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What to think about when creating rules for your community

Alex Angel

How many times have you found yourself in a position where a member of your community has done something you don't like, but you don't have specific rules to reference to curb that bad behavior? Or perhaps a group of users go wildly off the rails and you're without the proper code of conduct to ensure they don't do so again (not that I have any experience with that…)?

Having the right rules in place at the right time is critical for the health and safety of your community, and oftentimes it's a tricky thing to get right the first go-round...

How many times have you found yourself in a position where a member of your community has done something you don't like, but you don't have specific rules to reference to curb that bad behavior? Or perhaps a group of users go wildly off the rails and you're without the proper code of conduct to ensure they don't do so again (not that I have any experience with that…)?

Having the right rules in place at the right time is critical for the health and safety of your community, and oftentimes it's a tricky thing to get right the first go-round...

How many times have you found yourself in a position where a member of your community has done something you don't like, but you don't have specific rules to reference to curb that bad behavior? Or perhaps a group of users go wildly off the rails and you're without the proper code of conduct to ensure they don't do so again (not that I have any experience with that…)?

Having the right rules in place at the right time is critical for the health and safety of your community, and oftentimes it's a tricky thing to get right the first go-round...