Community Guidelines

We’ve put together a set of community guidelines that we believe will help you get the maximum enjoyment from the National Art Society.
Our goal is to ensure that these set of guidelines are easy to understand and easy to follow.

We hope our site becomes a safe space for artists to interact with and grow together. Like any community, we do need to have some basic rules to help keep conversations smooth and the atmosphere fun and professional.

Keep it civil aka don’t be a jerk

We’re going to get into the thick of a lot of discussions and that’s okay. These discussions often entail topics that we all personally care a lot about and will passionately defend. But in order for discussions to thrive here, we need to remember to criticize ideas or critique artwork … do not attack people.

So, remember to avoid:

  • name-calling
  • ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content.
  • knee-jerk contradiction

Comments that we find to be hateful, inflammatory, or harassing may be removed. If you don’t have something nice to say about another user, don’t say it. Treat others the way you’d like to be treated.

Always strive to add value to every interaction and discussion you participate in

There are a lot of discussions that happen every day on National Art Society. Before joining in a discussion, browse through some of the most recent and active discussions happening in the community, especially if you’re new here.

Keep it tidy

Help make moderators’ lives easier by taking a moment to ensure that what you’re about to post is in the right place. That means:

  • don’t post off-topic comments or discussions: check the forum topics page to find the appropriate forum for your topic
  • don’t cross-post the same art multiple times.
  • check if another active discussion on your topic has already been posted

If you see something, say something

Moderators are at the forefront of combatting spam, mediating disputes and enforcing community guidelines and, so are you.

If you see an issue, contact the moderators if possible or flag any comments for review. If you believe someone has violated the Basic Rules, report it to us by flagging the user’s profile.


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