A community of compassionate people, largely vegan and vegetarian, inviting and supporting all persons of conscience.
There are no hard and fast rules for deletion of posts, since these sorts of rules are often limiting and easily over-stepped. However, in general we ask that posts be relatable to veganism and inform a discussion of vegan topics. For instance, a post about vegan cosmetics would probably be acceptable, but a post about the application of vegan cosmetics would probably be deleted.
We have also deleted:
● Recipes for the sake of the recipes themselves. Rather, posts in the Culinary Conversation category must be "relatable to veganism and inform a discussion of vegan topics" absent of any recipe shared therein (ref: goo.gl/jVrGgG).
● Pictures of animals or food that serve no other purpose (ref. goo.gl/BTP29).
● Posts that are obviously spam and also do not contribute to vegan discussion (though we've been known to let the occasional bit of spam remain if we think it might be topical).
● Posts that are only advertisements from people who do not have an investment in our community or its goals. Please note that we love to see vegans promote themselves, their work and their ethics! However, sometimes that self-promotion comes across as a spammy plea for likes/hits/readership/customers, and we'd rather not see our members treated like potential marks.
● Posts that contain catch-words like 'sustainable' but do not contribute to a discussion of vegan topics.
● Shares of articles, videos, etc., which may be topical, but have been re-posted to the group too many times in too short a period (e.g. multiple repeats in the same day).
● Environmental activism links that don't specifically address vegan topics, unless the author of the post makes the vegan connection in an introduction (this one is tough for us, since environmental activism clearly affects animal welfare, but if we allow environmental activism without the vegan connection, the group suffers from mission creep).
● Humour posts that are not relatable to veganism.
We also reserve the right to make judgement calls about individual posts, so the above list should not be taken as finite or delimiting. It's simply an example set of posts we've deleted.
Finally, we ask that posts depicting animal violence be prefaced with a warning and linked, and that no pictures of animal violence be posted directly to the community (ref. goo.gl/ZscdpH). While we appreciate the necessity of discussing animal violence in a vegan context and wholeheartedly encourage the conversation, we believe it important that people be given the opportunity to prepare psychologically for these discussions and the images associated with them.