Contributors: Have you read the EoC and do you know where to find it?

Beck Beck
Lately, it seems I have been referring to the EoC (Expectations of Conduct) a lot. I am just wondering how many of us have actually read it? And if the majority know where to find it? Have you even heard of the EoC?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I have read the EoC.
41
I have not read the EoC.
7
Can someone please tell me what the EoC is?
I know exactly where it is.
16
I never heard of the EoC and have no clue where it is?
9
Still confused, what is the EoC?
Other
Total votes: 73 (54 voters)
Poll is closed
01/02/2013
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- Kira - - Kira -
I've read it. I think it's too difficult to find and that's why we're seeing so many people that don't know the rules.
01/02/2013
Beck Beck
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Originally posted by - Kira -
I've read it. I think it's too difficult to find and that's why we're seeing so many people that don't know the rules.
I agree. I even had a difficult time finding it the other night when I needed it. I do wish it put somewhere everyone looks.
01/02/2013
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Yup, sure do.
01/02/2013
Beck Beck
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Yup, sure do.
I have a feeling that the only participants in my poll will be members who actually know what the EoC is. Even though, I am trying to be sure new comers know it.
01/02/2013
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by Beck
I have a feeling that the only participants in my poll will be members who actually know what the EoC is. Even though, I am trying to be sure new comers know it.
I hear ya! Threads like this help though, as long as folks read them.
01/02/2013
Ansley Ansley


The EoC is located directly under the banners, next to the Social Media buttons. If anyone has not read it, it's simply because they have chosen not to do so.

Are you mentioning the EoC to students of yours...or random contributors? If it's the latter, there's probably a really good chance we've already reached out to them. After all, admins are responsible for monitoring all aspects of the site and if you see a contributor who is abusing a program then you should contact an administrator, not the individual.

The only exception to this rule is a mentor/student relationship. Mentors should not only be setting an example for their students on how to participate but they should also teach a contributor how to participate in a way the community at large finds valuable.
01/02/2013
Apirka Apirka
I've read them and I wish everyone was made to read them before their account is even activated.
01/02/2013
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley


The EoC is located directly under the banners, next to the Social Media buttons. If anyone has not read it, it's simply because they have chosen not to do so.

Are you mentioning the EoC to students of yours...or random ... More
If the EoC was shown in bigger and bolder font, it'll be much more prominent.
01/02/2013
- Kira - - Kira -
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley


The EoC is located directly under the banners, next to the Social Media buttons. If anyone has not read it, it's simply because they have chosen not to do so.

Are you mentioning the EoC to students of yours...or random ... More
Since when has it been a mentor's job to monitor student's activity? I've been a mentor for quite some time and have only seen this pop up recently as a requirement. I'm always more than happy to answer questions students have on participation in the forums or rating reviews, but I don't think it's fair to expect mentors to be watching students for inappropriate activity outside of the reviews. I'd guess that most mentors simply do not have the time to police student activity to that extent.
01/02/2013
ginnyluvspotter ginnyluvspotter
I think I read it once
01/02/2013
JennSenn JennSenn
I've read it, but I have trouble finding it.
01/02/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by - Kira -
Since when has it been a mentor's job to monitor student's activity? I've been a mentor for quite some time and have only seen this pop up recently as a requirement. I'm always more than happy to answer questions students have on ... More
No one said anything about monitoring, Kira. We're adults here, no one should be babysat. However, I've noticed plenty of students who are mentoring under prominent community members that spam the forum, leave less than useful comments on reviews and product pages.

IF a mentor sees these things, they should gently correct them. The staff is constantly scanning and canning people for their behavior. However, we do believe in second chances. Except for when it comes to plagiarism. That's an automatic ban and is immediately reported for an IP block.

What would be awesome is if mentors had a little cheat sheet of links to send to their newly-minted students. Just as a "hey these are the resources, check 'em out, become familiar". When a mentored contributor is committing spammy behavior it looks bad on the mentor.

The review program and the community go hand in hand.
01/02/2013
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by - Kira -
Since when has it been a mentor's job to monitor student's activity? I've been a mentor for quite some time and have only seen this pop up recently as a requirement. I'm always more than happy to answer questions students have on ... More
I don't know if anyone expects mentors to be policing their students but I do know that making sure a student knows where to find all the things that enable them to become a good community member seems like an entirely logical thing for a mentor to do.


Logically a new member would ask a contributor to mentor them and the mentor would reply with:

Sure! This is how my class works. This is where you can find all the guidelines for the review program. This is where you can find guidelines for all the other programs available to you. This is where you can find the rules of the site. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have or point you in the right direction if I don't have the answer! Can't wait to get started!

Logically, if people are taught correctly from the get go, while still a student, we'd have far less need for policing.

As a side note, staff always appreciates it when you guys inform us that something weird is going on or that someone is breaking the rules but we've never, ever required it of any of you. Usually, all we require is patience. We may not get to things as fast as an army of Edenites but we do get to it!
01/02/2013
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
When I accept students into my class I always send them a few links such as the EoC,how mentoring works on the student side,how mentoring works from the mentor side,list of programs they can join,the link in the dashboard on how to contribute to the community as well as the link to the open door policy thread.
01/02/2013
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by Beck
Lately, it seems I have been referring to the EoC (Expectations of Conduct) a lot. I am just wondering how many of us have actually read it? And if the majority know where to find it? Have you even heard of the EoC? ... More
I've read it. It's pretty interesting.
01/02/2013
Lioncub Lioncub
I read it when I first joined, I always do. If I'm going to take the time to join a forum or website and plan to be involved I think they are important to read.
01/02/2013
leilani leilani
Quote:
Originally posted by Beck
Lately, it seems I have been referring to the EoC (Expectations of Conduct) a lot. I am just wondering how many of us have actually read it? And if the majority know where to find it? Have you even heard of the EoC? ... More
hmmmm whay you keep goin back?
01/09/2013
Inkkythesquid Inkkythesquid
I Have Not Heard Of It But I Might Be Interested
01/09/2013
Kirill1171 Kirill1171
I have read the EoC.
01/18/2013
Kitka Kitka
I've read the EoC but never knew where to find it before.
01/18/2013
Nykatron Nykatron
I haven't read it until now but I know where it is.
01/18/2013
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Unique posters: 17