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Tech and Coffee Community Rules

Posts

Spam

There are a few definitions of what spam is. In our community we identify spam by the following criteria.

  • A post that is simply a link with no accompanying text to explain the contents found at the link.

  • The same post is made to more than two communities. If we are unable to identify how many posts have been made because the poster's profile is private the we will err toward spam.

  • A post that links to the poster's personal blog or article. If we feel that the link is posted to generated hits, views, or income for the poster than it will likely be considered spam.

  • Referral marketing posts promoting commercial products or services.
  • bit.ly links.
Additionally, do not post repeatedly in a short period of time. If you want to share many images, put them in an album and share the album. If you are excited about a topic, put additional links in the original post about the topic.

We give more leeway to people who are contributing members of the community.

If we decide that your post is spam, you will get no warning and your post will be deleted.  Depending on severity, you may be banned from the community as well.

Categorizing

Posts should be placed in the appropriate category. If an appropriate category does not exist, place your post in the closest matching category and suggest a new category either in the post or by using the email provided below.

Posts that are miscategorized will receive a friendly warning requesting that the post be deleted and reposted to the appropriate category. You have 48 hours to comply or your post will be deleted.

Profanity and Sexually Explicit Posts

See the Code of Conduct. Depending on severity, you will be warned or banned.

Promoting Communities

We welcome people to promote their community. You must place the post under the "Communities" category and include a write up. The write up should tell the reader what the community is about.  Posts not matching this criteria will be deleted without warning.

Communities must be on topic, meaning related to Technology.

Language

Posts should be written mostly in English. While many people speak more than one language, we need to standardize on a language to be able to adequately moderate the community.

Code of Conduct

It is everyone's responsibility to make Tech and Coffee a place where people want to contribute. We want to make Tech and Coffee awesome, and you should too. We can't make it awesome without your help.

While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate rudeness, offensive profanity, insulting language, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory language. This includes offensive remarks regarding religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, racial, sexist, or ethnic slurs, and inappropriate references to explicit acts.

We do not allow posts or links to sites that are sexual in nature or that violate our community standards.

These are guidelines only and cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure Tech and Coffee is not disrupted or abused in any way. We reserve the right to ban anyone who willfully violates the principles, as access to our community is a privilege and not a right.

There are additional rules for the hangout. Please read at our permanent hangout page - techandcoffee.info. It is important that you know that you should not make the hangout public as you will be blocked from the hangout.


Questions/Concerns: rules (at) techandcoffee.info


Updated - March 16 2017 - yr