1. Debate and Discussion Are Encouraged
Personal attacks, persistent trolling, and bullying are not. Anyone found to be engaging in these sorts of behaviors will be removed from our online spaces. Be kind.
2. Be Respectful of Opposing Opinions
We ask our members to find ways of sharing their views that do not feel alienating or toxic to others. Not everyone has a thick skin, so please consider the impact your posts and comments can have on others.
3. Keep Conversation Friendly and Do Not Generalize
We reserve the right to redirect conversations or remove the ability to comment on posts that become a series of comments based on personal opinions or generalizations.
4. Keep Conversation Respectful To All
We will not tolerate racism, sexism, or other forms of hate speech, or contributions that could be interpreted as such.
5. Be Aware That You May Be Misunderstood
Try to be clear about what you are saying and expect that people may understand your contribution differently than you intended. Remember that text isn’t always a great medium for conversation.
6. Respect Everyone's Privacy
Respect everyone’s privacy. Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private.
7Be Respectful Towards the CommunityWe will remove any content that may put us in legal jeopardy: such as potentially libelous or defamatory postings, or material posted in potential breach of copyright.
8. Keep It Relevant
We know that some conversations can be wide-ranging, but if you post something which is unrelated to the original topic (“off-topic”) then it may be removed, in order to keep the thread on track.
9. No Promotions or Spam
This is a group of your peers, not your leads. We take a very strong stance against promotion, lead generation, and soliciting. Please do not offer advice or services unless a member is specifically asking.
10. Help Us To Moderate Discussions
We want every Design Your Thrive space to be a welcome area for intelligent discussion and support, and we encourage members to help us achieve this by notifying us of potential problems.