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Guidelines for Commenting

GUIDELINES for COMMENTING




I will express myself with civility, courtesy, and respect for every member of the online community, especially toward those with whom I disagree, even if I feel disrespected by them. 
I will express my disagreements with other community members' ideas without insulting, mocking, or slandering them personally. 
I will not exaggerate others' beliefs nor make unfounded prejudicial assumptions based on labels, categories, or stereotypes. I will always extend the benefit of the doubt. 
I will hold others accountable by clicking "report" on comments that violate these principles, based not on what ideas are expressed but on how they're expressed.
I understand that comments reported as abusive are reviewed by the 3 Village Clergy Association administrators and are subject to removal. Repeat offenders will be blocked from making further comments.
(based upon Sojourner Community Comment Covenant)

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