TechNode Squared Community Guidelines

General Guidelines

TechNode Squared’s Slack Community is for members and TechNode staff to engage with each other. It’s the best place to interact with a diverse group of people who all share a common interest: China tech. While common sense is always a good rule of thumb, here are some guidelines for our community to ease you in:

  • Don’t be shy
    • This community is for you! You’ll get out of it what you put in.
    • Introduce yourself in #introductions
    • Find the right channel for your interests (list of channels below in Channel Guidelines)
    • Contribute your knowledge and opinions
    • There are no bad questions (as long as it’s relevant! See below.)
  • Be relevant
    • Only have discussions in a channel related to the topic at hand.
    • If you find a channel does not exist, please create it!
    • If you find a conversation is in the wrong channel, you can use the 🔀 (:twisted_rightwards_arrows:) to redirect to the appropriate one.
  • Use common sense
    • This is an SFW (safe for work) group. While explicit material is not allowed, explicit language (used sparingly) is acceptable.
    • If you wouldn’t share something with another group of professionals, please don’t share it here.
  • Be respectful
    • We’re all professional adults. As such, we expect conversations to stay respectful and polite. Of course, sometimes discussions will get heated. This is fine as long as it doesn’t devolve into name calling or blatant trolling.
    • We have a no tolerance policy for disrespectful behavior. You will get only one warning. Disrespectful behavior after that will result in immediate removal from the Slack group along with cancellation of your membership.
  • Give us feedback!
    • The #feedback channel is for public discussion of anything you feel could be improved. We love hearing what you have to say and seeing how to better serve your China tech information needs.
  • If you have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to email us (hello [at] technode [dot] com) or DM one of the moderators (@Colum Murphy, @John Artman, or @Suzanne.L)

Channel Guidelines

If you would like to create a new channel, please read this first:

  • Check if the channel doesn’t already exist
    • Here’s our current list of channels (updated 08 Apr 2018)
      • #ai
      • #book-club
      • #bytedance
      • #china-tech-talk
      • #ecommerce
      • #entertainment
      • #feedback
      • #general-discussion
      • #interesting-reading
      • #introductions
      • #published-articles (an RSS feed of articles published on our site)
      • #startups-and-funding
      • #stuff-that-doesnt-fit (aka random)
      • #wechat-and-marketing
  • Only create a new channel if the topic you’d like to discuss doesn’t have one yet.
  • New channels should be organized around a company and/or vertical.
  • To avoid channel creep moderators may merge channels or remove redundant ones.