Code of conduct
Shaped By Us encourages people to share ideas and have a voice on the issues that matter most to them and their community. We ask that all users of Shaped By Us follow the code of conduct below. We (the site moderators) reserve the right to remove or block users who break the code without notice.
Respect each other
Respect your fellow Shaped By Us users, give everyone the same respect you’d give your family or lifelong hero. Don’t bully people, swear, or do anything inappropriate to make people feel uncomfortable. You may be joking but people can get upset. This means that you can’t put anything that is mean, illegal, or might hurt someone. You also can’t include anything that infringes the rights of a third party, including that party’s trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property rights.
Just be nice, we don’t expect ‘please’ and ‘thankyou’s’ or ‘sirs’ and ‘madams’ to appear in the team chat area but please be friendly and polite. Kindness is the only way we can build trust in each other.
Polite honesty is always the best policy! There is nothing worse than finding out what people really think after its too late. If an idea or comment makes no sense, tell them but remember to be polite. If someone does give you some straight honest feedback, don’t take offence. Its easy to become attached to our thoughts and ideas and even easier to become defensive. Take it on the chin and use the feedback to improve ideas and push forward.
Shaped By Us is all about collaboration, it's what makes the site so great, so be prepared to dive in and work with others. If you are just looking for a place to promote your idea you and have no interest in listening to ideas and view of others then Shaped By Us is not for you.
Look out for one another, if you feel someone is being bullied, or treated unfairly then flag it! This is about pulling together to meet a shared goal for the community.
Be creative and don't give up on a great idea.