This community is a place for vegetarians, vegans, and friends of veg*ns to come together in support of vegetarianism and vegetarian food. Civil behavior and on-topic posting are very important in maintaining a kind, supportive atmosphere. We're striving to have a stronger moderation presence than in the past, but most importantly, we wish for members to moderate their own behavior.
Golden Rule - Please treat others with courtesy in this community!
nice_vegetarian is Drama-Free - The most important part in maintaining this community in a drama- and harassment-free manner is you. If you see someone acting out of line, please report it *WITH A LINK* to the maintainers of the community via email, messaging through LJ, or by posting on this community: vegetarianmods. If you'd like, you're welcome to add this community to your watch list.
On-Topic Posting - This is a community for vegans, vegetarians, and anyone who is interested in the meat-free or meat-reduced lifestyle! Please try to keep posts on-topic to vegetarian-related issues. Though we welcome omnivores and other non-vegetarians, topics should relate to vegetarianism. Please try to use both specific and general tags for your entries as this will allow us to find them later. Currently, posts are moderated; off-topic posts will not be approved. There is a separate community, vegetarian_chat, for general discussions; feel free to discuss anything and everything there! :)
Lengthy Posts - Please put long posts behind an LJ cut.
Posting Images/Videos - If you want to post any images, videos, or other non-text content, please put them behind a cut.
No Gory or Graphic Images - Please do not post any graphic, gory, or other disturbing images in this community. If you need to post a link to something along these lines, make a text link to the image, clearly describing what to expect if clicked.
Comments - Please do not post with comments turned off, delete or screen other peoples' comments, or delete your own comments.
Spelling and Grammar – Please use proper spelling and grammar, and use proper English. Typing "liek thiz!!1" is not encouraged, and may result in a warning. Non-native English speakers are encouraged to do their best! (This is not a warnable/bannable offense unless it's persistent and obnoxious!)
Discussions and Opinion Posts - While we welcome discussions about vegan issues and animal rights, there are some things that will not be tolerated at all, including: accusations, harassment, or attacks against other members for their dietary choices. This is a community where vegetarians of all degrees can come to find like-minded friends; find support, share, and learn; feel free from attacks about our choices; and come with questions without feeling attacked.
Debates - Please keep debates in our sister community, vegetarian. While we appreciate differing opinions and healthy discussions, this community is meant more for discourse than debate. Therefore, if you want to post anything potentially controversial, please keep it to vegetarian!
Omnivores, Pollotarians, and Pescetarians - As we are a veg*n community, we also ask that you do not post recipes that include meat or ask how to cook meat. However, mentioning how to adapt veggie meals (i.e. for mixed veggie/omni households) is permissible and encouraged! Also, eating fish and poultry is not generally considered vegetarian, so please identify yourself correctly. Those who only eat chicken are referred to as pollotarians, and those who only eat fish are pescetarians.
Promos! - Advertisements will be kept to a minimum. If you would like to advertise your veg*n-related community, blog, website, project, store, and so forth in vegetarian, please submit a request to the mod team at their moderation community, vegetarianmods, with the full post you plan to submit. All advertisements must be related to veg*nism, and all that are extensively long or that contain graphics must be put under a cut in order to be approved.
Warnings/Bannings - Breaking any of the rules outlined above will result in a "strike" against you. We have a three-strike rule; each strike will be recorded at our moderation community, vegetarianmods. Your third strike results in banning from the community.
Enjoy! - We hope to be a community that fosters friendships and deliciousness, and we appreciate your contributions! Please feel free to comment, post, and participate as much as possible.
"What does 'veg*n' mean"? This is actually a catch-all term that includes vegetarian and vegan. The asterisk is a wildcard symbol -- computer terminology for a symbol that can stand for one or many characters. In this community, it is used as a shorter way of saying "vegan and/or vegetarian".