What does Quora’s ‘Be kind, be respectful’ policy mean?

This is an official Quora directive.Last updated on May 26, 2015.
An essential principle of Quora (“Be kind, be respectful”) presupposes that people treat and treat each other on the side with courtesy, respect and consideration.One should always assume that everyone else on the portal also perceives Quora as a serious and relevant resource and wants to make its contribution. Respects conflicting or dissenting opinions, beliefs, and conclusions. Try to listen to others and understand them, even if you may not agree with them. Encourages others on the portal to be just as friendly and respectful.
Attacking people or content
Personal attacks are not allowed in Quora, as are disrespectful or offensive attacks directed against other people’s content.People should be polite and respectful of each other, even if they do not share the opinions of others, and they should not attack or otherwise degrade other people, not be offensive or disrespectful to other people’s posts. not harassing others on the platform or encouraging self-harming behavior, not even jokingly. These behaviors harm the Quora community and discourage users from building Quora as a relevant and helpful place to share knowledge.
Try your best to look at the world from the perspective of the original author of the question or answer.In most cases, it is not helpful to criticise or question the basic conviction of the original questioner (in the context of an answer) or answer (in the context of a comment). For example, the following answer to the question, “Is it OK to go to church only at Easter?” would be considered disrespectful and is therefore not allowed: “There is no God and religious rituals are a waste of time.” Use your healthy judgment and show understanding. Answers and comments that question the basic beliefs of the original questioner or answerer are judged on a very high standard, namely: “Be kind, be respectful”.
Comment threads and how to express disagreements in comments
Basically, comment threads on Quora are interactions between strangers.Since another person on the site might be new to Quora and/or don’t know you, we assume a higher standard of courtesy than other interactive platforms where users know each other and/or on which more confrontational social norms are more confrontational. established and tolerated. A basic goal of the “Be kind, be respectful” policy is that comments do not discourage or intimidate other people on Quora.
Disagreements and debates are desirable on Quora and often important to further increase the usefulness of the platform.It is okay if you do not agree, as long as your comments are decent, respectful and polite; and as long as you give the impression that you are based on the good intentions of the person who does not agree with you. This can be easily verified by this formulation: “If I am new to Quora and/or do not know you, would it be justified to regard your comment as hostile or disrespectful to me or to me or to what I have written?” The answer should be ‘no’.
In threads with many comments in which there are clear differences of opinion between the people, one should no longer post comments on the thread, so that one does not arouse the reasonable suspicion that one is harassing another person, attacks and/or Bullied.
Examples of behaviors that violate our “be kind, be respectful” policy include:

  • Personal attacks, including offensive, hurtful or hostile comments.
  • Make inappropriate accusations against other users.
  • Recurring behaviorpatterns aimed at harassing one or more individuals (e.g. threats, repeated annoying and unwanted contact, repeated personal attacks, or posting personal information).
  • Racist, sexual, homophobic, anti-senior, religious, political, ethnic or other insults or anti-words that target other users.
  • The political, religious, etc.

Use a user’s affiliation as an opportunity to discredit their views (this does not include that one can draw attention to conflicts of interest if it is relevant to the discussion).

  • Speculation about the true identity of an anonymous user.
  • Harassment
    Harassment is defined as an offensive pattern of behavior that aims to harm a particular person(s).The intended goal may be to make this person(s) as uncomfortable as possible using Quora, to undermine it, or to discourage them from continuing to use Quora. Examples of harassment include: (1) making threats, (2) repeatedly making annoying and unwanted contact, (3) posting of another person’s personal information, (4) explicitly sexual, profane, adversarial or flirting use mass language when the person feels uncomfortable with it.
    Quora users are not allowed to publish content that takes on a tone that can be objectively interpreted as a form of hate speech, especially in relation to race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, political group, sexual Orientation or the like.Questions and details on generalization questions in these topics should be formulated as neutrally and respectfully as possible.
    Retaliation is not allowed
    It is not permitted to violate the ‘be kind, be respectful’ policy, even in response to a person who has acted against this directive.The “Be friendly, be respectful” policy also extends to the content of users who no longer actively use Quora.
    Racist and ethnic insults
    It is not allowed to use racist or ethnic swear words in questions, answers or comments, unless it is a serious question about the background of the swear word.
    The “Be friendly, be respectful” policy also applies to quora’s messaging feature.

    • Content that violates these policies can be reported to and removed from the admins.

    Violations of these policies can be punished as follows: warnings, comments and/or editing functions are blocked or banished from the site.

  • Whether a user is immediately banned from the site (without blocking previous warnings or the editing function) depends on the severity of the violation. Persons who use Quora solely to harass others can be banned from the site without warning.
  • First block, then report violations
    If you believe that a person has violated the policies regarding you or your content, you should report that person to the moderation team and additionally block it.
    Banishment of users from terrorist groups
    Quora bans people from the Site and deletes their content that is a confirmed or declared member of a terrorist organization.

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