Code Of Conduct

This Code of Conduct exists so that each of you feels safe using our platform. It’s okay to have a difference of opinion, but NO DISRESPECT OR HARASSMENT of any type will be tolerated.  If you choose to use any hateful rhetoric you will be permanently banned from the platform. 

Please check back from time to time, as we will review and update the policies as appropriate to reflect feedback received from chat room visitors and the moderator team.

Introduction

  • The main objective of The Line is to give transmasculine people a platform to discuss issues and ask questions with those in their community.  

  • We don’t all think the same, and that’s okay.  However, we ask that you be open-minded and accepting of others as long as they are not causing harm to you or anyone else. 

  • You can express your views or point of view but you are not allowed to bully or use excessive force. 

Trolling / Spamming / Bad Behavior

  • Soliciting/advertising is only allowed in the advertisement section.  Repeated offenses will result in the permanent termination of your account.


  • Offensive, rude, disruptive, and unwanted comments may cause you to be banned without warning (depending on the severity);

  • Posting of pornographic / gore images is not permitted; Photos of breasts and chest are permitted when discussing transition.


  • Harassment, name-calling, racist or sexist remarks, homophobic or transphobic remarks, profanity towards others, and other forms of bullying will not be tolerated;


  • Insensitive behavior may result in being banned.

  • Remember, this is NOT a dating service so please continue conversations of this nature outside of the platform.


  • Posting of links (URLs) to offensive material, sites hosting malware, initiating downloads, or promoting illegal activities is not permitted;


  • Flooding the chat is not permitted;


  • VPN (Virtual Private Network) connections are disallowed;

Adult / Inappropriate Themes

  • Discussion of genitalia is permitted when related to transition. Going into detail about things of a sexual nature is not permitted as it might disturb the regular flow of chat. We do not want or need to know the intimate details as it may bring back unwanted memories for some members of our community;


  • Should moderators deem a subject matter to be inappropriate for THE LINE and/or the current audience, they may at their discretion delete the comment and/or ban the associated account.

Moderation

  • THE LINE moderators volunteer their time to help keep the room running smoothly and are responsible for managing often complex situations;


  • Moderators are given exclusive privileges to help maximize the effectiveness of the room;


  • If you are asked to modify your behavior but fail to comply, you are likely to be banned from THE LINE.


  • An appeal can be requested but is to the discretion of the moderator who issued that ban/mute - however, this is not a given right. To make an appeal, please email support@transincolor.org with the title: REVIEW;


  • If you believe that a moderator has misused their authority and you have complied 100% with the rules documented on this page, please forward the following details to support@transincolor.org

    - What you believe they have done that demonstrates the abuse of power;
    - Associated dates and times - required to review log files, etc.
    Note that it can take some time to review log files and liaise with the moderator team, so please don't expect an immediate response.