Recent Site Abuse
The primary purpose of StepTalk is to provide a platform for stepparents, and those in step parenting related situations, to vent, discuss their situations, get help, and provide help to others. Venting about parenting problems involves emotions and often volatile situations that can often provoke heated discussions and debate. Discussions and debate are healthy and constructive, but arguments and hateful behavior is not acceptable or welcome. We believe strongly in free speech, but when your free speech violates the rights of others you’ve crossed a line and you will no longer be welcome in our community.
A note on flagging: Flagging users or content that you find offensive does not count. We live in a big world, with many cultures and subcultures. What one may find offensive, others may not have any issue with. We are generally interested in identifying abusive, threatening, or otherwise harmful and hateful behavior against the site and its users. If you choose to use the flag feature, please flag the content, not the user as this will help us identify the evidence of abuse.
We sincerely hope that these actions will help make StepTalk a better place to interact. Unfortunately the Internet is full of bad people, and people that generally can’t get along with others. We’ll always have to deal with them at some point. We hope to be implementing better privacy settings and controls that will give users the ability to control who can see their content and otherwise interact with them. Until then, we have to take such drastic measures to keep StepTalk usable for all.
Our advice to users are that if you experience abusive behavior, ignore it then report it. Do not contribute to the abuse. Follow my grandmother’s advice: if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything. Let us take care of the abusers. We will do our best to clean up the site.