Here we describe our community rules.
[For our call for submissions, please go here: <http://www.comicsgrid.com/cfp/>.]
In order to help develop a community of recognisable digital identities, we encourage everyone to use a Gravatar when leaving a comment. Don’t forget to complete the “website” field with links only directing to your profile page or personal website. [If you haven't done it yet, please get a Gravatar here.]
Our commenting policy does not aim to censor but to define the values that inspired the creation of The Comics Grid as an open, collaborative, peer-edited online publication platform and scholarly community.
The intention behind The Comics Grid is to foster an environment for respectful specialised discussion of specific examples of comic art. We are particularly interested in the way format and form are interconnected in comics and how they define the mechanics of comics storytelling.
Comics is an art form that inspires active interpretive communities. We would linke to invite all readers to become contributors by submitting proposals for articles and by leaving comments.
Thoughtful and critical comments are always encouraged and appreciated. We would like to build a community where contributors are recognised not necessarily by their “real names”, but by their contributions and online network behaviour. Anonymous, pseudonymous, or publically-identified contributors are welcome as long as they engage in specialised and respectful dialogue.
The Comics Grid seeks to become a learning environment where the complexities of comic art are debated and where contributors and participants learn from each other. The Comics Grid follows the general rules of respectful civil discourse.
All commenters, signing with their real names, pseudonyms or anonymously, are fully responsible for what they post. This is an open access online resource and therefore all comments become public.
We would like to encourage hyperlinking and embedding of images as long as it is justified by the argument. Gratuitous links to sites are viewed as spam and may result in removed comments. All image authorship and original publication sources should be properly attributed. Any links to instant downloads should be properly identified.
We believe in free speech. Nevertheless, s a general anti-spamming housekeeping rule we monitor comments and reserve the right to remove any comments that may resemble abusive, discriminatory behaviour or spam, trolling or any other content that for any reason we consider editorially inappropriate, without previous consent. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to remove a user’s privilege to post content.
Thank you for reading and welcome!
Please read our Academic Fair Use Policy here.