Why these guidelines?
After a fair period of letting our community self-manage, we looked at the community interactions and we also looked at community complaints. We realized that self-management is not effective and is causing more harm than good.
So here we are, finally with some guidelines & rules that need to be followed to be an os.me community member.
What are the rules?
- Be kind. Any kind of unkindness is frowned upon. There is a kind and polite way to say whatever you wish to.
- Be truthful. If we see or suspect anything untruthful, these would be acted upon.
- Respect privacy of others. Revealing personal conversations, because of any reason is not acceptable. If you wish to share an experience or an idea, do so without using “that other” in your posts. Be creative, there are multiple ways to get your message across.
- No personal contact information on your posts. The community is meant for benefitting current and future members with their spiritual growth. Any discussions that cannot be done in public are not a good fit for os.me.
- Absolutely no referrals, soliciting or crowdfunding – no exceptions. Please do not post referrals or solicitations, or link to content for the same. This applies to all content equally; whether or not you’re in a dire need or you represent an organization.
- Finally, be relevant. We are a spiritual community and it’s important that spiritual relevance is not lost. If you are posting something, take a pause and ask yourself if this is relevant to someone interested in spiritual growth. Practically everything in life can be seen through a spiritual lens including simply grass growing – so be creative and show the spiritual facets of your post.
What about the things that you did not cover?
These rules are at best imperfect because if they were perfect, this would be a book and nobody would read. This is not an exhaustive list, please use your own judgement. If your judgement does not match ours, you risk discipline. So err on the side of caution. Please do ask a question if you are not sure about something.
Love and compassion is at the foundation of our community. These rules would be enforced with the same love and compassion, however “Do first, apologize later” would not be permitted. Any problems, even in ignorance, will count and will play a role in future decisions. Here is how these rules would be enforced:
- Asking you lovingly.
- Removing the content.
- Temporary or permanent suspension of your account.
- Public ban.