Code of conduct while using and accessing Genital Fitness forums.
The purpose of our Community Code of Conduct is to ensure that all participants in Genital Fitness Forums have the best possible experience when using or accessing the forums. We are all here to help each other learn, grow our skills and activities and to promote a positive environment to reach our goals and on top of everything have a good time!
As a worldwide community spanning all open and free countries, diversity is one of our huge strengths, but it can also lead to communication issues and unhappiness when people start being disrespectful to each other. To that end, we have a few ground rules that we ask people to adhere to, to ensure that the forums continue to be an excellent space in which to communicate, participate, and contribute to something positive as the means to encourage fitness and health.
This isn't an exhaustive list of things that you can't do. Rather, take it in the spirit in which it's intended to be, a guide to make it easier to communicate and make your ideas count and for other to take into perspective. We expect our code of conduct to be followed in spirit as much as in the letter and hope it will encourage you and others to participate.
A. Be considerate of others and their ideas. We judge people too fast sometimes, when we should step back and see their point of view, see where we can help and expand the knowledge of our ideas.
B. Be patient. Communities are often built on volunteer time both from participants and organizers who wish to contribute with their time. Do not come in demanding things, these forums are self-help and help that you and other provide. It’s a way to share ideas, contributions and a way to participate with each other.
C. Be respectful. Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behavior and poor manners when discussing something. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack against another community member. It's important to remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one and will not grow. We expect members of Genital Fitness forums to be respectful when communicating with other community members, as well as with people visiting or accessing the site.
D. Be nice. Everyone in Genital Fitness and forums should feel welcome, regardless of their background and heritage. Please be courteous, respectful and polite to fellow community members all the time, whether or not you agree with them. No offensive comments related to gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, real or implied violence, intimidation, oppression, stalking, following, harassing, soliciting minors, child pornography, mention of persons under the age of 18, or anything which can be illegal or deemed illegal.
E. Communicate effectively to the best of your ability. We don't all speak the same language at the same skill level, we are a global community. Clear communication can help to avoid misunderstandings, as can remembering that our interpretations of words can be different depending on our backgrounds or regions where we live, even within our own language. It's better to ask for clarification than to make assumptions on wording used within the forums. Be constructive and take on a positive thought pattern to keep the forums active, it benefits all of us.