Community Guidelines are defined rules and regulations that are meant to govern how members interact within a community. The purpose of guidelines is to draw boundaries and set limitations as to what will or will not be accepted in a community.
It might seem trivial at first but setting guidelines is necessary to maintain proper decorum and a code of conduct that keeps engagement within the community respectful and friendly. It encourages inclusion and humane behaviour so that people have a joyful experience in the community that keeps them constantly involved.
On the flip side, not having proper guidelines can lead to disrespectful conversations, offensive language, spamming, harassment, and a lot more problems that will definitely mean the end of the community.
How and what type of guidelines can you set for your community?
Here’s an example of community guidelines from Webflow’s community on Discord.
Diversity is the presence of differences in a group. These differences can include race, caste, creed, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, personal beliefs, nationality, political views or affiliations, socioeconomic status, language, tradition, culture, perspectives, rituals, age, or disabilities.