- We are posting this to make you all aware of a rule addition that we have in the past enforced, yet it was not added to this account once we received access. We will from this point forward no longer tolerate any disability shaming or harassment toward other users and this rule is now being added to our profile for your reference.
We would like to direct you to our profile, where we have made this addition. You can find it under "General Harassment" on our profile:
5A. Disability Shaming/Harassing users while personally attacking them about disabilities - This is one of the newer rules of Tengaged. This will be something that is taken seriously, and bans will be handed out because of it. Using the "R" word is not bannable, but disability shaming and going out of your way to attack somebody, telling them they have certain disabilities is now something that is considered a bannable offense and falls under general harassment of users. Any offenses will be taken seriously and bans will be handed out based off the users past, how many bans they have received, and the severity of the comments.
We believe this is a huge issue here on Tengaged. It's going to be difficult to judge true disability shaming, and since this falls under general harassment, not everything will be bannable. It will depend on the severity, but if you genuinely feel like a comment is offensive and should not be on Tengaged, please let us know, and we will do our best to make sure that the comments do not come back up, as long as they are reasonable.
Going forward, disability shaming will be a minimum 2 day ban and 7 day black list. (if it is blogged) If a user has many past bans (does not matter what sort of bans they are), longer bans will be handed out aswell as longer blacklists.
We do not want to look for a reason to ban the users of Tengaged, but this issue has come to our attention recently.
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