FEM Users code of conduct

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How to behave as a user of FEM Wiki?

The Transmissible BV moderator team has developed policies for the FEM wiki in all aspects of the site. We explicitly formulated a list of our site policies and consequences for users who choose not to follow these policies. Every user is responsible for abiding by these policies. If you have questions, please contact us on the administrator team account Info@Transmissible.eu

To foster the best experience and use of the FEM Wiki, Transmissible (owner) and all FEM Wiki community respectfully request that all visitors and contributors honour the following code of conduct:

Respect others

  • Respect your peers - treat others and their contributions respectfully and foster considerate dialogue.
  • Use non-offensive language to present your views.
  • Everyone's input is welcomed and honoured. There are neither stupid questions nor replies.
  • Report inappropriate behaviour - report disrespectful or inappropriate content.
  • Act in good faith

All your contributions are freely licensed to the public; no editor owns any article; all of your contributions can and will be edited and peer-reviewed. Non-free content is allowed under fair use, but strive to find free alternatives to any media or content you wish to add to Wikipedia. Publish content to which you have rights and properly reference cited material. Respect copyright laws, and do not plagiarize sources http://www.plagiarism.org/. This site is about you but not about YOU. It is not a place of self-promotion or the promotion of inappropriate content. Promote the community spirit.

Administrators and moderators can guide you on best contributing to the site. You can first consult HELP site. Share experience with others in discussions attached to each page and fora to address specific questions or ideas. What is inappropriate behaviour or content?

Disruptive, impolite behaviour to other users;

  • Automated or massive manual retrieval of other users' profile data ("data harvesting");
  • Advertising for commercial products or services of all kinds;
  • Unsolicited job offers and business proposals;
  • All kinds of technical attacks on the servers, including setting up anonymous user accounts;
  • "Flaming" others or demeaning their participation won't help build community.

SPAM and commercial advertisement

FemWiki has a zero tolerance for SPAM and commercial advertisements. Users whose first post advertises other pages or products will be banned immediately and permanently. When such posts follow one or more posts that were accepted by the moderators as appropriate epidemiology-related content, then regular measures against inappropriate behaviour (see below) apply.

What will be the consequences of inappropriate behaviour?

Users who violate the abovementioned policies risk having their accounts banned from the FEM Wiki site. The administrator/moderator team will proceed to avoid the necessity of banning community members. However, users will experience stepwise consequence levels described below after repeatedly ignoring the policies stated above. Users who have had disciplinary action taken against them will have a summary of their status on record.

Measures taken:

At the first contact: We send two e-mails. With a welcome message, we request a reply. If we don't get a reply within two weeks, we send a second e-mail with the reminder. After another two weeks without a reply, we disable the user account. Within one month after that period, we may discard the user.

In case of misbehaviours or offense:

1st and 2nd offense:

Warning. A moderator will contact you via the wiki messaging client (e-mail), notifying you of the offence, and will suggest strategies for you to avoid breaking the wiki policies.

3rd offense:

Temporary Ban. Users who break the wiki policies three times will have their accounts locked for two weeks.

4th offense:

Permanent Ban. Users who break the wiki policies four times will have their accounts permanently banned from the FEM Wiki. Under no circumstances will the banned account be reactivated.

How to avoid breaking the policies?

When in doubt, ask a moderator/administrator on Info@Transmissible.eu BEFORE doing something that could go against the policies described. It is your responsibility to ask. The moderator team will work with you to clarify any of the policies that may be confusing. These policies exist for the benefit of the community. They encourage users to interact with other users respectfully while simultaneously encouraging users to help make the FEM Wiki attractive and useful for all.