03-06-2019 10:45 AM - last edited on 03-06-2019 10:47 AM by JocelynH
Hey everyone! We’ve had a few questions about our policies around self-promotion and sharing outside links on our new platform, so we spoke with our Community Champions to learn more about the needs and concerns around link sharing.
After some thoughtful conversations, we landed on one main rule: instructors should not sell to other instructors in the community. This community is about sharing knowledge and experiences to make more and better courses, not making money off of fellow instructors.
To enforce this rule and make it easier to understand, we’ve put together the following guidelines:
This community is all about connecting with fellow instructors and learning from one another’s experiences. One of the most effective ways to learn is by getting feedback from other instructors, so we want to create a space where instructors can get constructive feedback from their peers to improve their courses.
That said, we know the line between asking for feedback (and sharing helpful resources) and self-promotion can be hard to distinguish, so we’re relying on our community values and the community itself to keep an eye on that gray area. If you see a post that feels like self-promotion, please flag it for our moderation team. You can also let the person know directly that you feel like this post isn’t following our guidelines. When doing this, be sure to assume good intent! They may not realize that they sound like an advertisement.
Finally, we want to note that this policy may change as our community grows. We will adapt our policy to best fit our community as the need arises.
Thank you again to our Community Champions for helping us update our self-promotion policy! If you’d like to be a part of these types of conversations in the future, keep an eye out for how you can join our next cohort of Champions!
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