Process Post – Week 12 – Developing Community Guidelines
When creating a digital space it is crucial to make guidelines to protect my blog and my users. Similar to the importance of real world rules set for the protection of society, it is just as essential to create a set of rules to protect my digital sphere. By setting expectations, I am to provide a safer space in the brutality of the digital world.
Despite this weeks course readings, I was still so lost on where to begin or what it should actually look like so used a Sample Community Guidelines template to help me. In the future, I plan to change these if any unforeseen issues arise but for now I am okay will implementing just the basics.
The goals of this community are to assist users with their personal beauty needs, to create a space for open discussion of beauty trend thoughts, and to promote Taylor’s favourite products.
In order to meet the goals of this community, it’s important for members to feel like they are in a safe place that is populated by people with shared interests. As such, we request that you read and adhere to the guidelines that follow.
- Treat others online as you would treat them in real life
- Be tolerant towards other’s opinions
- Respect privacy and personal information laws
- Communicate with courtesy and respect
Please Do Not:
- make personal attacks on other community members
- use defamatory language and false statements against others
- post prejudice comments or profanity
- bully or make inflammatory remarks to other community members
We will take action when we see someone violating these guidelines. Sometimes that just means giving someone a warning; other time it mean revoking certain privileges or entrance entirely. We request that all community members report behaviour that violates our guidelines.
By joining Taylor Sayson’s blog community and commenting, you are considered to be in agreement with the terms and conditions listed above.
In the future, I am considering turning off the comments as “internet comments, particularly anonymous ones, undermine the integrity of science and lead to a culture of aggression and mockery that hinders substantive discourse” (Konnikova, 2013). This article made me think twice about allowing anonymous comments on my blog as I have seen from other platforms it can be detrimental to peoples images and just negatively impact my mental health as the person behind my blog.
- Konnikova, Maria. 2013. “The Psychology of Online Comments”. http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-psychology-of-online-comments
- Sample Community Guidelines – 360 Alumni