Posts which vaguely allude to other users or directly refer to other users, make claims about things they've said (which may or may not be distorted beyond the truth), and call them out or rant about them are not allowed in this circle. We are no longer permitting any such posts. Please report them.
Anyone can start a discussion about a topic without alluding to or bringing up another user or users who displeased them.
Users can have a discussion with someone in the actual context of the original conversation. Taking anything said in a conversation out of context and recruiting others to be upset about something someone else said is inappropriate.
If something someone says breaks the rules, or if it otherwise causes you concern, please report it or send the modteam a message about it.
Vague and direct call-out posts go against the stated goal of this circle:
Our goal is to provide a friendly and supportive space for the women of Ovarit.
We enforce the Sitewide Guidelines in this circle, including civility:
This site exists to uplift women. Treat each other with basic courtesy and respect. Don’t escalate disagreements into fights. Debate ideas, don’t insult or personally attack members. There are many ways to miscommunicate through text-based mediums, so give others the benefit of the doubt when possible. Avoid treating people worse than you would in a face-to-face conversation. Remember that there is a person behind the words.
In some cases these sorts of posts have violated the Sitewide Rules.
No trolling or sabotage
Users should participate in communities genuinely and in good faith. Users who use the website solely to troll others will be banned. Users should not attempt to disrupt communities or sabotage them, including with sophisticated trolling methods including concern trolling, false flagging, and the use of sock puppet accounts. Encouraging others to target users or communities is prohibited. Using alternative accounts to circumvent bans is also prohibited.
No abuse, threats, or harassment
Abusing, threatening, or harassing users or other individuals is prohibited. This includes doing so in private messages, in a single circle or across multiple circles, or across websites.
Getting into a fight is not necessarily abusive, but refusing to drop it and taking the fight elsewhere can cross this line. If you have a serious problem with a user, report them to admins or mods.
Everyone gets upset about things people say sometimes, but no matter what, we expect everyone to follow the rules. In this circle, we are trying to create a friendly and supportive space for the women of Ovarit. Civility is not optional here, and targeting users is not permitted. Making women feel unwelcome is not acceptable.
I know it's the general culture of the modern internet to expect the aforementioned behavior and to tolerate it, but please report it if you see it. It's not actually decent behavior, and we really should have higher expectations.