The Rules: Please Read!We're keeping thing simple. Rules #1-#4 are very important to us.
And you can skip down to the Boilerplate to read the formal, we-gotta-cover-our-asses-for-perpetuity, terms of service.
We have chosen to live life with a simple, ruthlessly efficient rule of engagement: NO ASSHOLES.
But, how does that actually work in life? We are very glad you asked.
We choose to work and spend time with people who respect themselves and those around them. We believe in the power of a community helping its members have a better life. We acknowledge that we can all be assholes, if not careful, but try real hard to choose another path.
So… when/if you find yourself feeling disrespected, take a step back, a couple deep breaths, and re-engage, assuming positive intent. If things are still headed sideways, report the thread and bail out. We’ll handle it. Everyone you meet in the TGP community is cool. If someone isn’t being cool, we’ll step in, let them know, and handle it according to the rules of engagement.
Here’s why we have this rule in this community:
We want everyone feeling confident they can speak to anyone else in the community—because we are operating under the assumption that everyone here is cool. We all do our homework. We treat each other with respect.
One more thing - there’s a difference between “tough love” and being a troll.
To sum it all up:
- If you’re an asshole in our community, we will ban you.
- If you’re an asshole elsewhere—and we see proof of it—we will ban you.
These are important, but inherently divisive. We're all gearheads, here.
We fully believe in the importance of individual participation in the political process AND respect whatever deeply held religious beliefs you may have. Full stop. That said, this is a place where we are united in our shared interests. Lead by example. We kindly ask that your actions speak louder than your words on these fronts.
- If you make anything political, we will ban you.
- If you use any religious tenet to debate or argue with others, we will ban you.
- If you discriminate against any member because of their religion, we will ban you.
- If you discriminate against any member because of their political opinion, we will ban you.
Don't harsh our buzz, man. You get out of this what you put into it.
Our members—and their attitudes—are what makes or breaks this place. If you’re bored and want to waste time, that’s cool, but we don’t waste each other’s time here. We should all feel good about the time we spend on TGP. Even if you’re killing time, we want you to feel like it’s time well spent. TGP is all about #RTFM–Results That Fucking Matter.
Do your homework. Seriously. Seek out the answers, before you ask the questions. This is a place where those who do their homework are rewarded with overwhelming generosity from others in pursuit of their goals. This is also a place where those who don’t do their homework, initially get the benefit of the doubt, and are helped anyway—but please don’t waste other members’ time by being lazy.
Everyone here wants to help other members. However, that requires a mutual respect.
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