Gaymers INC. is a diverse community of LGBT+ gamers from all walks of life. When you join our Facebook group, you share in the responsibility to make the group a fun, enjoyable, supportive and inclusive environment for everyone.
People rarely violate our community standards, but this page details what happens when somebody does.
We have a team of moderators who help enforce our community standards. If you see something on our Facebook group you think is inappropriate or causes concern, use the reporting tool to let us know.
Our community standards build on Facebook’s existing rules
, which govern anything you post on the social network, including in our group. These guidelines form the basis for our community standards, but we go further to keep our group safe.
Treat everybody with respect. Healthy debates are welcome, but always be polite. Do not make personal attacks, swear at people or throw insults. If you can’t stay calm, take a break from the keyboard.
Consider the tone of your messages and make sure people always feel comfortable taking part in conversations. Comments such as “shut up”, “I don’t care what you think”, “I’ll say what I fucking want”, “people who don’t get this are dumb” or “get your head out of your ass” would violate this rule.
Hate speech and bullying
Bullying of any kind is not allowed. Degrading comments about a person’s age, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity are never allowed. Comments that suggest the superiority of one group over another, or dehumanise groups of people also violate of this rule.
Do not post comments that are designed to incite an argument. This includes comments about console wars and fanboys that create tensions in the community. If you see an argument kicking off, please report it rather than fanning the flames.
Please don’t post any spoilers or screenshots from new games, movies or tv shows that have recently been released. Check our Discord or Messenger chats for private channels to discuss spoilers.
Recruitment and advertisement
Our message boards are not a place to recruit people to your own groups, boards or communities. We do not allow personal posts and shout outs asking people to add, message or follow you.
Facebook does not allow sexually explicit images. We may also remove explicit posts or memes about sex. We’re a gaming group, not a hook-up app so please don’t post about your sex life.
We expect our members to represent their true selves and may remove or investigate suspicious accounts or activity.
Keep it geek
Please keep posts related to games, sci-fi and other geeky topics. If you want to go off-topic please join the Banter Board (linked to this group).
How we enforce our rules
When somebody posts something that violates our rules, we consider:
- the severity of the violation
- the likelihood of the post causing harm, making members of the community feel isolated or stifling healthy conversation if it is left online
- whether this is the first time the member has violated the rules
- the member’s previous contributions to the group
- whether the member has attended community events
We may decide to:
- take no action if we judge the rules have not been violated
- ask the member to remove the post
- remove the post ourselves, letting the member know why it has been deleted
- place the member in ‘time out’, during which they will not be able to post in the group
- remove the member from the group
Some violations – including the use of racist, anti-trans or anti-LGBT language – will result in an immediate ban.