Collaboration Manifesto - code of conduct

Collaboration Manifest

FreeFlow nation created this collaboration manifest which can be freely used by any organization who finds them useful. If you would like to see any changes to this document please email to
We at ThreeFold want to follow these guidelines.

This document has been created honouring the FreeFlow Nation Manifesto

Code of Conduct

Forum & Chat Rules

We are committed to making participation a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of level of experience, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, personal appearance, race, ethnicity, age, religion, or nationality.

Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to:

  • Use of sexualized language or imagery
  • Personal attacks
  • Trolling or insulting/derogatory comments
  • Public or private harassment
  • Publishing private information without explicit permission (Example: physical or electronic address)

Moderation Rights

Content moderators have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject all posts, comments, and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct. They may also suspend or ban any forum member for behaviors that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.

By adopting this Code of Conduct, moderators commit themselves to fairly and consistently applying these principles to every aspect of managing this community. Moderators who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct may be permanently removed from the moderation team.

Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by flagging the post or comment in question. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response deemed both necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. Moderators are obligated to maintain confidentiality regarding the identity of the reporting party.


We welcome everyone to contribute and thank you for your content contribution.

Content can be chat, questions, answers, blogs, articles, knowledge base information, tutorials, …

The more people collaborate the more relevant set of information will be created.

Creating content constitutes your agreement to release submitted content as public domain (CC0 10).

Keep it simple & relevant.

Overload of information is maybe even worse as not enough information.

Please keep your discussions, contributions information-rich. If your signal to noise ratio gets too low, you will be muted or banned from the forum or relevant chat. This is up to the discretion of ThreeFold moderators.

Content Verification Guidelines

We believe it’s in the best interest of our community to know the origin & authenticity of any information contributed. We want to do everything possible to verify the authenticity of the content created (messages, knowledge-base, chats, etc). As such it’s our right to block a contributor from creating any content if identity cannot be verified.

Freedom of Speech.

We believe in freedom of speech as long as it’s not contradicting with our Content Verification Guidelines.

Contribution Guidelines

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion forum with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

One way to improve the discussion is by discovering ones that are already happening. Spend time browsing the topics here before replying or starting your own, and you’ll have a better chance of meeting others who share your interests.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:


Ad hominem attacks

Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content

Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

Your Participation Counts

The conversations we have here set the tone for every new arrival. Help us influence the future of this community by choosing to engage in discussions that make this forum an interesting place to be — and avoiding those that do not.

The forum we use (Discourse) provides tools that enable the community to collectively identify the best (and worst) contributions: bookmarks, likes, flags, replies, edits, and so forth. Use these tools to improve your own experience, and everyone else’s, too.

Let’s leave our community better than we found it.

If You See a Problem, Flag It

Moderators have special authority; they are responsible for this forum. But so are you. With your help, moderators can be community facilitators, not just janitors or police.

When you see bad behavior, don’t reply. It encourages bad behavior by acknowledging it, consumes your energy, and wastes everyone’s time. Just flag it. If enough flags accrue, action will be taken, either automatically or by moderator intervention.

In order to maintain our community, moderators reserve the right to remove any content and any user account for any reason at any time. Moderators do not preview new posts; the moderators and site operators take no responsibility for any content posted by the community.

Always Be Civil

Nothing sabotages a healthy conversation like rudeness:

  • Be civil. Don’t post anything that a reasonable person would consider offensive, abusive, or hate speech.
  • Keep it clean. Don’t post anything obscene or sexually explicit.
  • Respect each other. Don’t harass or grief anyone, impersonate people, or expose their private information.
  • Respect our forum. Don’t post spam or otherwise vandalize the forum.

These are not concrete terms with precise definitions — avoid even the appearance of any of these things. If you’re unsure, ask yourself how you would feel if your post was featured on the front page of the New York Times.

This is a public forum, and search engines index these discussions. Keep the language, links, and images safe for family and friends.

Keep It Tidy

Make the effort to put things in the right place, so that we can spend more time discussing and less cleaning up.


  • Don’t start a topic in the wrong category.
  • Don’t cross-post the same thing in multiple topics.
  • Don’t post no-content replies.
  • Don’t divert a topic by changing it midstream.
  • Don’t sign your posts — every post has your profile information attached to it.
  • Rather than posting “+1” or “Agreed”, use the Like button. Rather than taking an existing topic in a radically different direction, use Reply as a Linked Topic.

Post Only Your Own Stuff

You may not post anything digital that belongs to someone else without permission. You may not post descriptions of, links to, or methods for stealing someone’s intellectual property (software, video, audio, images), or for breaking any other law.

Powered by You

This site is operated by your friendly local staff and you, the community. If you have any further questions about how things should work here, open a new topic in the site feedback category and let’s discuss! If there’s a critical or urgent issue that can’t be handled by a meta topic or flag, contact us via the staff page.

Terms of Service

Yes, legalese is boring, but we must protect ourselves – and by extension, you and your data – against unfriendly folks. We have a Terms of Service describing your (and our) behavior and rights related to content, privacy, and laws. To use this service, you must agree to abide by our TOS, see below.

Terms of Service (TOS)

These terms include a number of important provisions that affect your rights and responsibilities, such as the disclaimers in Disclaimers, limits on the company’s liability to you in Limits on Liability, your agreement to cover the company for damages caused by your misuse of the forum in Responsibility for Your Use, and an agreement to arbitrate disputes in Disputes.

Please read:


i agree. Is there any place where I should state this?

I agree these Terms of Service

Yep, it’s not clear if reading equals acceptance or by which way to express agreement…

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I agree these Terms of Service.

I agree to the terms of service

Obviously I agree as well!!

Perfect - Agree!
Thanks guys.

read and agreed, thanks michael

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I agree to the terms of service.

I agree to the Terms of Service