Make this your place

Rules aside, there are a few things that we hope you’ll do around this place. They are:

  • Don’t be afraid to ask ‘stupid questions’. Someone else will learn from every stupid question that you ask.
  • Be positive and constructive.
  • Share your challenges and wins.
  • Share your mistakes and subsequent learning.
  • Share your plans, strategies and goals.
  • Tell us about events that you’re planning on attending.
  • Offer your feedback on what happens here. This community belongs to all of us.

The 3 Golden Rules

This community differs a little from most in that you – the members – are community professionals who know the drill. For that reason, a long list of what you can and can’t do probably isn’t necessary.

So to keep things brief, there are three guildelines to note:

  1. No spam
  2. No pornography
  3. No personal attacks

Your Participation Counts

We’re all about reciprocity. We’ll help you with your plans and goals, and we’ll celebrate your wins. In return we ask that you help influence the future of this community by choosing to start (and engage in) discussions that make this forum an interesting place to be.

Discourse provides tools that empower you to collectively identify the type of content that you want to see. Please use those tools. Here are some examples of ways that you can do that:

If You See a Problem, Flag It

Flags on Discourse behave a little differently from flags on more traditional platforms. If a post is flagged as inappropriate by more than one person (of TL1 or above), the post is automatically hidden and:

  • the post author sees

Your post was flagged by the community. Please see your private messages.

  • the community sees

This post was flagged by the community and is temporarily hidden. View hidden content.
staff sees the actual post, as posted, in a dimmed state to indicate it has been hidden for others.

A friendly private message is sent to the author of the post, describing what happened, and letting them know that a considered edit of any kind is enough to un-hide the post.

Use the Like button

Fairly self-explanatory… Discourse provides an ‘anti-fluff’ mechanism in the form of a Like button.

Reply as a Linked Post

Rather than taking an existing topic in a radically different direction, use Reply as a Linked Topic (to the right of the post body).

Terms of Service

Yes, legalese is boring, but we must protect ourselves – and by extension, you and your data – against unfriendly folks. We have a Terms of Service describing your (and our) behavior and rights related to content, privacy, and laws. To use this service, you must agree to abide by our TOS.