Please treat this discussion forum with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share questions, knowledge, feedbacks, opinions, and random art things through ongoing conversations.
These are not hard and fast rules, merely aids to the human judgment of our community. Use these guidelines to keep this a resourceful, respectful place for super awesome public discussions about art!
HOWEVER, this is not a place to post specific complaints about payments or shipping label issues (we know those issues are very urgent). Those immediate issues will be better answered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Posts related to payments or specific shipping labels will be deleted as these issues are personal and confidential. We also do not want to clutter the board with specific issues that add no value to others in the community. Posts related to support/FAQ must be general and be something everyone can benefit from it- hence, the COMMUNITY board.
Help Vango make this an awesome place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.
The topics that will be posted here matter to us (which is why we've built it!), and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, regardless of what you are trying to say.
One way to improve the discussion is by discovering ones that are already happening. Please spend some time browsing the topics here before replying or starting your own, and you’ll have a better chance of meeting others who share your interests.
You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But, remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:
- Attacking of others- criticize reasonably like grown ups instead.
- Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content.
- Knee-jerk contradiction.
Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation and will enlighten us all.
The conversations we have here set the tone for everyone. Help us influence the future of this community by choosing to engage in discussions that make this forum an interesting place to be — and avoiding those that do not.
Discourse provides tools that enable the community to collectively identify the best (and worst) contributions: favorites, bookmarks, likes, flags, replies, edits, and so forth. Use these tools to improve your own experience, and everyone else’s, too.
With your help, moderators (ie. me) can be community facilitators, not just janitors or police.
When you see bad behavior, don’t reply. It encourages the bad behavior by acknowledging it, consumes your energy, and wastes everyone’s time. Just flag it. If we see a flagged post, action will be taken, either automatically or by moderator intervention.
In order to maintain our community, moderators reserve the right to remove any content and any user account for any reason at any time. Moderators do not preview new posts in any way; the moderators and site operators take no responsibility for any content posted by the community.
Any hateful posts with aggression will be deleted immediately.
Nothing sabotages a healthy conversation like rudeness:
- Be civil. Don’t post anything that a reasonable person would consider offensive, abusive, or hate speech.
- Respect each other. Don’t harass or grief anyone, impersonate people, or expose their private information.
- Respect our forum. Don’t post spam or otherwise vandalize the forum.
These are not concrete terms with precise definitions — avoid even the appearance of any of these things. This is a public space where all input is welcome. Let's make the board a fun place to be
Make the effort to put things in the right place, so that we can spend more time discussing and less cleaning up. So:
- Don’t start a topic in the wrong category.
- Don’t cross-post the same thing in multiple topics.
- Don’t post no-content replies.
- Don’t divert a topic by changing it midstream.
- Don’t sign your posts — every post has your profile information attached to it.
Rather than posting “+1” or “Agreed”, use the Like button. Rather than taking an existing topic in a radically different direction, use Reply as a Linked Topic.
You may not post anything digital that belongs to someone else without permission. You may not post descriptions of, links to, or methods for stealing someone’s intellectual property (software, video, audio, images), or for breaking any other law. As artists, this shouldn't be too hard to abide by!
Yes, legalese is boring, but we must protect ourselves – and by extension, you and your data – against unfriendly folks. We have a Terms of Service describing your (and our) behavior and rights related to content, privacy, and laws. To use this service, you must agree to abide by our TOS.