FACEBOOK GROUP RULES
By remaining part of the Autism Grown Up Community you agree to the following rules. You also understand that failure to abide by these rules will result in you and/or your posts being removed from the group.
NO SELF PROMOTION
Ugh, groan! Am I right? Okay, y’all, here’s the thing: this group is about community and relationships. It’s not about your promoting your latest offer, selling your new services, or getting people to check out your freebie.
That means you...
should not sell stuff - products, services, courses, events, leggings, essential oils, hair restoration creams...
should not direct people to your opt-in/landing/squeeze/content upgrade page
should not promote a live event like a webinar
should not use this group to collect email addresses
should not share affiliate links
should not post your stuff (blog, podcast, Facebook post, etc.) into the group unless it’s in response to a question or topic in a relevant thread - no unsolicited "check out this latest blog/podcast/video" posts
should not post super lengthy posts that are actually a blog post that you just copied and pasted
should not share your social media handles or URLs to get people to follow you on social media (except for the designated follow thread)
should not subtly get people to inquire about your product(s) or service(s) by slyly asking for feedback on your product or service name or price (none of those, "I'm offering this new thing at this price and it includes this, that, and the third...what do you think about the name/price/service I'm offering?")
should not request people check out your website “for feedback”
If it walks like a promo and it talks like a promo and it feels like a promo...it’s probably a promo.
GIVE BEFORE YOU TAKE
This group is about community, relationships, and support. You should be here to connect with others - not to just get something from everyone else. Focus on giving in the community before asking for help or feedback.
TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU KNOW
I believe in talking from your personal experiences and areas of expertise. Don’t try to be a photography expert if you’ve never taken a photo. Don’t try to tell people how to run their business if you haven’t made a profit.
Talking about what you know also means that we don’t spread rumors, talk about “what we heard,” or have generally unproductive conversations.
DON’T BE A JERK
You should be polite, helpful, encouraging, supportive, and engaging. That means no belittling folks, no harsh words or language directed toward people, and no showboating or bragging.
Act like your momma raised you right.
I’ve decided to keep the group free of videos from other folks because I would have to watch each video posted into the group to make sure it’s okay and that’s a LOT OF work, y’all!
No videos means do NOT…
do a Facebook Live into the group
share videos you create on your Facebook page
post videos you find elsewhere online - no matter how good they are
I’ll go live in this group from time-to-time to learn you some things!
NO SOLICITING OR “PM ME TO LEARN MORE” POSTS
That's real annoying. So don’t do it.
If you can’t say it in the group, out in the open for the whole world to see, it doesn’t need to be said.
And, no sending messages to members of the group if they didn't ask you to. Don’t spam folks via personal message - you’ll get the boot.
DON’T PM THE ADMIN AND MODS
Have a question about the group? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a question about whether or not you can post something? Email email@example.com.
Curious as to why your post was deleted? Check out the rules - still wondering? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to give me $1,000,000? Email email@example.com.
GENERAL “DON’T DO THIS” DISCLAIMER
I shouldn’t have to say this. BUT, see all this stuff listed below? Don’t do it or you’ll get booted!
Profane, defamatory, offensive or violent language
“Trolling”, or posting deliberately disruptive statements meant to hijack comment threads or throw discussions off-track
Attacks on specific groups or any comments meant to harass, threaten or abuse an individual
Hateful or discriminatory comments regarding race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation or political beliefs
Links or comments containing sexually explicit content material
Discussion of illegal activity
Spam, link baiting or files containing viruses that could damage the operation of other people’s computers or mobile devices
Acknowledgement of intent to stalk an individual or collect private information without disclosure
Commercial solicitations or promotion of a competitor
Violations of copyright or intellectual property rights
Content that relates to confidential or proprietary business information
Content determined to be inappropriate, in poor taste, or otherwise contrary to the purposes of the group
Promoting competing products, services, or brands
HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS GROUP
- Show up without expectation.
- Focus on building relationships.
- Be kind and helpful.
- Introduce yourself and get to know other people.
- Pay attention when others are speaking.
- Learn from each other's mistakes.
- Celebrate each other's successes.
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