|Welcome to Spite. We are a security and privacy-focused community dedicated to providing accurate information on how to protect your digital life based on scientific research and logical arguments. We are interested in the research, discussion, and education of privacy and security, as well as its impact on everyday life. In the interest of privacy, Spite is configured to be fully ephemeral and all chat content is erased every month; however, do not expect this to be fool-proof, as any member of this chat is able to log messages themselves. Anyone is welcome, but we expect you to be aware of and abide by the following rules:
1) Don't be fallacious or bigoted
If anyone is engaging in a conversation with you whilst disagreeing with whichever viewpoint, surmise or opinion you happen to have, please maintain rationality and open-mindedness as opposed to resorting to FUD, misrepresentations, etc. Use logically sound arguments instead of common fallacies.
2) Avoid inaccurate echo chambers
Don't treat your conjectures as factual information no matter how verisimilar they may seem. Fact-check what you're about to say before saying it, or inquire for chat's input on your conjecture. Avoid linking inaccurate sources; if a source supports your narrative, but you're unsure of the incisiveness, please express so. We do not scold heavily for unintentional inaccuracy unless it becomes repetitive.
3) Refrain from super off-topic discussion
Topics that have completely nothing to do with anything, are not necessary, and drag on for too long are usually discouraged — unless there's minimal chat activity and they are enthralling. However, if it does not fit those qualifications and becomes continuous, you are in violation of this rule. Common offenders are unending political discussions or excessive shitposting. Humour is permitted, but only when it doesn't derail the chat.
4) Don't be abusive or discriminatory
Personal attacks of any type are not tolerated. Do not insult or discriminate others based on race, sex, religion, gender / gender identity, sexual orientation, etc. Refrain from being hostile or disrespectful when discussing with people.
5) No NSFW content
Pornography, gore, or any other NSFW content is not permitted here.
6) No spamming or flooding
This is obvious.