=XAILA= (oceandezignz) wrote in artists_beware,

Mod Post: Harassment is Unacceptable

It has come to our attention that a few of you have forgotten a very important policy regarding our community. It is one we've had to enforce way too much, way too recently and this is not a good thing.

Once again, to make things completely clear to everyone here:

Artists Beware does not, can not, and most certainly will not ever condone harassment of community users or of individuals posted here.

See Rule #2 in our Community Profile.

Going to another person's LJ/FA/DA/Tumblr/email/etc. to pester them over anything that has occurred in this community is a big fat freaking NO. What we are is a community for knowledge and professionalism. What we are not is an attack dog community.

There are reasons we do not let this kind of behavior stand in A_B. First of all, it goes against LiveJournal's abuse policies. They don't allow it, so we most certainly aren't either. Second of all, it creates a bad aura around our community, and gives people every right to attempt to label A_B as a 'drama comm' - which we are not! It is already very difficult to gauge which entries are going to cause what reaction, so users of A_B going after OPs or featured parties makes things all around harder.

While we moderators can understand information flying around faster these days with things like Twitter and Tumblr about, please just LOOK at where the information began before deciding you want to join in with the so-called lynch mob. If it originated here at Artists Beware, do everyone a favor and keep your hands off. And conversely, if you have no desire to avoid the drama and want to dive in head first? Don't come into Artists Beware to continue what you started off-community. Period. Either way, you WILL be punished if you're caught.

Lastly, I want to point out that there are six moderators in our community. All of us very active and easily accessible. There is no need for anyone to go so far as to attack another user in this community, in the event someone messes up. You come to us and we will handle it for you.

TL;DR, harassment of anyone in A_B is forbidden! Anyone caught will be warned or banned.
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