Contributing Community Standards - Colorkarma

Contributing Community Standards

Contributing Community Standards
Fact-Checking Policy

Colorkarma is the leading resource for the creative community focused on designing for execution. Our mission is to help creatives of all kinds, transition, and adopt new technologies and processes. We provide articles, news, reviews, interviews from industry leaders, and free educational content best practices, latest news, and events, design awards, and industry terminology definitions.

We use real examples and an unbiased approach to help the community understand the changes in the industry. Our content is reviewed with our interviewers to ensure our facts are correct and accurate. We share associated links and sources within our pieces to help demonstrate the accuracy and quality of our reporting.

Colorkarma strives for a nimble, accurate, and complete report. We endeavor to be responsive in correcting errors in the material published on our digital platforms. When we run a correction, clarification, or editor’s note, our goal is to tell readers, as clearly and quickly as possible, what was wrong and what is correct. Anyone should be able to understand how and why a mistake has been corrected.

Updating a digital report

Our reporting pieces continuously evolve and improve. Our readers expect that from us in the digital age. It is unnecessary to put notes on stories stating that a story has been updated unless there is a particular reason to note the addition of new information or other change. It is necessary to use a correction, clarification or editor’s note to inform readers whenever we correct a significant mistake.

Corrections

If we are substantively correcting an article, photo caption, headline, graphic, video or other material, we should promptly publish a correction explaining the change.

Clarification

When our reporting is factually correct but the language we used to explain those facts is not as clear or detailed as it should be, the language should be rewritten and a clarification added to the story. A clarification can also be used to note that we initially failed to seek a comment or response that has since been added to the story or that new reporting has shifted our account of an event.

Editor’s Notes

A correction that calls into question the entire substance of an article, raises a significant ethical matter or addresses whether an article did not meet our standards, may require an Editor’s Note and be followed by an explanation of what is at issue. A senior editor must approve the addition of an Editor’s Note to a story.

Ethics policy

Colorkarma seeks truth and strives to present a responsible and fair glimpse of the industry. Digital media is a powerful vehicle, and we endeavor to face the public with respect and candor. These policies are meant to guide Colorkarma reporting as we deliver news and information in our rapidly changing technology environment. We consider these guidelines to be a “living document” that we will continually modify, and update based on feedback from our correspondents, contributing writers, our readers, and from our perceptions of our changing needs. Because the circumstances under which information is obtained and reported vary widely from one case to the next, these guidelines should not be understood as establishing hard and fast rules or as covering every situation that might arise.

Plagiarism is the act of stealing work – whether it is writing, reporting or photography – and passing it off as one’s own. Attribution is crucial. Proper credit is necessary if we can’t verify the information. Colorkarma content must be original or credited to the proper source.

Authenticity

Authenticity is the cornerstone of our community. We believe that authenticity helps create a community where people are accountable to each other in meaningful ways. You can find more on our terms & conditions page.

Communication Guidelines

Creatives come from different countries, share different languages, and interests.  Colorkarma is for the creative community, and those who participate should be respectful to one each other.

The rules below are basic civil guidelines we expect people to follow. Violation of them is not tolerated and will result in your account being locked for days or wholly removed:

  • We do not tolerate personal attacks, harassment, and personal threats.
  • Hate speech and/or hateful imagery are not permitted.
  • Doxing will result in the immediate termination of the account holder.
  • Colorkarma is for the creative community, as such politics are not part of the discussions. We ask you to share any political concerns with your local authority.
  • Any language that marginalizes or diminishes people or groups may be considered hate speech.
  • Do not post private communications or information about other members without their written permission.
  • We do not tolerate the publishing of harmful information, hoaxes, or other disinformation.
  • Sockpuppet accounts are not permitted, and using one will affect your primary account. A sock puppet is an account that is intended to deceive or misrepresent the account owner.

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