Community standards and moderation policy
10 guidelines we expect users of celebrityslim.com.au's
community areas to observe.
These guidelines cover all aspects of community interaction and
moderation on celebrityslim.com.au, including forums and comments
on blogs, articles, recipes or tips.
The celebrityslim.com.au site provides a growing number of
opportunities for people who wish to discuss content we publish, or
provide feedback that helps us continue to offer content that is
relevant and useful to you. We want to make sure this website is
inclusive and safe, and that celebrityslim.com.au is a place where
you will always find friendly, inviting and, above all, honest
discussions about weight loss and healthy living.
There are 10 simple guidelines that we expect everyone in the
community areas of celebrityslim.com.au to abide by. They directly
inform our approach to community moderation (detailed below). These
apply across the site, while moderation decisions are also informed
by the context in which comments are made.
- We welcome debate and dissent, but personal attacks (on
authors, other users or any individual), persistent trolling and
mindless abuse will not be tolerated. The key to maintaining
celebrityslim.com.au as an inviting space is to focus on
intelligent discussion of topics.
- We acknowledge criticism of the items we publish, but will not
allow persistent misrepresentation of Celebrity Slim and our team
of authors/consultants to be published on our website. For the
sake of robust debate, we will distinguish between constructive,
focused argument and smear tactics.
- We understand that people often feel strongly about issues or
topics debated on the site, but we will consider removing any
content that others might find extremely offensive or
threatening. Please respect other people's views and beliefs
and consider your impact on others when making your
- We reserve the right to redirect or curtail conversations that
descend into flame-wars based on ingrained partisanship or
generalisations. We don't want to stop people discussing
topics they are enthusiastic about, but we do ask users to find
ways of sharing their views that do not feel divisive, threatening
or toxic to others.
- We will not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia or other forms
of hate-speech, or contributions that could be interpreted as such.
We recognise the difference between criticising a particular
organisation, community or belief and attacking people on the basis
of their race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation,
disability or age.
- We will remove any content that may put us in legal jeopardy,
such as potentially libellous or defamatory postings, or material
posted in potential breach of copyright.
- We will remove any posts that are obviously commercial or
otherwise spam-like. Our aim is that this site should provide
a space for people to interact with our content and each other, and
we actively discourage commercial entities passing themselves off
as individuals, in order to post advertising material or links.
This may also apply to people or organisations who frequently post
propaganda or external links without adding substantively to the
quality of the discussion on celebrityslim.com.au.
- Keep it relevant. We know that some conversations can be
wide-ranging, but if you post something that is unrelated to the
original topic then it may be removed, in order to keep the thread
on track. This also applies to queries or comments about
moderation, which should not be posted as comments.
- Be aware that you may be misunderstood, so try to be clear
about what you are saying, and expect that people may understand
your contribution differently than you intended. Remember that text
isn't always a great medium for conversation: tone of voice
(sarcasm, humour and so on) doesn't always come across when using
words on a screen. You can help to keep the
celebrityslim.com.au community areas open to all viewpoints by
maintaining a reasonable tone, even in unreasonable
- The platform is ours, but the conversation belongs to
everybody. We want this to be a welcoming place for
intelligent discussion, and we expect people to help us achieve
this by notifying us of potential problems and helping each other
to keep conversations inviting and appropriate. If you spot
something problematic in community interaction areas, please report
it. When we all take responsibility for maintaining an
appropriate and constructive environment, the debate itself is
improved and everyone benefits.
- If you act with maturity and consideration for other
users, you should have no problems.
- Don't be unpleasant. Demonstrate and share the
intelligence, wisdom and humour we know you possess.
- Take some responsibility for the quality of the conversations
in which you're participating. Help make this an intelligent place
for discussion and it will be.
Participants who seriously, persistently or wilfully ignore the
community standards, participation guidelines or terms and
conditions will have their posting privileges for all
celebrityslim.com.au community areas withdrawn.
This is not an action that we take lightly or arbitrarily.
However, we are aiming to create and maintain an online experience
consistent with Celebrity Slim values, and we reserve the right to
make decisions which we feel support that. Please be aware that
moderators may contact you by email in relation to your
participation, especially where an issue comes up in relation to
these community standards. Any advice they give/request they make
should be adhered to, as our moderators are employed to enforce
these community standards and create a constructive environment for
everyone who contributes to our site.
We will, when necessary, remove user postings or comments from our
forums, articles, tips and recipes posts and blog posts. *
If a contribution to celebrityslim.com.au is perceived as
breaching the community guidelines set out above, then it will be
removed by the Celebrity Slim team, in the interests of keeping
community areas of the site appropriate for the vast majority of
the people who visit.
(*NB: We will not edit user posts to change the meaning, spelling,
or anything else intended by the user. Even if only part of a
comment or posting is perceived as breaching the community
guidelines, the whole thing may be removed. Also, when a comment or
post is removed for any of the reasons above, it is sometimes
necessary to delete subsequent messages which refer to explicitly
or quote from the original (removed) comment, in order to preserve
some notion of conversational thread. This may also happen because
a later comment quotes directly the problematic bits of the
original comment, which just perpetuates the problem. In such cases
not every deletion will be marked individually.)
We reserve the right to take steps or implement measures which we
hope will benefit the whole community of celebrityslim.com.au
Because we are ultimately responsible for everything that appears
on this site, all actions and decisions taken by our moderators are
final. Unfortunately, the huge (and growing) quantity of user
content on celebrityslim.com.au means that we can't enter into
correspondence regarding specific moderation activity, although all
correspondence will be read.
If you have suggestions or questions about any aspect of community
participation on celebrityslim.com.au, you can write to
Please mark all queries clearly in the subject line
(e.g. Question about moderation decision on Chicken Soup
Note about community content
The views expressed in community areas of this site do not
necessarily reflect or represent the views of Celebrity Slim, its
staff or contributors.
Further information and resources
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(FAQs), which we hope will answer any questions you have about
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