Community Guidelines

Communities for Future Knowledge Base 

Community Guidelines

The Communities for Future Knowledge Base online platform* invites the recording, sharing and co-creation of knowledge on community-led action by and on behalf of users from many different walks of life. We have created this platform, which includes both private and public spaces, using open source technology to support curation of a knowledge commons in a spirit of cooperation, sharing and solidarity.

In order to meet the goals of this community, it is important for members to feel sure that they are in a safe place, in the company of people with shared interests. These Community Guidelines exist to help you understand both how to act within the community and what to expect from others in this space. We request that you read and adhere to the guidelines that follow.

Use your real identity

As a professional network we require our members to use their real names, photos and other information, including qualifications, affiliations, work experience etc.

Be respectful

We would like to ensure that discussions are constructive and that everyone can freely express their professional and personal opinions with respect and tolerance. We aim to keep all content, comments, questions and answers professional and focused. Please be tolerant of others’ viewpoints and communicate with courtesy. Respect other members’ privacy and personal information. If you disagree with others’ opinions, stay respectful. 

Harassment, defamatory and derogatory comments, explicit comments and content, and hate speech will not be tolerated. This includes personal attacks and attacks on other people based on their:

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Nationality
  • Political or religious affiliation
  • Sexual orientation
  • Sex, gender or gender identity
  • Age
  • Disease or disability

Guidelines in a nutshell

  • Treat others online as you would treat them in in-person interactions
  • Be tolerant of others viewpoints; if you wish to disagree when opinions do not align, do so respectfully
  • Respect the privacy and personal information of other community members
  • Communicate with courtesy and respect

Please do not:

  • Make personal attacks on other community members
  • Use defamatory language or make false statements against others
  • Post prejudiced comments or profanities
  • Bully, insult, intimidate, harass other community members
  • Make inflammatory remarks to or about other community members

Consequences of non-compliance with Community Guidelines

We will take action when we see someone violating these guidelines. Sometimes that just means giving someone a warning; other times it means revoking certain privileges or accounts entirely.

In our Terms and Conditions, members’ responsibilities are explained in more detail.

Report inappropriate content

If you see something on Communities for Future Knowledge Base online platform that is offensive, abusive or otherwise inappropriate. please report it to us at info@cffdb.org. We will review reported content, remove it if necessary, and take further action if needed. 

Agreement

By logging onto the Communities for Future Knowledge Base online platform and activating your profile, you indicate your agreement with and commitment to uphold these guidelines.

 

*By Communities for Future Knowledge Base online platform we mean the website located on the domain https://collaborate.communitiesforfuture.org/ that also includes all other online platforms linked to this website and online community (social media, online networking channels etc.)

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