Site Rules

In order to ensure that all our users feel safe and respected while participating, we have a few site rules that all users must agree to when joining the site. These are spelled out in more detail in our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, but to keep things simple, here are the basic things we expect from our users:

  • No personal attacks. You don’t have to like everyone that’s a part of the program or agree with everyone’s thoughts or opinions, but that’s never an excuse to verbally attack someone or denigrate them. We’re all here to learn from one another, so respect each other.
  • No slurs or offensive statements of any kind. Again, we want the site to be a safe place where everyone can feel respected. Avoid using any words that might offend someone else.
  • No inappropriate images, links, or content. Any content that you post to the site should be “safe for work/school,” should not be offensive to anyone, and should not violate any of the other two rules.

Site managers and moderators have the right to enforce these guidelines, and to delete or modify any posts that violate them. If a user violates these policies or the site Terms and Conditions, their account may be banned at any time.

Other Recommendations

  1. Keep an open mind. If you don’t understand something, ask questions! Be willing to learn! And if you’re engaging in a debate, acknowledge that everyone is going to be wrong sometimes – even you. We’re all here to learn from one another.
  2. In the Forum, stay on topic. The Forum is a great place to chat with all the other members of this community, but if we’re not careful, it can also easily get messy and difficult to find the information or discussion you’re looking for. If a particular thread gets long and changes topics mid-stream, please move the discussion over to the appropriate section in the Forum.
  3. Use good spelling and punctuation. This seems like a trivial thing, but it’s important! There are going to be a number of people using the site, and we’re all coming from very different backgrounds. It may be difficult for people using screen readers to understand abbreviations or texting shorthand, and some of our mentors may not understand all the common abbreviations used these days. We’re also here to learn professional skills, so let’s practice good professionalism in our on-site communication.