Impolite Conversation is a place where we can talk about the things we were told not to discuss in polite company - politics, sex, spirituality & religion and money - as well as science, culture, personal development and more. Our content is not all risqué or even rude: When we use the word "Impolite", we're talking about an attitude - one of not blindly following conventions or authority, especailly when they divide (or even oppress) us. Are you Impolite? Find out more about us here and join or community here

Community Agreement

As our tagline suggests, Impolite Conversation is a place to rise above the standard level of discourse elsewhere online and to enjoy civilised discussions and debates. If you're looking for somewhere to practice your insults and/or engage in personal, unkind and even vicious attacks, please look elsewhere – there are plenty of other sites where you can do that already!


We will keep this agreement as short and simple as legally possible.


1. We (Impolite Conversation) promise:

- to only use your information for Impolite Conversation and not to share it with anyone else.
- to email you a few times per year to let you know what's new here.


2. Members agree:

- that they are adults or, if they are under the legal age of majority in their country, that they have a guardian's permission to access this site and community.
- that their location, age data and personal description will be publicly visible (if/where given).
- that they understand, and are bound by, all the terms of the current, and any future, versions of this agreement.
- to treat other members with respect.
- to follow The Guardian's community standards – there's a summary below.
- not disclose your passwords to anyone else.
- that they understand Impolite Conversation does not condone all of the opinions displayed here.


3. Impolite Conversation:

- accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage caused by your accessing this site.
- is not responsible for advertising displayed on this site; by responding to any advertising on this site, you are entering an agreement with the advertiser, not Impolite Conversation.
- reserves the right to suspend or revoke membership for breach of this agreement or if otherwise considered necessary.


The Guardian summarises its community standards in this way:

- If you act with maturity and consideration for other users, you should have no problems.
- Don't be unpleasant. Demonstrate and share the intelligence, wisdom and humour we know you possess.
- Take some responsibility for the quality of the conversations in which you're participating. Help make this an intelligent place for discussion and it will be.


Matthew Wherry

About the Writer

Matthew is Impolite Conversation's editor.


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