Well, they are more editorial guidelines actually.
The goal of g.blog is to provide a space for all paid up Green Party members to have say on issues that matter to you. Our goal is not to control what is written or censor material. So please feel free to write about whatever green issues or events inspire you.
However, in order to try to keep this blog healthy and pleasant, we need writers and contributors to follow a few simple rules. Mostly they are about politeness and manaakitanga. It’s just part of being Green really:
We reserve the right (but we won’t always use that right) to delete or edit posts which:
- Are considered likely to provoke, attack or offend others
- Are personal or offensive comments about individual members of the public
- Are racist, sexist, homophobic, sexually explicit, abusive or otherwise objectionable
- Contain excessive swear words or other language likely to offend
- Break the law or condone or encourage unlawful activity. This includes breach of copyright, defamation and contempt of court.
- Advertise products or services for profit
- Are seen to impersonate someone else
- Repeatedly post the same or similar messages (‘spam’)
- Include contact details such as telephone numbers and postal or email addresses
- Contain links to other websites which break our editorial guidelines
- Describe or encourage activities which could endanger the safety or well-being of others
- Are judged to be blatant or destructive attacks on the Green Party itself with no redeeming value to Green politics (we do have a little bit of self preservation)
We welcome feedback, both positive and negative.