Forum Guidelines

Discussion in 'Official Announcements' started by Andrewsimonthomas, Jun 14, 2016.

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  1. Andrewsimonthomas
    Andrewsimonthomas Shapeways Employee Community Team
    The forums here are specifically to discuss Shapeways, 3D printing and design and related topics. Any topics not related to those topics are subject to deletion.

    Don't post in all capital letters, use a misleading title, excessive punctuation, non-standard symbols, etc.

    While everyone wants their posts read, we ask you to refrain from using these types of tactics in order to bring more people to your thread. Let your post stand on its own merit. Threads violating this guideline are subject to deletion.

    The Shapeways community is inclusive of everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, creed, ethnic etc. This is a community made up of users from around the world, and many people may have different views on what constitutes acceptable language.


    Racial / Ethnic/ Hateful
    This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
    Promote racial/ethnic hatred
    Are recognized as a racial/ethnic slur
    Allude to a symbol of racial/ethnic hatred

    If a user is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:
    Be temporarily banned
    Be given a final warning, after which any further Code of Conduct violations may result in a permanent ban


    Extreme Sexuality / Violence
    This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
    Refer to extreme and/or violent sexual acts
    Refer to extremely violent real life actions
    Pornography

    If a user is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:
    Be permanently banned


    Real-Life Threats
    This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
    Threaten violence in any capacity towards humans or animals

    If a user is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:
    Temporary or permanently banned depending on severity


    Distribution of Real-Life Personal Information
    This category includes:
    Releasing any real-life information about other users or Shapeways employees without their permission

    If a user is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

    Be permanently banned


    Sexual Orientation
    This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
    Insultingly refer to any aspect of sexual orientation pertaining to themselves or other users

    If a user is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:
    Be temporarily banned
    Be given a final warning, after which any further Code of Conduct violations may result in a permanent ban


    Impersonating a Shapeways Employee
    This category includes:
    Passing yourself off as a Shapeways employee to post false information

    If a user is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:
    Be given a final warning, after which any further Code of Conduct violations may result in a permanent ban


    Obscene / Vulgar
    This category includes both clear and masked language in posts, signatures, and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
    Are an inappropriate reference to human anatomy or bodily functions
    Are pornographic in nature

    If a user is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:
    Be given a temporary ban , depending upon severity


    Inappropriate Language
    This category includes language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
    Are a mildly inappropriate reference to human anatomy or bodily functions
    Curses and swears
    Are otherwise considered objectionable
    Censoring a few letters in a word still constitutes inappropriate language

    If a user is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:
    Be given a temporary ban, depending upon severity


    Harassing or Defamatory
    This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
    Insults or personal attacks
    Result in ongoing harassment to other users, Shapeways employees, or groups of people
    Publish private chat logs or use other meant to shame individuals

    It's possible to share strong constructive criticism without defaming or attacking someone
    If you have a dispute with Shapeways or other entities you can reach out to service@shapeways.com

    If a user is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:
    Be given a temporary ban , depending upon severity
    Harassment takes many forms, and is not necessarily limited to the type of language used, but the intent. Repeatedly targeting a specific user with harassment can lead to more severe action. The idea behind this is to prevent any one user from consistently being uncomfortable in the forums.


    Spamming or Trolling
    This category includes:
    Excessively communicating the same phrase, similar phrases, or pure gibberish
    Creating threads for the sole purpose of causing unrest on the forums
    Causing disturbances in forum threads, such as picking fights, making off topic posts that ruin the thread, insulting other posters
    Making non-constructive posts
    Abusing the Reported Post feature by sending false alarms or nonsensical messages
    Numbering a thread, IBTL, TLDR, or any other fad statements
    Off-topic comments or sharing links to other products.

    If a user is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:
    Be given a temporary or permanent ban, depending upon severity


    Creating Duplicate Threads
    This category includes:
    Creating threads about existing topics
    Creating a separate thread about an existing topic for further discussion in more than one forum

    If a user is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:
    lock or delete duplicate thread
    Be given a temporary ban, depending upon severity


    Advertising
    This category includes advertisement of:
    Any non-beneficial, non-Shapeways related businesses, organizations, or websites
    Promoting competitors of Shapeways

    If a user is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:
    Be given a temporary ban, depending upon severity


    Circumventing a Suspension / Ban
    This category includes:
    Posting on another account
    Having someone post on your behalf

    If a user is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

    Be permanently banned from posting on the forums


    IMPORTANT
    Repeatedly violating any area of the Shapeways Terms of Use or Forum Code of Conduct, including the areas detailed above, will often result in permanent banishment.
    This policy is not language-restrictive. Language that falls under this policy will always be subject to the repercussions listed, whether it is inappropriate in English or any other language.
    All other content policy rules for the general Shapeways website apply here as well.
    Any questions or comments about these Forum Code of Conduct contact community@shapeways.com

     
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