WhiteRibbon.org is dedicated to the specific cause of ending violence against men and women, particularly within intimate relationships, and while this site is owned and operated by A Voice for Men, the rules for commenting on articles published on WhiteRibbon.org are quite different and in keeping with the restricted focus and aim of this website. Expect them to be strictly enforced.
- This site is dedicated to the elimination of all forms of domestic violence against both men and women and, therefore, in keeping with that purpose, the advocation, even the ideation, of violence will absolutely not be tolerated.
- Intimate partner violence is not a gendered problem, and the minimization or dismissal of violence against either sex will not be tolerated. Violence against everyone must end.
- Intimate partner violence is not a partisan matter. All major parties fail to address victims of IPV adequately, especially male victims of IPV, and attempts to politicize IPV will not be tolerated.
- This site is not the place to deal with specific instances of IPV. Do not name names or make specific accusations here. If you or someone you know is the victim of IPV, consult our list of DV and IPV help-lines for a local charity and contact them to get specific advice for your situation.
- Stay on topic. Trolling and derailing will not be tolerated, nor will personal attacks, including ad hominem.
Moderator and management decisions are final, and there is no right of appeal; however, if you feel we have seriously erred, then you can and make your case.
Serious infractions, particularly in respect of violence, will usually get you banned immediately. Minor infractions will result in anything from a warning to a temporary period in comment moderation during which you are still welcome to post, but expect a delay until a moderator can check the mod queue. Repeated infractions will eventually result in a ban.
Please take the warning seriously. We welcome your contributions, but we will not permit individual commentators to degenerate the conversation until it becomes all about you.
What to do if banned, especially if for no apparent reason
We routinely ban the entire domain of disposable email address providers (such as drdrb.net) because these have been (ab)used to circumvent prior bans and for throwaway accounts used for drive-by commenting.
If you inexplicably find yourself unable to comment (particularly if you’ve never commented here before, or if you’ve suddenly found yourself banned when you’ve not so much as skirted this comment policy), check that the email address in your Disqus profile editor is valid and is not a disposable address.
If that appears to be in order, then and ask us to investigate.