Teflpedia:Community standards

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This is the list of guidelines defined for the Teflpedia community. Please do your best to live up to these standards.

Standards of behaviour[edit]

  1. Please respect other users as professional colleagues and treat them as you would be expected to be treated in a professional working environment. Hopefully that will be generally sufficient, and we won't end up having a Wikipedia-style arbitration committee.
  2. If you are in debate with an individual please try to focus on content and not criticize the individual.
  3. Qualifications (e.g. DELTA, MAs, PhDs) demonstrate expertise - though one can be knowledgeable without qualifications.
  4. An editor's user page space is largely inviolable; they are free to do with it what they want, and no one should edit it without permission. However, the user talk page space is public and does not belong to the user. No deletion of talk page material is permitted, but archiving may be done periodically. For more information on what you can and cannot do on your user page see Teflpedia:User page.
  5. As a general rule, swearwords should be avoided. But we're applied linguists, and linguists are often not offended by words themselves; it's the intent behind the words that's offensive.

You may not, in any part of the site[edit]

  1. Put up racist, sexist or other abusive text.
  2. Put up pornographic text or images.
  3. Make libellous comments.
  4. Submit material for which you do not own the copyright.
  5. Post advertisements unrelated to English teaching

Blocking policy[edit]

While we want to encourage a free exchange of views, trolls and vandals will be blocked at sysop discretion.

See also[edit]