1. Stay on Topic.

(a). Diskashons: Afroshok is dedicated to the Urbanising ICT flavoured experiences, ideas, solutions and culture from East Africa, for Africa.

(b). Comments: Comments within a discussion should be related to the original post (“OP”). If the mods feel a comment chain has reached its limit, we may give a polite notice about being off topic. Arguments over issues occurring on other channels will not be tolerated.

2. English and Kiswahili Only.

Discussions and comments posted in languages other than English, Kiswahili or the East African Sheng' will be removed. We apologise for the inconvenience. This rule does not apply if you are using another language to make a point or using it colloquially rather than as primary communication.

3. No Sexual Content.

Please remember that we want to add to the conversation wholesomely so as a general rule of thumb, try to keep it “PG-13.” 

4. Choose Your Words Wisely.

Please be aware that comments on Afroshok are automatically filtered for profanity. We have an issue with curse words, because we believe the English language is rich in vocabulary to express oneself. Profanity used to insult, antagonize, or inflame will be deleted. Sexist, racist, misogynist, homophobic, and broad, offensive generalizations about groups of people are simply not allowed. This is a community intended to be friendly and open. We simply ask that you be respectful of each other and remain mindful of your audience when making jokes.

5. Provide Sources For Content That is Not Your Own.

Please provide sources for content that is not your own. Accredit all photos used. If you are referencing another article or discussion in your OP, provide a link to your source. Links to illegal downloads or content are prohibited.

6. Tag a Friend.

Want to tag a friend so they’ll get a notification that you mentioned them in a comment? Use this: @[insertusernamehere]:disqus (for example: @coppersam:disqus ) This only works in comments, but not in you OP for some reason.

7. No Self-Promotion.

"Self-promotion" is an attempt to redirect traffic from Afroshok to your personal blog, Youtube channel, Disqus channel, etc. This will be allowed only on these conditions:

(a). “Tutorials” and Feedback: We want to encourage people to share their knowledge and solutions on Youtube, Vimeo channels, CodePen, Github, Bitbucket accounts, and most tech blogs.

(b). Mod Permission: We love our friends. If you are a friend of Afroshok*, and any moderator on Afroshok has given you permission to promote your app, blog, Youtube or Disqus channel, etc., then you are welcome to do so.
* “Friend of Afroshok” means someone who participates on Afroshok by commenting regularly and/or starting discussions.

8. No Spam.

“Spam” is the posting of unsolicited messages, generally advertising a product or service. “Spam” can also be repetitive posting that is meant to be disruptive. Either form of spam is prohibited. Please note that accounts that post advertising spam will be banned without warning.

SANCTIONS AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION:

1. Warnings, Deletions, and Bans.

Generally, Afroshok is not an "open for all" website. Before you post, we believe you have read the Disqus and our Policy. Do not wait for a warning. Moderation action may be taken at the mods’ discretion.

9. Flagging.

If you see a rule violation, please flag the comment. Comments that are flagged do not get automatically removed. Instead, flagged comments will be marked for a moderator's review. Flagging comments allows mods to do their job more efficiently and keep the community running smoothly. Please do not flag a comment just because you disagree. If a comment is flagged for review and it is not violating a rule, the comment will be approved.

Thank you.

For looking through this website and reading this policy document. You are one of the good people.