This amazing community hardly needs guidelines because of the respect and kindness that is regularly shown in the interactions that take place here. But in order to safeguard this loving space we all have created together, it is important that we have clear guidelines in place. Please take a couple of minutes to read these guidelines.
We want to foster an environment where healthy debate is encouraged and everyone is celebrated for sharing their questions, stories, and perspectives. Advice can often feel like there is only one way to do something and this can shut down conversation and make others with a different experience or different ideas feel minimized or on the outside. Our goal is to help each other with questions through the sharing of our personal experiences and encouragement.
We want to build a safe, authentic, and integral community. We ask all members to put their First and Last names in their profile and highly encourage a profile picture – this allows us to build a deeper connection with you and keep our community safe.
Please be kind and constructive when you add a new post, ask a question, or comment on someone else’s contribution. We have a zero-tolerance for any bullying, fact-checking, or shaming on this platform.
We love it when our members share links and resources. If you do, add some commentary or give us some context so that we can understand more about why you care about this particular topic or article and why you wanted to share it with us all. This is a place to share our stories and experiences. We love images that are connected to a personal story.
Don’t jump right into sending direct messages to other Human Garage members. Be social and establish friendships in the main Human Garage space. Only use direct messages after a friendship is established between both parties or if invited by the other person to message them directly. Every Human Garage member reserves the right to not respond to a direct message. If someone doesn’t respond to a direct message or responds and says that they are not interested in a private conversation, let it go and don’t message them again.