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    Request for comment: Community Guidelines Draft

    While we haven't had any major problems in the many years the ProBrewer discussion board has been around, it's probably a good idea to get some official community guidelines posted. Here's a first draft, if you have a comment, please let me know.

    ProBrewer Community Guidelines

    The ProBrewer community is restricted to members from the beverage industry and affiliated companies.

    Always strive to add value to every interaction and discussion you participate in

    There are a lot of discussions that happen every day on ProBrewer. Before joining in a discussion, browse through some of the most recent and active discussions happening in the community, especially if youíre new there.

    If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

    Don't Over Share

    It's great to be outgoing, but don't share too much or post too many items at once here. There is a line that can be crossed when posting too much and we all know it when we see it.

    Keep it tidy

    Help make moderatorsí lives easier by taking a moment to ensure that what youíre about to post is in the right place. That means:

    - donít post off-topic comments or discussions: check the front page to find the appropriate channel for your topic
    - donít cross-post the same thing multiple times
    - check if another active discussion on your topic has already been posted

    If you see something, say something

    Moderators are at the forefront of combatting spam, mediating disputes, and enforcing community guidelines and, so are you.

    If you see an issue, contact the moderators if possible or flag any posts for review. If you believe someone has violated the Community Guidelines, report it to us by flagging the user's profile or post.

    Donít Copy and Paste

    If you didnít write it, or havenít properly cited the article youíre quoting, donít post it.

    Keep it civil

    We may get into the thick of a heated discussion here and there and thatís okay. These discussions often entail topics that we all personally care a lot about and will passionately defend. But in order for discussions to thrive here, we need to remember to criticize ideas, not people.

    So, remember to avoid:

    - name-calling
    - ad hominem attacks
    - Responding to a postís tone instead of its actual content.
    - knee-jerk contradiction
    - Comments that we find to be hateful, inflammatory, or harassing will be removed. If you donít have something nice to say about another user, don't say it. Treat others the way youíd like to be treated.

    Violation of any of these rules will result in post removal and may result in a permanent ban.

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    Quite often people ask for ideas on how to overcome a problem. Suggestions are made, but inevitably cannot always be a "this worked for me under the same circumstances" type of response. It would be good to hear from those making the request to leave some sort of response on how the suggestions work - we as a community will never learn otherwise. It may simply be a confirmation that what worked for one respondee, also worked for the questioner.


    So a response from the original questioner would invariably be appreciated.

    Does this comment make any sense?
    dick

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