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Updated Community Guidelines 2018

Community Manager
Lena E Community Manager Member Since: Apr 7, 2015
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Hi everyone,

 

We've updated our Community Guidelines to reflect some of the concerns we've seen. Please review the updated guidelines to ensure that your posts are inline. If you have any questions about the guidelines please PM a moderator or community manager.

 

Thanks!

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Community Guru
Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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Could someone from UW tell us what has changed?

 

Can I still make fun of Preston because he does SQL and SQL is soooo boring?

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Community Guru
Kim F Member Since: Aug 26, 2015
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According to the way the list is writtem, it's now a violation to be respectful of other members...

Moderator
Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Thanks for pointing this out, Kim. We made necessary edits.

~ Valeria
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Community Guru
Pat M Member Since: Jun 18, 2016
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@Rene K wrote:

Could someone from UW tell us what has changed?

 

Can I still make fun of Preston because he does SQL and SQL is soooo boring?

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Rene, great question about UW telling us...  However, Lena's post states that:  "If you have any questions about the guidelines please PM a moderator or community manager."

 

I'm curious if I can still kid Preston about his ties.  I guess both of us and any others with questions will need to PM a Mod or CM.   


 

Community Guru
Pat M Member Since: Jun 18, 2016
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I'm bumping this so it doesn't get lost.  IMO it should go above Garner's Upwork Community Guildelines from 2014 and remain there since the updated version is the most recent. 

Community Guru
Jess C Member Since: Feb 18, 2015
7 of 19

@Pat M wrote:

I'm bumping this so it doesn't get lost.  IMO it should go above Garner's Upwork Community Guildelines from 2014 and remain there since the updated version is the most recent. 


Except that all they did was edit the post from 2014, without showing what changed. An edit history should be required on ALL official posts if Upwork is truly committed to transparency.

Community Guru
Pat M Member Since: Jun 18, 2016
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@Jess C wrote:

@Pat M wrote:

I'm bumping this so it doesn't get lost.  IMO it should go above Garner's Upwork Community Guildelines from 2014 and remain there since the updated version is the most recent. 


Except that all they did was edit the post from 2014, without showing what changed. An edit history should be required on ALL official posts if Upwork is truly committed to transparency.

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Even with an edit only I didn't want it to get lost as people need to be aware that it's occurred.  I definitely agree that any company even somewhat committed to transparency would show an edit history.        


 

Community Guru
Pat M Member Since: Jun 18, 2016
9 of 19

Hopefully the following link will be of assistance to those of us that are interested in comparisons.  "Upwork Community Guidelines-October 14, 2016-by Lena E." 

 

 https://community.upwork.com/t5/Community-Basics/Upwork-Community-Guidelines/td-p/259905

 

 

Moderator
Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
10 of 19

Thank you for your feedback, Rene, Pat and Jess.

 

We added the updated version of the Guidelines as a comment to the Community Basics thread. We won't be able to do the same for the original Community Guidelines post in the Announcements section because that post is linked in multiple places around the site and should only contain the acting Guidelines.

 

Below I'll list the section that were added. 

This section was added:

 

By using Upwork’s Community Forums you acknowledge that:

  • Your posts in the Forums are permanent (unless they are deleted by Upwork for violation of our policies).
  • Your posts should be helpful, constructive, and encouraging when voicing dissent or criticism.
  • Moderators may take certain actions to keep the Forums organized and helpful for everyone. Such actions are not up for public discussion.
  • Upwork reserves the right to remove any inappropriate content in the Forums at any time.

You may lose your posting privileges if you violate any community policies.

 

As well as these Guidelines were added or changed:

 

  • Soliciting users to participate in interviews, contests, surveys or other research studies.
  • Posting Inappropriate content, this includes but is not limited to profanity, vulgarity, hate speech, insults, disruptive or hostile comments, interpersonal disputes or threats of violence in a post, and material (graphic or text) that is obscene, pornographic or adult in nature.
  • Posting deliberately disruptive and negative statements about Upwork.Being disrespectful towards other members. Personal attacks based on a user's English, lack of knowledge, experience of Upwork platform or any other disparaging comments will not be tolerated.
  • Posting consistently negative content (for example, “laundry lists” or “rants”) without recommending or suggesting a potential solution.

 

~ Valeria
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