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Remain professional, kind, and respectful towards one another.
Even if you do not get along with an individual listener, it is up to you to act appropriately. If you must, step away and do not engage.
Prevent hurtful rumor/gossip spreading.
Rumor: a currently circulating story or report of uncertain or doubtful truth.
Gossip: idle talk especially about the personal or private affairs of others
Aim to grow and learn as a Listener & person.
In this light, learning to accept feedback thankfully.
Be aware of how to use the forum correctly and what may happen when you do not do so.
See more detailed forum guidelines below.
Refrain from sharing personal contact information
including, but not limited to, social media accounts, home addresses, phone numbers, messaging apps/sites, or any other medium of contact off-site. Learn more about internet safety in this forum. If you use the scheduling tool YouCanBookMe, you are required to remove the email submission step. Learn how to do this here.
Maintain a confidential atmosphere.
Between you and member/guests and between you and other listeners. All conversations between you and members are confidential. Do not share any chat details with any other listeners or members. Additionally, do not write or blog about any issues you are supporting people on.
Engage in healthy problem solving.
This means problem solving with the goal to continue to make the community better. Engage in healthy debates and conversations which lend themselves to problem solving and working together. Read more on the topic of healthy problem solving in this forum.
Use proper conflict resolution skills with every person on the site
Proper conflict resolution means dealing with conflict in a supportive manner that benefits both you and the other person involved. Read more on conflict resolution in this forum.
Be completely sober.
If you are suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol to any degree we will suspend your account immediately for two weeks. In order to listen to another user, you must be sober.
Respect boundaries of other community members.
This includes a total ban on stalking and harassment of any kind.
Choose not to engage in sexting or flirting.
We have a zero tolerance policy for these behaviors. Even if it is consensual, it is not allowed on 7 Cups. Read more about sexting and flirting in this forum.
Never create second accounts on the site.
Each human in the world is only allowed one listener and one member account. There are no exceptions.
Protect your log-in information to all accounts on 7 Cups and not allow anyone else to use it besides the person whose name is in our system.
We expect that you will be the sole user of your listener/member account. If it comes to our attention that another person has accessed your account, we will need to immediately close your account for security reasons. This includes log-in details for 7 Cups Admin accounts.
Do not engage in hateful behaviors of any kind.
Showing hate towards any gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, racial or cultural background or imposing your view point on any of these items on another user is forbidden.
Be in a healthy state of mind.
You must not be suicidal, homicidal, or abusing anyone.
We now have a behavior point system.
We ask each user to live by the guidelines outlined in this thread. Each behavior mentioned will be assigned a behavior point, once a certain number of points are accumulated within 6 months, consequences will be enacted.