5 months ago
With our existing forum guidelines being over a year old, it is now time for an update! I’m Isabell, also known as Ratique, and while many of you have interacted with me for years as forum moderator and part of the community, I’m now the new Creator Happiness Manager at Tapas. My goals are to improve the communication between the Tapas team and you, and to find better ways to include you in exciting projects that improve your time here as creators! I can’t wait to see how we can grow closer together as a community and how I can help you get the most out of Tapas!
Our rules have served to provide and maintain a welcoming, healthy and creator-friendly culture. Tapas is now home to over 50,000 creators (!) and we’re so lucky to have a group of creators on these forums that are kind, supportive and always work to help each other out. There aren’t many places like these online and I, as well as the team, are grateful for all of you being here.
1. There's Never a Wrong Time to be Polite
Always be courteous to your fellow Tapas readers and creators. Don't forget that there is a real person behind every post, who, just like you, wants to be treated with respect and tolerance. Keep your cool even in the most heated discussions. Above all else, we want everyone to feel safe and welcomed in our forums. Any behavior that threatens the culture we've all helped to build will not be tolerated.
We try our best to resolve issues behind the scenes by communicating directly with readers and creators. If you feel that there are posts that are actively hostile or are attempts to instigate any hostility, please flag those posts or get in touch with one of the moderators listed at the end.
We operate with a two strike policy. First time offenders (depending on severity) will receive a temporary ban (typically lasting 3 to 7 days), and repeat offenders will receive a permanent ban.
2. Tag, Search and Quote are Your Friends
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