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All are welcome. Share your thoughts. Be Kind. Do not feed the trolls.

Thank you to the video game site Evolvehq.com, now Player.me, for having the best Code of Conduct on the Internet.  Our Code of Conduct is basically their Code of Conduct adapted for the purposes of our site.  You can find their full Code of Conduct here: https://www.evolvehq.com/legal/conduct.

When interacting on TechCoach.me–we have a set of basic rules we ask all visitors follow. Failing to follow the rules repeatedly, despite warnings, will result in temp and permanent bans. In certain cases, bans may take place with no warning. We know some people like to trash talk (we’re people after all), but there are lines that can be crossed that turn the community in to a place only trolls enjoy. We’re not about to let that happen to TechCoach.me.

Do not use racial slurs or insult people based on their ethnicity. Your own race isn’t superior to anyone else’s race. Don’t take out your bigotry on others. Single incidents of racism or the use of racial slurs will result in content not being posted or removed. Repeated incidents of racism or the use of racial slurs will result in a permanent ban with no chance for appeal.


Do not insult people based on their gender. Much like your race, your own gender isn’t superior to anyone else’s gender. Don’t take out your sexism on others. Single incidents of sexism will result in warnings and content removal. Repeated incidents of sexism will result in a permanent ban with no chance for appeal.

Do not insult or degrade religious beliefs. Atheist? Christian? Hindu? Jewish? Muslim? Something else? Unsurprisingly, not everyone else is. Don’t insult or degrade your own religion, lack of religion, the religions of others, or others’ lack of religion.

Do not use references to homosexuality as a way to express hatred, frustration, or disagreement. Using “gay”, “fag,” etc outside of honest discussions about actual homosexuality has no place on TechCoach.me. The fact that you might be straight doesn’t mean “ur gay” is some sort of clever insult. Single incidents of homophobia will result in content not being posted or content removal. Repeated incidents of homophobia will result in a permanent ban with no chance for appeal.

Do not post or link to sexually explicit images or text. The internet might be 90% pornography. But TechCoach.me is part of the 10% that isn’t porn. Keep it that way. Posting pornography will result in an immediate permanent ban with no chance for appeal.

Do not engage in trolling. Do not repeatedly feed trolls. What defines trolling? It’s a gray area. Maybe you didn’t think you were trolling, but a moderator did. Sorry, life’s just not fair sometimes. So don’t troll. And the only way to stop other trolls is to ignore them. Trolls feed off of making other people annoyed. You’re smarter than the troll. Just back away.

Do obey all moderator and administrator requests. If you are being asked to refrain from a given behavior by a moderator or member of the Tech staff, please do. We’re busy and don’t like wasting our time. Repeatedly ignoring our requests is a great way to be temporarily or permanently banned.

TLDR  All are welcome. Share your thoughts. Don’t be a jerk. Be Kind. Do not feed the trolls.