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Helmuts

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Good morning,

We are working on a new Code of Conduct outlining our expectations for respectful communication and behavior on the DNForum.

The aim here is to guard: Polite, Pleasant and Professional forum.

Please have a look on the draft below and comment if you have suggestions for improvement?

Is there anything missing?

DNForum is and will be an inclusive community for all domain investors, and free from toxic individuals and communications.

Helmuts

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Code of Conduct for DNForum.

We are an online community for domain investors and IT sector entrepreneurs and professionals. To ensure a respectful and productive environment for all members, we've established this Code of Conduct.

Our Core Values:
  • Respect: We value diversity of thought and background, and expect all members to treat each other with courtesy and professionalism.
  • Open Communication: We encourage open and honest discussion on domain investing topics.
  • Constructive Criticism: We welcome constructive criticism and diverse perspectives to foster a dynamic learning environment.

Unacceptable Behavior:
The following behaviors will not be tolerated:
  • Discrimination: This includes any language or behavior that is racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, or otherwise discriminatory.
  • Harassment: This includes personal attacks, insults, threats, bullying, or any other behavior that creates a hostile environment.
  • Hate Speech: Language that attacks a person or group on the basis of attributes like race, religion, ethnic origin, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity is strictly prohibited.
  • Off-Topic Content: Discussions should be relevant to domain investing and related business topics.
  • Spam and Misinformation: Posting irrelevant content, spam, or knowingly spreading misinformation is not permitted.
  • Respectful Discourse Expected: We expect respectful discourse on all matters related to domain name registration, even when discussing policies or actions of ICANN, IANA, ccTLD registries (like Nominet, Afnic, DenIC, etc.), or registrars of any size (including GoDaddy, Tucows, Epic, etc.). Personal attacks on any members or officials of these organizations will not be tolerated.

Consequences of Violation:

We reserve the right to take appropriate action in response to violations of this Code of Conduct without a warning and explanation, including:
  • Warnings: Users will be notified if their behavior violates the Code.
  • Temporary Bans: Repeat offenders or those engaging in serious misconduct may face temporary bans from the forum.
  • Permanent Bans: Users who repeatedly violate the Code or engage in egregious behavior may be permanently banned.

Moderation:

Our administrators and moderators are responsible for enforcing this Code of Conduct.

Freedom of Speech:

We believe in open discussion, but this doesn't extend to hateful or discriminatory language. We differentiate between expressing an unpopular opinion and using offensive language. Our focus is on the impact of someone's words and their potential to create a hostile environment. We reserve the right to moderate content that violates these guidelines.

Reporting Violations:

If you witness any violation of this Code of Conduct, please report it to a moderator..

Dispute Resolution:

If you believe a moderator's decision is unfair, you can appeal it by contacting [email protected].

Updates:

We reserve the right to update this Code of Conduct from time to time. Please revisit this page periodically to stay informed.

Thank you for using DNForum community in your business activities! By adhering to this Code of Conduct, we can create a valuable resource for all domain investors and entrepreneurs.
 
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I posted something similar to this one in 2010 - We can combine them.
How about TM violations?

 
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It seems 1 more important part is to be included to clarify that the expectations for respectful behavior extends beyond the online forums we run (DNForum.com, AcornDomains.co.uk and others..) and apply to your physical events as well.

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Code of Conduct Applies to Events:

This Code of Conduct applies to all online interactions on our forums (dnforum.com & acorndomains.co.uk) as well as all networking events we organize or co-organize. We expect all attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers to uphold the principles of respectful discourse and professional conduct outlined in this document.
 

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I posted something similar to this one in 2010 - We can combine them.
How about TM violations?


Good morning John,

Thank you. I have to say that the previously created rules look rock-solid on the first look.

The Code of Conduct will be a seperate document defyning the general feel of DNF: polite, pleasant and professional.

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About the Rules > we (me, couple Legal friends of mine and Google's Gemini) will go through them and will be revising as well > this will be a huge task as potentially involves creating sub-rules for every of the sub-forums.

:) I really like the existing Rules!! Thank you.

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what are your thoughts on the Code of Conduct? Thank you!
 

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About the Rules
Hi

you need limit on number of threads a member can create in a single day and limit on how many active sales threads a member can have open.

also, by allowing comments in sales threads, it can result in shill appraisals, talk of value, etc.
unless a member is interested in buying, or there is legit problem with the listing, then no comments allowed.

don't need "influencers" influencing in sales section or lots of back-and-forth conversations that keeps bumping that thread to top of que, over others in same section.
all that dribble can be done via PM.

Thanks
 

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you need limit on number of threads a member can create in a single day and limit on how many active sales threads a member can have open.
Thank you. Spot on. Added it at https://feedback.dnforum.com/t/wish-list (Wish List) > this should help to remember this, when we het here.

also, by allowing comments in sales threads, it can result in shill appraisals, talk of value, etc.
unless a member is interested in buying, or there is legit problem with the listing, then no comments allowed.
Yes, in 95% cases.. Though sometimes a post can trigger a conversation > and in this case everyone benetits: the OP (natural 'bump') and the DNForum as another seo-wise weak thread grows with meet and muscle.

Me myself, I also like sometimes jumping in a thread with a little off-topic thought that is directly triggered by the original post.

as you say: IMO :) .. nice one ;)
 

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Hi

a new member created 14 sales threads yesterday which i merged into single thread and then another member posted comment about "climate" in the merged thread and about opinion on value, with no intent to purchase.

the focus may be on getting more visitors,
but is anybody else noticing what they do, when they get here?

imo...
 

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Thank you Don,

The focus is providing a platform where people do both: talk and do business.

You bring up a valid point: some people don't like people randomly asking questions if they have no intent to buy.

... I suspect the conversations about climate domains is more about being able to talk not really selling them here
 

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