Code of Conduct

We expect respect from those participating in the Gaelic Roundtable. But what does that mean for you as a participant, and how will it impact your responses to our topics?

Firstly, each response you make should be courteous and respectful of other practices, traditions, organizations, or faiths.

It is acceptable under our code of conduct to state facts, talk about negative personal experiences with, or talk about downsides and negative aspects of another faith [etc] in your responses. However, we do require that participants broaching such topics do so as respectfully as possible; The Gaelic Roundtable will not tolerate any form of intolerance or bigotry directed at any religion (blatantly or otherwise) regardless of whether that faith falls beneath the Celtic Umbrella or outside of it.

Secondly, each response you make should be courteous and respectful of the author- especially when responding directly to posts made by other participants in the Gaelic Roundtable.

It is acceptable under our code of conduct to disagree with or otherwise challenge the ideologies, opinions, beliefs, or conclusions [etc] of other participants. However, we do require that participants who choose to make such challenges or voice such disagreements do so as respectfully as possible; The Gaelic Roundtable will not tolerate attacks on other participants (blatant or otherwise)- including but not limited to name calling, the use of racial or other slurs, harassment, or related actions.

And finally, each response you make should be courteous and respectful of basic academic standards.

We recognize that participants come from a wide variety of practices and backgrounds even beneath the Gaelic Umbrella. For that reason, it is acceptable under our code of conduct to mention UPG and use non-academic sources. However, as the secondary purpose of this project is also to provide the community with well educated resources, we require that any and all responses  to our monthly topics follow two primary rules when necessary:

1. Make sure to clearly label your UPG. You can do this with a general disclaimers at the beginning of your post; with the use of superseding language like “personally” or “for me” before a claim; or through the use of a (UPG) signifier after the claim; and so on.

2. Make sure to clearly source non-UPG information. You can do this by providing the book title where you found it along with the author’s name; by providing a direct quote (along with book title or author’s name); by providing the link to the webpage; and so on.

In other Words: Show your work! If, for instance, you think that most Gods with confusing lineages were likely Fostered due to reading an online source about how important the foster relationship was in Ireland… 1. Clearly label that UPG somehow, and 2. Provide the link to the source that influenced that UPG (or the quote, or the book title, etc). It’s simple! [For an example of this scenario and how it would be appropriately sourced please view this post]

Should any post not meet the standards set forth in our code of conduct, we reserve the right not accept its submission to the Gaelic Roundtable. Should more than 5 posts not meet the standards set forth, we reserve the right to deny all future submissions from the user who violates this code.

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