maintaining a respectful, engaging and informative conversation. Towards that end, we have basic ground rules for commenting to maintain a civil atmosphere. These are supported by a moderating system that features a team of staff moderators. If you wish to participate in the community, we ask that you follow the ground rules below and the spirit of the community they seek to create.

· (I) If your comments make this community a less civil and enjoyable place to be, you and your comments may be excluded from it.

  • ·THE IDENTITY POST promotes a receptive, transparent and civil atmosphere for comments and users. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to voice their opinion regardless of identity, politics, ideology, religion or agreement with other community members, the author of the post or staff members as long as those opinions are respectful and constructively add to the conversation. However, this community does not tolerate direct or indirect attacks, name-calling or insults, nor does it tolerate intentional attempts to derail, hijack, troll or bait others into an emotional response. We reserve the right to remove these types of comments where warranted. Individuals who consistently or intentionally post these types of comments may lose their ability to comment and, if we deem necessary, be permanently excluded from the community.
  • (II) Comments may be pre-moderated.
  • · To maintain a civil atmosphere, we reserve the right to have our moderation team read comments before they are displayed on the site. Review time can vary depending on the site-wide comment load, so please be patient — we will strive to get to all comments as quickly as possible. Please, do not resubmit the same comment or complain to the moderators assuming it has been deleted as that just adds needless comments to be processed.
  • (III) Be yourself, only yourself, and just one of yourself.
  • Every person’s opinion is valuable and unique. Pretending to be someone else removes that unique value from you or from others. Don’t misrepresent yourself or others, or spread misinformation. If you do, you will make the community a less enjoyable and valuable place to be and misrepresentation may be removed when we see it.
  • (IV) Safe Space. 

We strongly believe that the IDENTITY POST should be a LEARNING space for individuals, groups and PERSPECTIVES. As such, purposefully insulting and hostile language or personal threats are not welcome here. If you directly or indirectly threaten the physical or mental well being of a member of this community, or an individual or group, you may be removed immediately. If a credible threat is made against an individual or group, not only may it be removed but it is likely that it will be reported to law enforcement agencies and we will cooperate with them to any extent requested. Personally identifiable information should never be posted to THE IDENTITY POST comments section for the privacy and protection of all community members. This includes, but is not limited to, full names, addresses, phone numbers, or email addresses. Any comments that contain this information may be deleted.

Q: WHY DO MY POSTS NEVER APPEAR IN THE IDENTITY POST COMMENTS?

A: If a user has repeatedly posted comments that have violated these ground rules, their comments may be blocked from appearing on the site. This would include inappropriate comments that contain, insults, attacks, abuse towards other users or groups; or have engaged in trolling or hijacking the comment threads.

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