*Chill Subs Discord: Rules and Whatnot *
1. This is an inclusive space for all walks of life. Be kind. We have a 0 tolerance policy for hate speech. One and done.
2. We have an open invitation for any LitMags, organizations, workshoppers, resource runners, etc. etc. who would like to open a channel on our discord. E-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Want to be a moderator? We’d love to hear from you. E-mail us: email@example.com
We are a very small team without a ton of experience with Discord moderation. We do not have money at the moment to hire anyone. Every time we have to be pulled away to handle a bad actor is time we’re spending trying to build tools for the indie lit community. Please keep this in mind and try to resolve things politely or let us know ASAP if someone has broken a rule so we can identify it without doom-scrolling hundreds of messages to determine the responsible party.
1. Be kind & respectful.
2. Disengage & call a mod.
1. Disengage & call a moderator: We want an environment of collaboration and learning from one another. So if any of the following rules are tested, please disengage and call a moderator. MOD: @davisbenjamin
2. No harassment: Deliberately provoking, annoying, or harassing other members is unacceptable. Bad actors will be identified and removed from the chatroom. Ditto for any personal attacks.
3. Keep on topic within channels. If you want to talk about something random, take it to a general channel like “Just Chill”. If you have an idea for a new channel, just shout at us and we will probably set it up for you. We’ll be adding descriptions to each channel so check it if you’re unsure.
4. If you have a problem with someone do not follow them off platform or into their private messages. Tell us if there is an issue. This sort of thing is unacceptable, and we consider it a form of harassment.
5. This is a safe space. Any prejudiced language targeted at a specific group is unacceptable.
*Moderators reserve the right to remove content and ban users.
Lit mag chatrooms are for connecting with editors of literary magazines. They set the rules. Follow their rules.
There are plenty of beaten-to-death arguments in indie lit like ‘Should previously published be allowed?’ ‘Should magazines charge a submission fee?’ ‘Are form rejections fair?’ And so on. If you don’t have anything constructive to say on these topics, don’t say it. If just you want to complain, that’s what Twitter is for.