I’m new here hence i want to know if there is any rules that needed to be followed in this community. Is there any consequences for breaking the rules?
You can find them at: https://experts.feverbee.com/tos
If you break the rules you’ll be contacted with a warning. In an extreme case you may be banned but in the many years that I managed this place, I don’t think I ever banned anyone.
Temporary suspensions are more likely than an outright ban.
Moderators can temporarily suspend:
- anyone posting in a heated topic
- a user
I think its super fascinating that some members would ask about the rules first.
It’s like a hidden barrier of attempting to join a new group. What are the expectations? The rules? And more importantly, the unspoken rules?
I also wonder how many users were turned off from speaking because they didn’t know the rules. And I wonder how many of the existing & participating users actually bothered to investigate or find the rules (Ill admit that I never, because most community rules - especially ones in professional CoP - are so generic that they overlap with normal societal decorum.)
It is worth checking:
- Across cultures
- If you’ve been banned before
It’s very easy to breach rules based on cultural sensitivities and differences.
I have a lot of compassion for people whose first language is not English. My first language is English so you would think it is easy to be in a UK forum. But it is not. There are all sorts of subtle differences that have developed since my ancestors left the UK 150+ years ago.
Also, several times in forums I have broken rules over matters of interpretation such as what information or comments would be considered private or personal.