Tech4Climate Community Guidelines:
Welcome to the Startup Basecamp Community Forum! This is a space to discuss climate startup problems and solutions. Please be sure to read and follow the rules below–we have specific places for common content and requests:
- Relevant content only
This is a community for discussions based around startups, not traditional businesses. All content must be relevant to startups. You are welcome to ask how to apply startup methodologies to your traditional business if you frame your question in a non-promotional way. We want you to be able to ask any question that helps your startup.
- No direct sales, advertisements, or promotion
No direct sales, advertisements, or promotional posts of any kind. We have designated places that are an exception to this rule and they will always be pinned to the top of the Startup Basecamp forum. You MAY share your startup in the #Random & Offers channels. Self-promotion is anything you have an interest, stake or relationship with. This includes being friends with someone at the company. At the end of the day, Startup Basecamp moderators have the final say if comments are promotional or not.
- Feedback is 1st Place
All feedback requests (including surveys/polls) belong in our Feedback Thread. Be sure to contribute to others in the thread and ask them to return the favor to increase engagement.
- Rules for links in comments/discussion
Sometimes the easiest way to give feedback is to link a resource that might answer someone’s question. If you do this we encourage you to write at least a sentence explaining why the link is relevant to the discussion.
- Give more than you take
We understand that sometimes content your company makes may be the best resource to help, but we ask you to only share when it is genuinely in the best interest for the recipient. We will remove any comments where it is not the most useful answer and ask you to never share it more than once every 3 weeks.
- No unsolicited PM requests
We want to avoid users feeling harassed or overburdened with personal messages. The purpose of making a submission or comment is to engage in a public discussion with the community. Whilst we welcome users engaging privately with one another, we ask that it is only ever done when there is a clear question that needs to be asked and the recipient has benefit in connecting.
- Share your blog to start a discussion, never for self-promotion
Sharing your blog is not a means to self-promote. If you are submitting your own blog content, the full body of the content must be included in the post, properly formatted for this forum. If your blog is over 2000 words you may ask for an exemption.
- Always be kind and supportive
The goal of this community is to encourage people to learn and be inspired to pursue ventures related to startups. If you don’t agree with comments or content shared, we encourage you to give constructive criticism and explain your position with compassion. Be willing to hold a discussion and try to explain your opinion or point of view to the benefit of the entire community. This being said we have zero tolerance for hate speech, bullying, or discrimination.