House Rules

House Rule 1: Help us keep the ASK forum a safe and happy place.

Post content and commentary that is both relevant and respectful to this community as a whole. People of all ages and backgrounds are part of this community.

While we’re excited to hear from everyone, it is important to keep the following guidelines in mind whenever you participate. We do reserve the right to remove any posts that don’t adhere to the guidelines and to block anyone who violates them repeatedly.

There are some kinds of posts that we just don’t tolerate, like:

  • Abusive, harassing, stalking, threatening or attacking others
  • Fraudulent, deceptive, misleading or unlawful
  • Violations of any intellectual property right
  • Defamatory, offensive, obscene, vulgar or depicting violence
  • Hateful in language targeting race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or political beliefs
  • Spamming in nature
  • Trolling or deliberate disruption of discussion
  • Uploading or attaching files that contain viruses, corrupted files or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer
  • Link baiting (embedding a link in your post to draw traffic to your own site)

We also cannot engage around active court cases, meaning the specifics of litigation.


House Rule 2: Keep your thoughts organized & clear.

Sticking to the subject makes conversational threads easier for others to follow. If you feel as if your comment might deserve its own conversational thread or strays from the topic discussed, please post it as a new question.


House Rule 3: Be safe.

Avoid posting personal information, such as your email address, phone number, or any other information that might open you up to identity theft or harassment.

Tips for good forum etiquette:

  • Organization. Make sure to tag your questions accurately, using the available categories. This will allow users to find your questions more easily.
  • Patience. Please have patience while our team investigates your questions. We will work hard to provide you very thorough answers, backed up with research and supportive data, and in some cases, some of your questions may take more time to compile than others.
  • Accuracy. When citing sources, please try to be as accurate as possible and cite your sources using links to assist moderators and users in keeping the conversation factual.

Please remember that GMO Answers is a brand new site to which we’ll be adding more and more content as we go along. The more questions you ask, the more you post, the richer the site experience will become. We look forward to continuously adding resources, hearing your input, and sharing news and research for all degrees of discussion, based on your needs.

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