A Short Note on Language

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We’d like to take a short break from the hockey talk for a moment. 

FlamesNation has grown a lot over the last 12 months or so. We’re having our best year ever by a wide margin, which is awesome. Thanks to everyone, from our long time readers to those of you who have recently joined up. 

Of course, with more readers comes more comments. And sometimes with a lot of comments there comes, well… unpleasantness. This past fall we added a cadre of moderators to the site in the hopes of making this a site where people can feel safe to contribute and debate without fear of personal attacks or the need to wade through rampant trolling. As you all know, we want FN to be a place where you can argue and express your passion as a Flames fan. 

That said, we’d like to announce a new rule: any user engaging in sexist, racist or homophobic language in the comments will now be instantly banned. This sort of conduct was never allowed here previously, but we never explicitly instituted a “one strike” rule to police it. 

Well, we’re stating it now. If you’re caught using this sort of language, you’ll be banned without recourse from FlamesNation.

Obviously this doesn’t apply to a vast majority of our commenters. To you, we say “thank you” for coming by and sharing your thoughts with us every day. We’ll continue to try to make this the best Flames site on the web. 

Thank you. Now back to your regularly scheduled spreadsheets and animated gifs.