Running Remote Community Guidelines

Welcome to the Running Remote Community! Our goal for this space is to inspire you with great conversations, give you a place to share your unique challenges & get advice & insights from others, and connect you with people you never knew you needed.

To ensure this community can be home to all our members we put together some guidelines:

Give more than you take – We go by the rule: before you ask a question, answer two. Often, the biggest contributors are the biggest beneficiaries. 

Ask – Please explore the Running Remote Slack search function, or post your questions in the #advice channel to get the answers you need. The Running Remote community is full of knowledgeable professionals who are passionate about everything remote and are happy to help you. 

Respect other members – Treat other members of this community with respect and kindness. The general rule of thumb is to talk to people in the community on Slack the way you would talk to them in real life.

Confidentiality – Everything said on the Running Remote Community should be treated as confidential. Please treat the information on member profiles with respect; do not scrape member information (manually or with scripts).

Embrace async communication – Very often “real time” responses aren’t necessary so please feel free to contribute at any given time, make comments on threads and discussions that happened some time ago (your insights might be very valuable to others involved in the discussion) and be mindful when asking for an immediate advice. Lastly, we are working on a library full of resources shared in this Slack that will be available to all of you – so your advice and insights stay alive and keep helping others.

Pruning – In our efforts to cultivate a tidy and a safe space for us all we are pruning the Running Remote Slack workspace every 6 months and removing inactive members (members who didn’t post, comment or log into our Slack workspace in 6 months). You will be notified when that happens. When you are removed from the Slack you will stop receiving community digest emails, you will be removed from members directory and lose access to community resources. 

No self-promotion or personal branding – We are building a community free of self-promotion or personal brand building. It’s ok to drop special offers to the community, celebrate big milestones you/your company achieved, or articles you’ve written (as long as your primary goal is to add value to the community). Please do not send promotional materials to members.

Zero tolerance to harassment – We are committed to making this community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sex, sexual orientation, disability, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, age, political affiliation, or religion. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If you are being harassed by a member of the community, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact Community Manager at 

Our Slack Etiquette:

Fill out your profile: Add your name, company, role, LinkedIn profile, picture and timezone to your profile so others know who you are.

Keep convos consolidated: Please use threads. They make conversations easy to follow and simple to search. 

Channels over DMs: Posting questions and advice in channels makes it easier for other people to search and share. If your question or comment may be relevant to others, post it in a channel.

Do not use @here and @channel: Only Running Remote moderators can use it and we promise to keep it to an absolute minimum. No one needs more notifications than necessary.

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