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 skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.
These guidelines are to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.
Help us make this a great 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 discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.
One way to improve the discussion is by discovering ones that are already happening. Spend 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.
While discussing and sharing information stay on topic and address the actual post rather than the poster, tone, or spelling. Use private messages if you wish to help an author with spelling and grammar suggestions.
Discussions that has gone full circle and have repeating arguments will be locked.
You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:
- Ad hominem attacks
- Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
- Knee-jerk contradiction
Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.
The conversations we have here set the tone for every new arrival. 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: bookmarks, likes, flags, replies, edits, and so forth. Use these tools to improve your own experience, and everyone else’s, too.
Let’s leave our community better than we found it.
Moderators have special authority; they are responsible for this forum. But so are you. With your help, moderators 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 enough flags accrue, 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; the moderators and site operators take no responsibility for any content posted by the community.
This is a troll free community. If you see any, please flag them. Obvious trolling will be removed, troll and bots accounts will be banned.
Nothing sabotages a healthy conversation like rudeness:
- Be civil. Don’t post anything that a reasonable person would consider offensive, abusive, or hate speech.
- Keep it clean. Don’t post anything obscene or sexually explicit.
- 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.
- Assume the best of people and do not pass judgment on others. There is a zero tolerance for abuse, threats, harassment, and discrimination.
- People’s safety shall not be compromised in any way. Do not stalk, share your own or anyone else’s personal information.
- Avoid using offensive topics as a form of humour and refrain from using language that can be considered oppressive, systemically or otherwise. This includes, but is not limited to, various slurs.
These are not concrete terms with precise definitions — avoid even the appearance of any of these things. If you’re unsure, ask yourself how you would feel if your post was featured on the front page of the New York Times.
This is a public forum, and search engines index these discussions. Keep the language, links, and images safe for family and friends.
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 create multiple accounts
- 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.
Topic names should reflect the original post and be easy for other community members to identity.
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.
Posts asking a question already dealt with will be merged at the discretion of the moderators. Off-topic comments and questions will be flagged or merged onto an existing/new topic.
Use the dedicated channels for customer account and Curve card and transaction queries.
- Any information connected to your person should for safety reasons never be shared or discussed on the forum.
- Please check the help topic or contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org for customer support.
- Do not share your or anyone else’s personal information.
- Do not use the forum to escalate your customer support queries. Any form of offensive or inappropriate conduct towards the Support Team will be flagged.
- Our Support team will answer every customer query. Referencing your ticket on the community will not push your ticket ahead of other customers who have contacted us.
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.
- The Curve Forum is not for the discussion of anything illegal, including hypothetical situations.
- We do not condone compromising Curve’s or any other card issuer’s terms of service.
This site is operated by your friendly local staff and you, the community. If you have any further questions about how things should work here, open a new topic in the site feedback category and let’s discuss! If there’s a critical or urgent issue that can’t be handled by a meta topic or flag, contact us via the staff page.
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