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Let's start with basics:
If you are new here, welcome to devRant. We swear a lot, we rant a lot but we are a small community of good people.
Now let's quickly understand what are tags and how do they work.
Definition: tags help in categorising your post and make it easier for search and recommendation algorithms to do their job.
Filters: They help users to pick the kind of content they want in their feed by adding or removing certain tags/categories. If you mistag your post, this might annoy some of us.
Different kinds of tag:
Rant/Story: Use this tag when you are pissed at anything (more specifically tech because that's what this platform is for but anything in life works too) or you have a story to tell. Community usually expects a long meaningful post under this category.
Joke/Meme: Please, I repeat, PLEASE use this tag if you want to repost memes, edgy jokes, or crappy images. We take this shit serious and if you mistag anything, please delete and try again or don't cry when called out.
Question: Use this when you need community opinion and NOT for Stackoverflow questions.
devRant: Use this for posts directed towards this platform or community. Mostly meta posts like this one. Can also be used for weekly group rants.
Random: Use this when you want to share something fun or cool about yourself, an incident, or you found anything on internet which we must have a look at. Can be used if you are unsure about which tag to go for. But please make sure, not to mistag your jokes and memes.
Some unwritten house rules:
1. No Politics. No Religion. Period.
2. Mutual respect to each community member. You are free to disagree with someone on their opinion but don't go ad hominem mode. Don't be a dick.
3. No shit posting please. Take a dump at home.
4. No bots or spamming of any kind. If you see a troll, don't feed them by dedicating a post to them. Starve them of attention and they will die off. Ignorance works effectively than active engagement. Saves time and energy too.
Now, what to do when you find any of the above not followed by a new or an existing member?
Well, instead of being rude, let's all try to be polite and share a link to this post and help them understand that we all are focused on building a good and healthy community.
This post will help them understand where they went wrong and how they can improve.
If someone is a repeat offender, let's down-vote, report, and move on. We all are mature and professional enough to understand the basics and forcing someone to learn something will not get us anywhere if they don't want to learn.