Code of Conduct
As a user of this website, we would love if you could read through our code of conduct! We want every single person to have a good experience on WP FeedBack, these rules are to ensure that happens.
We used the WordPress official Code of Conduct to help us write our own
Please Use English Only
As the majority of our users will be using the English language, we’d like it to be uniformed across the entire website. As we get more members, this may change in future.
External Links and Affiliates
External links can be posted, as long as the content is relevant to the group and brings some value to its members and Affiliate links are allowed but within reason.
Asking For Help Or Support
If you legitimately bought a software/service, ask the Authors/Developers to give you (paid) Support. Don’t expect this website’s groups for (free) support on that paid/freemium software/service.
Keep Conversations Civil Always
There will be zero tolerance for any form of bullying anybody whatsoever: we understand that people disagree on occasion, but we won’t tolerate members disrespecting each other.
No Auto-Posting or Overposting
We encourage individuals to share content relevant to your groups, but please be judicious in doing so. We don’t like exaggerations with extensive/frequent postings.
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1. Please Use English Only
As the majority of our users will be using the English language, we’d like it to be uniformed across the entire website. If you would like to start a group that is a different language and you already have people you’d like to invite, please contact us.
2. Play Nice – Keep Conversations Civil Always
- Members are encouraged to express their opinions openly and honestly without fear of rejection, but without generalizing (e.g. “usage of ultimate word in the posts’ topics is lazy, incorrect and very presumptuous, its an obvious cheap tactic to bait in leads”) or using “heavy” and insulting words.
- There will be zero tolerance for any form of bullying anybody whatsoever: we understand that people disagree on occasion, but we won’t tolerate members disrespecting each other. No personal attacks, no “lmgtfy” responses, no irony/sarcasm. If you don’t like something, ignore it! Avoid peacocking and keep your ego in check. No antagonists or “haters” are allowed. Avoid making negative comments about someone’s grammatical or spelling errors. It is frowned upon and may subject you to being temporarily muted or banned without warning.
- If a disagreement arises, members should use links to reference their point of view instead of simply arguing an opinion of disagreement. No cursing/bad words in the group for any reason. Members that are suffering rude & bullying behaviour/comments/attacks/insults from other members MUST report such rude comments to Groups’ admins for the final ruling without answering in the same (rude) way to those members/in the discussion, if they want to avoid punishment for their rude answers as well.
- No bashing of any tools in order to show/prove that some other tool(s) are better/faster/more efficient etc. than the one you are bashing. E.g. “That tool is garbage, my tool is the best – use my tool.” Instead write argumentative sentence, for example “I wouldn’t recommend that tool according to my personal experiences but I would recommend the following tool as I had excellent results with it in the following areas…”.
- Skip heavy words/qualifications/generalizing of other tools such as “garbage, junk, overrated, bloated, sometimes works, etc.” as those are personal opinions/experiences and concentrate on positive aspects of the recommended alternative tool and why do you think it’s the best choice.
- Otherwise, those negativities/bashing provoke contra-bashing, quarrels, more negativity and “flames of war”.
- Freedom of the speech – yes, but NOT in the form of bashing other tools just “because”.
- No quarrels about legal stuff about plugins’ code ownership – take those legal disagreements somewhere else: in private, at Court, etc, BUT don’t try to settle dispute in the Group’s public discussion – this Community is not a place for that.
- Put as many thoughts or comments as possible in 1 reply, NOT 1 idea per line in sequential order, one after other (hint: use SHIFT+ENTER).
- Also, you mustn’t block admins if you want to be part of the Group.
3. External Links and Affiliates
- External links can be posted, as long as the content is relevant to the group and brings some value to its members.
- Affiliate links are allowed but within reason. If a group admin or a member wants to promote their affiliate link, they must be completely open about it and have a disclaimer in their post on the group that it is an affiliate link.
- There should be no affiliate links that are not relevant to the group they’re being posted in and you must outline the following:
- Why are you posting this product in the particular group?
- What kind of benefit will it bring if people buy it?
- Your personal experience using the product and how it benefits you.
- Cross posting is prohibited entirely (same post on multiple groups). If you post in a group (and it’s relevant to that group), even if it is relevant in another, you cannot post it anywhere else.
- Spam is unallowed entirely, and this is left up to the discretion of the group admin. If you feel a user is spamming:
- Private message them and make them aware that you think they’re spamming.
- If they continue to do so, remove them from the group.
- If you see they continue to spam in other groups, flag their account for a ban.
- The following behaviors are expected and requested of all community members (including group admins):
- Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you contribute to the health and longevity of this community.
- Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
- Attempt collaboration before conflict.
- Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
- Group members questions should always be directly related to the group they are posting in. You will be given a simple warning if an admin notices you doing the opposite. Continuing to do so will result in you being removed from that group or the website altogether.
- We do not permit any promotion or condone illegal/cracked/hacked/nulled/pirated (or variations of) software or debating about pirated stuff possible“benefits”.
- We strongly encourage you to legally purchase software or donate to the developers.
4. No Auto-Posting or Overposting
- We like “Live activity” from living people.
- We encourage individuals to share content relevant to your groups, but please be judicious in doing so. We don’t like exaggerations with extensive/frequent postings. Be aware that posting more than 3 discussions on the same day needs to be justified to the group admins or it will be considered spam.
- Don’t bump to top very old posts (several weeks old) by commenting. This is usual practice of the spammers who want to promote some tools, their own or from others.
- Don’t over-reports posts. Rules are there, must be followed, but they can’t be “blindly followed”, especially for the border cases. If over-reporting, you are causing additional admin (filtering) activities which could slow down the whole admining process and become counter-productive for the admin process. If you are not sure if some posts broke rules or not, leave them to admins for judging.
5. Asking For Help Or Support
- Don’t ask for support for paid software/services
- If you legitimately bought a software/service, ask the Authors/Developers to give you (paid) Support. Don’t expect this website’s groups for (free) support on that paid/freemium software/service.
- We can’t play “policemen” to investigate who legitimately purchased the software.
- If you have some pre-sale questions for paid software – please ask plugin’s author directly.
- Don’t ask professionals in the group to do extensive free or “voluntary” work on your site
- If you don’t have the experience or knowledge or time to do it yourself, expect to pay for services for your project as professional expertise and time are not cheap.
- Our website is NOT a replacement for Professional/Paid Support when one is necessary. Please, hire Professional/Paid Support if needed or you have urgency (no Self-promotions, please).
- No “tagging” admins/moderators or other members in your post questions for (quick) answers, unless that is really needed/urgent for the Group itself (not for individuals, ONLY for Group’s benefit).
- Be precise with questions about your site, don’t ask general questions as these are treated as self-promotions.
- Somebody asks vague question how people like their site just to promote that site and therefore only specific questions on particular site are allowed – to prevent some people abusing general site review question.
Possible Consequences If You Don’t Follow Our code Of Conduct
- Please be advised that depending on the severity & frequency of your following actions, in cases if you:
- don’t follow our code of conduct
- break rules regardless if you do it unintentionally (e.g. you didn’t read the rules) or intentionally (you did it several times)
At the discretion of our group admins are the following possible actions (without obligatory sending warnings to members before or after taking following actions), with the clear pointer our rule(s) were broken:
- your post/comment can be deleted, or/and
- you can be “muted” for some time, or/and
- you can be removed from the Group(s), or/and
- you can be banned from that group, or/and
- you can be banned from the entire website
If you are punished/banned from a Group/the website but you have strong arguments that you didn’t break the rules and you want to rejoin – you can contact us at [email protected] directly with your information/arguments.