Welcome to New Vision Fellowship! We try our best to make sure that the discussions on our articles are the troll, spam and abuse free but we’re not omnipresent. The comment section can be a great place for interaction with readers, writers and even for spawning stimulating conversation – it can be a great place for all of us! To ensure that you have a good time, please make sure to stick to the following guidelines:
How to comment
Our comments run on the third-party Disqus platform, which requires users to set up an account. You can register a Disqus profile either directly with Disqus, or with your Facebook, Twitter or Google accounts. We prefer commenters use their real name so that responses can be made in the best possible way.
Commenter community guidelines
NVF welcomes discussion and different points of view, but most importantly we value respectful and constructive correspondence. We have zero tolerance for comments which we believe could be considered inappropriate or insulting, exhibit troll-like behaviour, have legal ramifications or are not in alignment with the biblical beliefs of NVF. Commenters can flag potentially inappropriate comments for review, out of concern for others, or due to personal offence. You can flag concerns via the menu next to a potentially offensive comment, or email us via our contact page.
Clarity and intent:
The tone of the written word is not always obvious, so stop and think twice before publishing your comment. ‘Shouting’ – letters, words, or sentences in capital letters – and the use of emojis, other symbols, and inappropriate language are frowned upon because they are designed to make one comment stand out from others. Use of these and similar techniques could lead to the comment being deleted, edited, or modified at the discretion of our moderation team. Repeat offenders may face have face suspension or a permanent ban.
User images (avatars):
Distasteful imagery in Disqus user photo/picture profiles (also known as an avatar) is banned. Examples of banned content include sexually explicit, suggestive or revealing imagery; depictions of violence or gore; crude imagery; the celebration or depiction of criminals or criminal activity; propaganda.
Links: (for pastor review-mh)
Links to all websites have been disabled, to protect our site and visitors against spam and malware. Links to other nvfms.org pages are allowed, however comments that include such links will be initially withheld pending a review before being posted.
Who moderates NVF Comments?
The monitoring and moderation of discussion in the comments section of nvfms.org are done by our leadership team and a dedicated moderating team.
If you don’t follow any of these guidelines, not only will our moderators remove the comment but we may also ban you from participating in the discussions. If you find any comments which violate our guidelines, please make sure to ‘flag’ or ‘mark as spam’ – our moderators highly appreciate your support!
Footnote: These guidelines may be revised or updated at any time, without notice.