WonderCafe2 is a home for open-minded discussion and exploration of spiritual topics, moral issues and life's big questions. It is also a community where we laugh, cry, share and have some fun together.
Wondercafe2.ca promotes and values open-minded discussion and exploration of ideas. Individuals are free to respectfully express their own opinions and beliefs, and robustly debate these with others. We are committed to providing a welcoming and safe site.
You will encounter people here whose opinions and beliefs vary widely. We trust that you will approach these encounters in a spirit of openness, curiosity and tolerance, and that you will accept the right of all to engage in respectful free expression. We will generally not censure opinions presented respectfully. However, we recognize that there needs to be some minimum standards, and this Community Code of Conduct is your guide to standards for this website..
The moderators do not read every post on wondercafe2.ca. As a community, we rely on each other to monitor the site and maintain it as a welcoming and safe place for all. We rely on members to report/flag possible violations of the Community Code of Conduct, by using the Report link (see Reporting Problems below). All flagged posts will be reviewed by a moderator. Please do not flag posts just because you do not agree with the content or the poster. Reports should only be made for violations of this code of conduct.
Keep in mind that anything you post on the Internet may be accessed and used by others without your knowledge or consent.
If you feel that a post in a forum or personal conversation violates this Community Code of Conduct:
The report goes into a queue and will be dealt with by a moderator (for forum reports) or administrator (for Personal Conversation reports). Administrators deal with personal conversation issues in order to preserve the security and privacy of these more private communications as much as possible.
Moderators shall make every effort to defuse tense situations by posting a general warning on the thread in question before applying any sanctions to specific users.:
If the mods decide that sanctions are needed, the mods shall use their discretion in deciding what sanction is to be applied. The following are guidelines only:
Warnings are issued on the spot by the moderator investigating a breach of the Code of Conduct. Offensive language or other posted material that violates the Code shall be removed from the post at the same time with a note added in red text to show why the post was edited.
Suspensions or bans are issued by the investigating moderator after checking the user’s record and, if necessary, consulting with the other moderators.
Any behaviour or activity that violates the laws of Canada including, but not restricted to, hate speech, posting of child pornography or pirated material, uttering threats shall result in an immediate ban, deletion of the offending material, and possible forwarding of information to legal authorities.
If a user feels they have been unfairly or incorrectly sanctioned, they may appeal by email to the administration email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). Moderators as a group will review the original decision and may modify or lift the sanction.
If the user wishes further review of the decision, an email may be sent to the administrator email (email@example.com). Appeals sent to the administrators shall be taken to the whole Council for discussion, which is the final venue for appeals. Any decision made at this level shall be final.
A user who has been banned and who has exhausted all appeals may request reinstatement by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no less than 6 months after the final decision. The email should contain the reason they believe that they should be reinstated and a commitment to abide by the Code of Conduct. Council as a whole shall review such requests based on their merit and the user’s past record and make a decision on reinstatement. The decision may be to uphold the ban, to reinstate with conditions, or to reinstate unconditionally. Conditions may include (but are not restricted to): requiring that all posts by the user be approved by moderators, imposing a tougher sanction regime on that user than specified above (e.g. move straight to suspension with no warnings), or other conditions determined as suitable by the Council. If the request is refused, the user shall wait at least another 6 months from the date of the decision before applying for reinstatement again. Spam accounts shall not be reinstated under any conditions.