Comment Policy

  1. Have fun. It’s hockey!
  2. This is not a safe space, so our discussions may cover triggering topics for sensitive readers.
  3. Threats of violence are not allowed.
  4. Personal attacks are not allowed. Argue the idea, not the person.
  5. Slurs or belittlement targeting race, ethnicity, sex or sexuality, and stuff like that are strictly forbidden. No hate speech, religious attacks, or antagonism about intrinsic characteristics will be tolerated.
  6. Don’t be a dick. Please.
  7. Differences of opinion are not just encouraged; they’re actually necessary to a healthy conversation. We’re just asking for civility and a sense of humor.
  8. Please don’t use excessive profanity. Think of it like a PG-13 movie: you get to use one F word every once in a while, so make it count.
  9. Mockery of other teams and players is welcome so long as it does not violate other guidelines.
  10. This is a hockey forum. Detours from the topic are encouraged, but derailing the discussion is not.
  11. Removal of comments and banning is strictly the purview of our moderation team. Warnings may be given, but they are not required.
  12. Use of real names is encouraged, but not mandatory. If you’re not willing to sign your name, should you really be writing it at all?
  13. Linking to related articles or points of interest is strongly encouraged, but blatant self-promotion will be side-eyed suspiciously.

Thirteen is a good number to end on. Please shoot us an email at thecrew@russianmachineneverbreaks.com if you see something in comments that we should know about. Thanks!