Community Guidelines

COMMUNITY GUIDELINES | LAST MODIFIED DATE: JULY 19, 2017


Core Principles

  • Be respectful. We are all here to learn. BeeHyve is an awesome community of students all over the world with different backgrounds and experiences. They are here to learn, to better themselves and others. Please be respectful when asking, answering or responding to a post. This is not the place to judge a person’s level, experience, or understanding. Everyone starts from a good intent and a good place.
  • Teach and enable others. Help others learn! You have valuable knowledge and experience that you can share with others who are eager to learn from you. BeeHyve is an awesome community because we are an crowdsourced encyclopedia of student knowledge.
  • Be a quality champion. One of the main reasons that students love BeeHyve is because of the quality of the resources and discussions in our community. We strive to maintain that and encourage you to help. We maintain a top contributors program for those who choose to share their knowledge, maintain quality, and help our community.
  • Have fun. Don't forget about the most important principle! Just have fun, enable yourself, learn something new.

Prohibited Behavior and Content

The following behavior or content is prohibited on BeeHyve:

  • Illegal Content.Posting content that may violate the law if it includes, but is not limited to: copyright or trademark infringement and illegal sexual content.
  • Harrassment.
    • Harassment on BeeHyve is defined as systematic and/or continued actions to torment or demean someone in a way that would make a reasonable person believe that BeeHyve is not a safe platform to learn, ask questions, express their ideas, and participate in the discussions.
    • Any attack to disparage a person, disparage a person’s post, content, or question, as well as any sort of jokes advocating self-harm are not allowed. This type of behavior only hurts the BeeHyve community and discourages users from making BeeHyve the best resource for learning any topic.
  • Personal or confidential information. Any information that is personal or confidential. It is not okay to post someone’s personal information or post links to personal information such as their phone number, email address, their real address or even their name without their explicit permission. We take privacy seriously.
  • Hate speech or Racial/Ethnic slurgs.Any content or tone that would be interpreted by a reasonable person as a form of hate speech particularly towards a race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, political group, sexual orientation, or another similar characteristic is not allowed. Any ethnic slur that can be found here is not allowed.
  • Cheating Here at BeeHyve, we do not condone any behavior that is considered cheating by a participant’s respective university, college, or school. Users are not allowed to upload any content and can only share resources or links to content found elsewhere on the web. Additionally, we prohibit any behavior that enables cheating including, but not limited to:
    • Posting exams, homeworks, or class content that is not already publicly available or is prohibited by the original author or creator of this content.
    • Asking questions that are found on homework, projects or in class with the expectation that the community will answer this for you and do the homework, project, or class on your behalf.

Consequences

We have various ways to enforce community guidelines, including, but not limited to:
  • Asking nicely to stop a particular behavior
  • Issuing a less nice warning for a particular behavior
  • Removing any content that violates Prohibited Content and Behavior above
  • Temporary or permanent suspension of accounts
  • Depending on the severity of violation of Prohibited Content and Behavior and Core Principles, an account may be banned without warning.