Community Code of Conduct
I think we need to remember the Community Code of Conduct when we are in discussions.
Community code of conduct
Article Id: 885
April 20, 2020
Welcome to the FamilySearch community. Please adhere to these standards when you communicate with others in any of our online forums:
- Be kind.
- Be honest.
- Be constructive.
- Be relevant.
We do not permit these inappropriate behaviors:
- Commercial use of the content.
- Selling or promotion of products or services.
- Profanity and other inappropriate content.
- Trolling, insulting, name calling, and other personal attacks.
- Using formatting techniques to shout, such as ALL CAPS, repeated characters, or excessive boldface.
- Conjecture, gossip, or debate about the priorities, motives, processes, policies, or competence of FamilySearch or its personnel.
- Thread bumping and repetitive comments.
- Debate or discussion of topics that are not relevant to family history (like politics or religion).
- Plagiarism and other violations of the law.
References to content
When you want to reference content, link to FamilySearch articles and references. For example, to explain how to reset a FamilySearch Account password, link to a FamilySearch Help Center document rather than third-party instructions not produced by FamilySearch. When referring to historical record collections, link to the collections on FamilySearch.
We realize that moderation of content is subjective and requires judgment. Reasonable people can disagree about what constitutes a violation of this code. Enforcement decisions are made exclusively by FamilySearch moderators.
Enforcement is typically one of these actions:
- Moderators remind offenders to obey the code of conduct. We can ask offenders to edit or delete their own comments.
- Moderators can edit, close, or remove posts or discussions.
- Severe or repeated violations can result in temporary or permanent suspension of group, community, or FamilySearch.org access.