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Slack Community Guidelines

This community is a Bitcoin discussion platform dedicated to free speech. Every individual who wishes to join has a voice on this platform so long as they follow our community guidelines.

Please review the Prohibited Content section outlined below these guidelines

As there are an ever growing range of topics to discuss within the Bitcoin ecosystem, please post your comments and questions within the relevant sub-channels of this community. If you should find that there isn’t a sub-channel that fits the nature of your content, ask a moderator for assistance in creating one.

As this channel is publicly accessible, your digital identity within the community should be treated identically to your real-life identity. Please keep sensitive and personal information to yourself.

Please be polite and respectful of others. Respond to comments with civility.

Enjoy the channel! Direct any questions or comments you have to a Moderator

Prohibited Content

All topics related to Bitcoin are acceptable within this group, barring these prohibitions to content:

Content that is Illegal

Bitcoin has no country of origin, and as such does not follow any national codes of law. However, the posting of information or goods belonging to a copyrighted or trademarked entity will not be tolerated, and as a result, content that infringes on copyrights or trademarks will result in deletion of the violating content and a permanent ban of the violating content poster. In addition, content that is of an illegal sexual nature, including but not limited to, child pornography or unauthorized pornographic content will result in deletion of the violating content and a permanent ban of the violating content poster. If your content is Not Safe For Work (NSFW), it is not welcome in this community. These descriptors are not the sole limiting factors of what may be considered Illegal content, and final discretion of what will be deemed as illegal content is reserved exclusively to the moderation team.

Content that promotes or incites Violence

Bitcoin can be a very emotion filled and polarizing topic to discuss. Nevertheless, content that encourages or incites violence of any kind will not be tolerated in any fashion. This includes content that is of a violent nature directed towards any individual, or any groups of people. Anything that violates this rule will result in deletion of the violating content and a permanent ban of the violating content poster.

Content involving Bullying or Harassing Behavior (Trolling)

This community, in the spirit of Bitcoin, is dedicated to open and free discussion. However, bullying and harassment will not be tolerated in any form on this platform. As a clarification, bullying or harassing behavior is defined in this community as: systematic and/or continued actions to torment or demean anyone in a way that would make a reasonable person conclude that this community is not a safe platform to express their ideas or participate in the conversation, or fear for their safety or the safety of those around them. We choose to model our communities attitude towards bullying and harassment in a similar fashion to other community sites such as Reddit or Facebook. Any content or behavior that violates this rule will result in deletion of the violating content and a permanent ban of the violating content poster. As a further clarification, being deliberately annoying or participating in a heated discussion is not considered bullying or harassment. However, there are healthy limits to all such behavior, and any content or behavior that crosses this threshold will immediately be considered a violation of this rule and will result in deletion of the violating content and a permanent ban of the violating content poster. This community does not support Trolling.

Content that is of a Personal or Private Nature (Doxxing)

This community will not tolerate or condone Doxxing. Period. Doxxing is defined as: “The publishing of private or identifying information about (a particular individual) on the Internet”. A digital identity is not a guarantee of privacy by any means, and this is a well known fact. However, every individual is entitled to the privacy and security of personal information that they have not chosen to divulge to the public. Doxxing is an incredibly controversial subject. For clarification, if a public figure, such as a CEO or well known entity has personally linked a digital identity with their actual identity on a public forum or community, posting information about such a link in a non-malicious manner will not be defined as Doxxing. This is a fine line to walk however, and all decisions in regards to Doxxing will be left solely to the discretion of the moderators. While discussions and debates can inflame tempers and leave lasting impressions, revenge type posting such as Doxxing can do very real and lasting damage to an individual's life. The moderation team of this platform does not condone or tolerate Doxxing, and we ask that all users do the same. Do not condone or encourage anyone to engage in or participate in any Doxxing related content or activity. Report all instances of Doxxing to a moderator immediately. Any content or behavior that violates this rule will result in deletion of the violating content and a permanent ban of the violating content poster.

Content that is Spam

Blatant spam will not be tolerated on this platform. There is no shortage of products and services in the Bitcoin ecosystem that are not reputable and spam like. If your intention in joining this community is to primarily post content of this scam / spam nature, please take this content elsewhere. If your presence in this community is to promote a certain good or service, please contact the moderation team before you begin posting, and express your intentions. Furthermore, please do not derail conversations or debates with wildly off topic subjects or links. Pushing a certain agenda or rhetoric dogmatically in contrast to the overall tone of discussion is extremely spammy, and is not a welcome addition to any dialogue.

Subject to Change

These Community Guidelines are subject to change at the discretion of Bitcoin.com, and as such, all users should review this document from time to time. All changes to the Community Guidelines become effective from the date of their revision and any such changes shall be notified on the Slack channel for all users to review.

If you have any comments or questions about this Channel, please do not hesitate to contact a moderator of this community for clarification.

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