Commonsense Guidelines

Thank you, +Peg Fitzpatrick , for putting it so well! Here's a handy link to our Community Guidelines and Categories
What NOT to Share in Google+ Communities

I know that some people dislike rules but the reality of life is there are rules and guidelines to make things flow. Google+ communities are one of those places.

When you decide to join or participate in a Google+ community, please review the guidelines prior to posting. Each community has it's own rules that the moderators follow when deciding to remove a post or a person from a community.

Some common rules

1. No link litter.
What is link litter? (And how to avoid it.)

Short version: link litter is dropping just the link or only one sentence.

2. Use the proper category when posting.

3. Be respectful of the community and it's members.

4. Add value to the group by posting quality content and engaging with other posts.

5. If you don't follow the community guidelines, your post may be removed and you may be banned from the community.

The moderators are friendly, lovely people who are there to engage with community members. They don't want to spend all their time deleting spam and people. But they will.  Note from +Stephan Hovnanian "we are also volunteers that have real jobs, and took on the responsibility to moderate and guide the community because we enjoy it. Be respectful of that."

I hope these tips will help you understand how communities work a little better. They are one of the very best features of Google+. Enjoy them! 

Please share this post if it helped you, help other's be good community members as well. 

Need some more tips? +martin shervington has a wonderful Google+ Communities Quickstart Guide

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