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The Conversationalist

House Rules

The Conversationalist believes that by breaking your echo chamber, we can unify the world. We’ve embraced our own definition of what it means to unify, which is to coexist with people and perspectives outside of your echo chamber, by having conversations that enhance understanding, listening, learning, and empathy. 

By choosing to follow The Conversationalist, you are a guest in our house. Our house is one that we’ve built intentionally to help us bring the world back together. If we ask you to take your shoes off when you enter our door, you play by our rules, even if Instagram and TikTok allow you to keep your shoes on in their homes. If you leave your shoes on and track mud throughout our living room, where we’re trying to foster conversations and a space that bridges the divide, we will ask you to leave. 

We’re not here to censor you and we will do our best to help you understand what it means to be a true Conversationalist, because we do not believe in cancel culture. However, we reserve the right to remove anyone or any comment that starts to chip away at our foundation with *hate speech, advocacy for violence, personal attacks, or blatant disrespect for our mission and community. 

Our choice to safeguard our home with mutual respect for people of all identities allows for civil discourse, because we’ve seen it work and is backed by research. We dispel any notion that The Conversationalist has a political agenda, as we are and will always remain nonpartisan. Our POV is that identity diversity and viewpoint diversity are our greatest strengths, which is not a political agenda, but rather a necessary foundation and a reality we need to embrace in order to unify.  

We want you to be here. We want to throw the best Gen Z house party this world has ever seen with people from all walks of life and levels of understanding. At the same time, we know that our house isn’t for everyone, and we do not expect it to be. Breaking your echo chamber is hard. You may not be ready to engage, and that is okay. We hope that no matter where you choose to take off your shoes, you continue to open your mind and have difficult conversations if and when you’re ready. We appreciate you respecting our house rules as we continue to build a more unified world, one conversation at a time. 

The Conversationalist is a small team and cannot review every comment and conversation, so we’re looking to you fellow house guests, to help us be the bouncers. If you are experiencing issues with another commenter and want us to review, please send us a note and any relevant screenshots so we can review them and be sure they pass the vibe check.  

*Our definition of hate speech is anything that explicitly states or advocates for the physical harm or elimination of another human being or group of people. Our definition also extends to expressing a blatant dislike for an entire identity group, including ability, age, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, race, religion, socio-economic status, political ideology, and region of origin.  Your definition may be different from ours, and if you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are always open to learning and growing.