There is an African proverb that says “Knowledge is the only treasure that increases upon sharing. We are here to help one another learn and grow. When one of us wins, we all win. That is what it means to be part of the Whyzzer community.
We believe that it is only through the power of questions that we can obtain knowledge. Millions of people saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why. We want to encourage all Whyzzer members to dare to be curious, be passionate about asking questions, and have the courage to embrace ignorance. There are no foolish questions, and one only becomes a feel when she stops asking questions
Diversity is being invited to the party, but inclusion is being asked to dance. We want Whyzzer communities to be a safe and inclusive space for all to become valuable - and this requires a collective effort. We value every comment, every post, every question, and every member. In other words, be nice to each other, don’t be an a**hole.
Purposeful and Meaningful discussions
Do not spam or go heavily off-topic. Our conversation are for the entire community and enable all of us to learn and grow - together
No trolling, hate speech or bullying
You are welcome to challenge ideas, but not people. Any attacks directed at any person will not be tolerated, and we ask all to be respectful and maintain a healthy and safe space for disagreement. Also, any racist, sexist, classist, ableism, ageism, etc. comments will also not be tolerated.
Treat others online as you would treat them in real life
When making a comment, consider whether you would be comfortable saying it to the person's face.
Rate people’s responses
We are all about high quality and purposeful content. If you read any comment, give it a rating and help create a more valuable experience for your fellow community members.
CODE OF CONDUCT
We have created this code of conduct to ensure that we treat each other with the respect we expect from each other as a community on Whyzzer. In addition, a clear code allows us to make adjustments to our culture should it veer off course.
If you're here to ask questions, get inspired, and expand your knowledge,
make it as easy as possible for others to answer you. Keep your questions short and to the point. Be respectful of the time others take to answer your question.
If you are here to help others and share your knowledge, be patient and welcoming. Offer your support to others when you see someone struggling. Try to answer and explain in a simple, structured, and concise manner.
Be respectful and constructive when giving feedback, and be open when receiving your own.
Comments, questions and answers to posts are an enriching part of sharing knowledge, accept feedback and feel free to give feedback. Constructive criticism makes us think and helps us to develop further. Comments, questions and answers are also a great way to look at topics from different angles and become collectively wiser. Use comments on Whyzzer to share knowledge, emojis and co. fit very well with other social media, on Whyzzer we expect more substantial, authentic, worth knowing contributions in a comment.
When rating comments, posts, questions and answers, be sure to give an appropriate rating within the scale of 0-10. 0 in this case means I don't like it at all, it's not educational, not truthful or incomplete, 10 means it's the best I've ever consumed, excellently explained, precisely worded and needs no improvement. Be fair in your rating, if you give a bad rating, give constructive feedback.
Be inclusive and respectful
Be careful with jokes, avoid sarcasm - tone is hard to decipher online. It's best to write in gender-neutral language if you're not sure. Within a situation where it is hard to stay friendly, let them be and move on. The wiser yields
Refrain from subtle put-downs, unkind language, name-calling, or personal attacks. Even if you don't mean to, this can have a negative impact on others and the community spirit.
Focus on the content, not the person. This includes terms that feel personal, even if they relate to the content (e.g. "lazy", "stupid"...).
Whyzzer does not tolerate expressions, word choices, or terms that insult, intimidate, threaten, or belittle people based on their ethnicity, origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or level of knowledge. Use the pronouns provided when known and be careful that your choice of words is not alienating or offensive. Apologize if your comment, question or answer offends someone, learn from it and do better next time.
Whyzzer does not tolerate harassment, which includes sexual innuendo, repeated contact or stalking, vulgar language, intimidation, bullying, direct or indirect threats, inappropriate social contact, and persistent interruptions of discussions.
We take your reports very seriously. Those who do not follow the Code of Conduct in good faith will face consequences as deemed appropriate by our moderation team. Our moderators follow the following three steps.
For most first-time transgressions, moderators will remove the offending content and issue a warning. This warning allows the user to adjust their behavior. A warning is a one-time action and will result in account suspension or account deletion if the user fails to comply.
2 ACCOUNT BLOCKING
In case of repeated misconduct or behavior that includes harassment of any kind, bigotry, sexism, fascism, bullying, body-shaming, homophobia, hatred, false defamation, spreading fakenews or abuse, the moderators will impose a temporary, short or long-term account suspension.
3 EXCLUSION FROM ACCOUNT
In case of repeated disregard of a warning or repeated misconduct, the moderators will delete the user account, as well as block any new registrations of this user.
We look forward to a good educational, inspiring exchange of knowledge and experience on Whyzzer. Let get wiser together!
The Whyzzer Team