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We've all heard services say they're committed to "diversity" and "tolerance" without ever getting specific, so here's our stance on it:
We welcome people of any gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, size, nationality, sexual orientation, ability level, religion, culture, subculture, and political opinion. We welcome activists, artists, bloggers, crafters, musicians, photographers, readers, writers, ordinary people, extraordinary people, and everyone in between. We welcome people who want to change the world, people who want to keep in touch with friends, people who want to reach out, people who want to meet their next love, people who want to make new friends, and people who just need a break after work. We welcome fans, geeks, nerds, and pixel-stained technopeasant wretches. We welcome Internet beginners who aren't sure what any of those terms refer to. We welcome blue-blazer regulars and people who know what a Pan Galactic Gargle-Blaster is and we welcome you if you have no idea what we are talking about.
We welcome you. You may wear a baby sling, hijab, a kippah, leather, piercings, a pentacle, a political badge, a rainbow, a rosary, tattoos, or something we can only dream of. You may be Conservative or liberal, libertarian or socialist — we believe it's possible for people of all viewpoints and persuasions to come together and learn from each other. We believe in the broad spectrum of human experience. We believe that amazing things come when people from different worlds and world-views approach each other to create a conversation.
We welcome poly's, polyamory, polifi, polyfidelity, V's, M's, Z's, quads, triads any any configuration you, or even we, can think of. We welcome groups, networks, LTR's and LDR's. We welcome the curious and the experienced. We welcome open-minded monogamous and the studious types.
With servers in the US we're obliged to follow US laws, but we're serious about knowing and protecting your rights when it comes to free speech and privacy. We will never put a limit on your opinion just because it makes someone uncomfortable — even if that someone is us as long as you keep it your own opinion and understand that everyone has the right to have their own unique opinion.
We think accessibility for people with disabilities is a priority, not an afterthought. We think neurodiversity is a feature, not a bug. We believe in being inclusive, welcoming, and supportive of anyone who comes to us with good faith and the desire to build a community.
We have enough experience to know that we won't get any of this perfect on the first try. But we have enough hope, energy, and idealism to want to learn things we don't know now. We may not be able to satisfy everyone, but we can certainly work to avoid offending anyone. And we promise that if we get it wrong, we'll listen carefully and respectfully to you when you point it out to us, and we'll do our best to make good on our mistakes.
We think our technical and business experience is important, but we think our community experience is more important. We know what goes wrong when companies say one thing and do another, or when they refuse to say anything at all. We believe that keeping our operations transparent is just as important as keeping our servers stable.
We use the services we provide, and we built it because we wanted it ourselves. We won't treat people as second-class undesirables because they're non-mainstream. To us, you're not eyeballs. You're not pageviews. You're not demographic groups. You're people.
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