We’ve put together a set of universal guidelines that we believe every community can benefit from and moderators can adopt. Our goal is to ensure that these set of guidelines are easy to understand and widely applicable to any community on Collector Playing Cards. It’s not meant to be comprehensive, rather focusing on the most commonly shared principles we believe are critical for setting a foundation in a community to enable it to thrive.
Keep it civil aka don’t be a jerk
We’re going to get into a lot of discussions and that’s okay. We need to remember to discuss ideas, not people.
So, remember to avoid:
- ad hominem attacks
- Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content.
- knee-jerk contradiction
Comments that we find to be hateful, inflammatory, or harassing may be removed. If you don’t have something nice to say about another user, don’t say it. Treat others the way you’d like to be treated.
Always strive to add value to every interaction and discussion you participate in
There are a lot of discussions that happen every day on Collector Playing Cards. Before joining in a discussion, browse through some of the most recent and active discussions happening in the community, especially if you’re new there.
If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.
Keep it tidy
Help make moderators’ lives easier by taking a moment to ensure that what you’re about to post is in the right place. That means:
- don’t post off-topic comments or discussions: check the index pages to find the appropriate channel for your topic
- don’t cross-post the same thing multiple times
- review any specific posting guidelines for the community
- check if another active discussion on your topic has already been posted
If you see something, say something
Moderators are at the forefront of combatting spam, mediating disputes and enforcing community guidelines and, so are you.
If you see an issue, contact the moderators if possible or flag any comments for review. If you believe someone has violated the Basic Rules, report it to Collector Playing Cards by flagging the user’s profile.
Looking for the Basic Rules?
Be sure your topic matches the general theme of the site’s area. For example, all discussions on Vintage Playing Cards should pertain to just that: vintage decks. Not sure if you’re posting to the right area? Check the forum’s description, or recently-added discussions to get an idea of what subjects are appropriate.
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.
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.
Don’t Be a Jerk
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.
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.
We currently only support English-only discussions on Collector Playing Cards. We have opened specific Country Groups with its individual forum sections attached to it where you can talk in your native language. In other areas of the CPC site, non-English comments and discussions will be removed.
Rules for group moderators and administrators:
1. When you are assigned as a mod or admin, please introduce yourself as such and tell people that if they need help in their native language, you will be available to help whenever you can.
2. The fact that you are a mod or admin does not grant you the right to use Collector Playing Cards or your Group as a marketing platform. The site owner regularly browses international Groups and will instantly remove your mod or admin rights if this is even suspected.
3. You are responsible for keeping your Group in compliance with the Community Guidelines.
The above sounds heavier then it’s meant to be, but we feel the necessity to state them. We want to build a friendly, healthy, open and welcoming platform. Deviating from the community guidelines means the opposite of that and is strictly prohibited.