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Chat guidelines

We want the chat section to be a fun, friendly place where members can talk with each other. With that in mind we do have some guidelines to keep things running smoothly:

Make sure it's not a duplicate: Please keep new topics original. Your post will be removed if the topic has been posted before. Have a search before you create something and check that there isn’t already a topic discussing what you want to talk about. If we find a similar existing topic then we’ll remove the duplicate or merge the two.

Descriptive titles: When writing a title please make it clear and descriptive so other members can quickly see if it’s a topic they’re interested in or could help with.

There are certain topics we don't allow in chat or on LD generally:

Political and religious conversation - this was a tough decision, please see this chat topic as to why we've introduced this

Specific questions or issues with your LD account - please check our help section first then search chat to see if we’ve already answered this before. If you still need help:

  • If you think your question (and the answer we give) will help other members please create a chat topic
  • If your question is specific to you please contact us instead

Disagreements with other members: We totally get it - some members may not be your cup of tea. In the first instance we’d recommend you try our mute function. If you visit their profile you can choose to mute them so that you do not have to see their comments. Failing that, please send us a message via the contact form with details of the problem so we can investigate. Generally speaking naming and shaming other members doesn’t end well and with the aim of keeping LD a positive place these messages will be removed. Members who are rude or abusive may be banned without warning.

Please keep things positive: By all means have healthy debate and discussion but if it slips into personal insults or arguments we will remove the comments or topic. We’re pretty much universally unqualified to take sides in arguments and so will remove things rather than decide which member is in the right or wrong.

Off-topic conversation: Please keep to the topic of the original discussion - if the topic or a comment sparks a new idea or thought feel free to create a new topic to discuss it 🙂

If a member continually breaks these rules we may have to restrict their ability to comment or, in extreme cases, ban an account. We’ll generally try and avoid this and seek alternative solutions first though!

Enjoy! The chat section has brought a lot of fun and laughs to our members and the LD team.

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