Hey 1Hive Community! As a new member of this community (only a few months old), I have started to notice the growth in Discord and Forum in relation to community engagement. I have also seen a few robust discussions on Discord on a few channels on the topics of rationalising the Discord server setup and also the forum itself to ensure that as a community we are able to give the best possible platforms to new beez and existing members to communicate and discuss about 1Hive. After having participated in some of those discussions, it has become apparent that we need a set of guidelines for the forum to be able to direct the community to keep the forum from being a spam space and unorganised. I did some research on other DAO forums and have extracted this set of guidelines which could be a starting point for 1Hive and evolve with the community needs. These could also provide assistance in moderation for any beez. I intend to leave it here for a few weeks to collect larger community feedback and then ask one of the #fauna team members with the right permission to pin it to forum.
I have started this on HackMD and it has worked well. I would appreciate any comments either directly on the HackMD space or underneath this thread which I hope to collate prior to finalising this guideline. For those that do not want to click through another link, I have posted the draft as is here.
If you like to provide direct comment here is a link to the live doc https://hackmd.io/I46kU0zgRI2y0G0qhSXupA
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