Our netiquette

We welcome comments, suggestions, questions, praise and criticism on our social media channels and in our blog. An open and objective discussion and fair interaction are very important to us. A friendly tone, tolerance and respect are just as appropriate here as in direct personal dialogue.

To ensure that communication on our site is enjoyable for everyone, the following rules apply:

  1. Treat other users as you would like to be treated yourself – this also applies to the virtual world of the internet. We communicate with real people and want to treat each other with decency and respect. Insults, abuse or threats are not welcome. Please remain objective and constructive!
  2. Infringing and unethical posts containing pornographic, right-wing extremist, racist, discriminatory, sexist, violence-glorifying, insulting, defamatory, business and reputation-damaging or otherwise unacceptable content and links to such content may not be published.
  3. We do not tolerate the encouragement of irresponsible, harmful, violent, illegal or ethically questionable behaviour.
  4. We want exchanges with content: Please do not post adverts or spam.
  5. Comments that are posted multiple times under different posts using copy & paste and/or do not match the topic of the post are against our netiquette.

Comments that violate these rules will be deleted by us without notice for your and our protection. If you notice that other users are breaking these rules, please let us know.

We would also like to give you a few recommendations along the way:

  1. Facebook has also defined rules. You can find them in the community standards at https://www.facebook.com/communitystandards
  2. To protect your privacy and personal rights, please refrain from including contact addresses, telephone numbers or other confidential details in your posts.
  3. Irony and humour are not always understood in written form. Facial expressions and gestures are missing on the internet. As a result, something that was meant to be funny can quickly be misinterpreted.
  4. Respect the intellectual property of others: If you quote someone or use images and videos, cite the source and copyright.
  5. Avoid assumptions or assertions.
  6. To encourage a real dialogue, please refer to the relevant post in your comment.

We look forward to your comments!

You can find more information about DSW here: www.dsw.org