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What can you do to help EC's community?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Chiroptera, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. Chiroptera

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    Hey everyone,

    As you know, Empty Closets is a growing support community. Everyday, more and more new people come to our community, and, as always, we need to keep it safe, fun and respectful, so everyone can enjoy and use the forum without any problems.

    However, it is worth reminding that "we" doesn't mean "staff". It means everyone, including you.

    As staff, we have more tools to keep everything in order. However, we are all volunteers, and we have our limits. Furthermore, a safe community is not made only of "users", simply using the forum, and "staff", punishing people who violate the rules. We need to work together to maintain the order here, and everyone may contribute to that.

    Here's what you can do:


    *Read the Code of Conduct from time to time. Even if you are an "EC veteran", it is worth to keep the Code fresh in mind!

    *Treat everyone with respect. Remember that there's a human on the other side of the screen. Even when you deeply disagree with someone, be thoughtful and empathic while answering a thread.

    *Use the report button. Unfortunately, staff can't be everywhere all the time. Even if we eventually notice problematic posts/discussions, the process is a lot faster when you report it. Don't worry: Only staff can see who reported what (and we will not discuss it in public or with the reported person). Also, when you are unsure if something is a violation of the Code or not, it is best to report it so we may take a look and see what's going on!

    *If you have questions about a certain rule, ask before posting! Ask The Staff is the forum for anything you might need from the staff. If you want to post something and you are in doubt about it being allowed or not, even after reading the Code of Conduct, don't hesitate to ask us about it!

    *Be careful when answering threads about medical issues. Almost always, the advice must accompany a recommendation to see a health professional, as it is not possible to give precise diagnosis over the internet. Be especially careful when answering delicate issues, and remember: If you don't have knowledge about the subject, or if you don't feel comfortable answering, it's ok to leave the thread to someone else!

    *If you are able to, considering donating to Empty Closets! You can do that and read more about donations here

    Empty Closets is a community. Regardless if you are a Regular User, a Full Member or a Staff Member, everyone can help to keep the house clean, safe and fun for everyone. All assistance is appreciated!

    Thanks!
     
    #1 Chiroptera, Dec 18, 2017
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  2. happydavid

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    I've never thought of myself helpful to anyone but I try to be friendly to everyone
     
  3. Chiroptera

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    Paying attention to the tips in this thread and being friendly are already a huge help to the community! :slight_smile:
     
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    I think the best way to be helpful outside of financial support is to be a good ear for someone who needs to talk with someone.