FILMS FOR ACTION
Community Guidelines

Keep it civil. Keep it respectful. 

There are no strangers here. Think of every person on our Facebook page as a friend you have in real life, and that should provide a solid foundation to guide the discussion.

This is not a place for racist, sexist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, xenophobic or other bigoted types of speech. Please take these opinions elsewhere (or, even better, consider changing these opinions entirely ;).

Aside from these toxic and unproductive forms of speech, Films For Action welcomes a diversity of viewpoints. Disagreement can often be a healthy catalyst for evolving and improving our own understandings, but this can only work to everyone's benefit if the tone of these disagreements remains respectful, sincere and from the heart (sarcasm isn't a great way to start a fruitful dialog either, as you've probably noticed).

We hope to use our Facebook page to foster a positive and constructive community for people that want to create a more just, compassionate, and sustainable world.

We would like our community to be a place not so much for arguing about differing points of view (win/lose thinking), but more so a place to help each other reach the common goals we share (win/win thinking). It's a place to learn, network, share knowledge and experiences, and support real-world organization and movement building.

There are more than enough places on the internet where flame wars, partisan name-calling, personal attacks, hateful speech and close-minded arguing is the norm. This is not one of those sites or Facebook pages - at least, we don't want it to be.

If we come across toxic speech that is openly antagonistic or violates one of the above principles, we may remove it or hide it. If you make openly hostile comments, offer nothing substantial or coherent, and show no intention of wanting to disagree in a friendly and respectful fashion, we may ban you. If you show up simply wanting to troll our community, engage in the culture wars or score points for your political 'team' - we will also probably ban you. 

Due to time constraints and a lack of patience for such things, we do not offer warnings. There's so much toxic BS on the internet these days, we just don't have time for it. 

Our minimal staff works extremely hard at providing a fair and decent place for all members of our community to interact, but we are not able to address every individual situation. Our main priority will continue to be publishing good content on the site and sharing it on social media.

We appreciate your efforts to help us keep our Facebook page a positive, respectful place to learn, disagree, network, share and talk with others. Cheers!