Expectations for Helpiing Communities

All Helpiing Communities Must Exemplify The Following:

Be Helpful

Helpiing communities are formed for members to be helpful to each other. This means creating opportunities to align need to existing resource within a trusted group tied together by a common thread. Should a help request appear that you can or someone else you know can help with – offer help. That’s what community is all about.

Helpiing is designed to do two primary things: 1) help people help each other by making it easy to ask for and get help from other people; 2) Reward people for being engaged and helpful to others. Helpiing is NOT a sales solicitation platform. Public posts to a Helpiing community are expected to be requests for help to find something you want or need help finding. Examples can be looking for a specific person by name, a skill, interest, knowledge, a contact to an organization, a partner to do something with, etc. Any Member can be removed for making posts that solicit business or posts that promote themselves.

Take Your Profile Seriously

Helpiing profiles and Karma Scores were developed to mitigate the risk that comes with accepting help from others. A complete profile coupled with strong participation within the community will show other members you can be trusted.

Only Join Communities That You’re Already A Part Of

Helpiing is intended to build a trusted network of people that share a common location, interest, profession, experience, or bond. We want members to maintain an organic trust and have faith that when they ask for help, the members responding can deliver and the exchange makes sense for both parties.

Please Respond

A helpful community is a productive community. It’s amazing how many needs come up daily that other members within a community can help with. If you can provide help, please do so. It will most likely be a mutually beneficial exchange and not to mention, paying it forward results in good Karma.

Group Conduct Policies

All organizers and members should take ownership over their personal safety and should never put themselves or others in danger. We expect all community organizers and members to be mindful of local laws when engaging with their community. Where appropriate, community organizers should also set guidelines for their members to ensure they are participating safely.

No Threats, Violence, or Personal Endangerment
Using Helpiing to promote, facilitate, or organize violent, criminal, or non-consensual actions that endanger anyone, physically, mentally or emotionally, is prohibited.

Helpiing does not allow any content that encourages or glorifies self-injury or encourages others to harm themselves.

Set Reasonable Expectations
Any exchange of services must ensure they disclose reasonable expectations and aspirations. Helpiing cannot verify promises or assurances of health cures, mental cures, or financial gains.

Restricted Helpiing Groups

Businesses, Services, Venues, Products, and Promotion
Helpiing supports businesses and organizations that want to build local communities on Helpiing. Businesses and brands do not have to be focused on community building in order to use Helpiing, but if they start a Helpiing group, all members should be. Helpiing does not support groups created for the sole purpose of soliciting or promoting a business, service, brand, product, or venue.

Singles and Dating Helpiing Communities
Singles communities relating to a specific shared identity, shared set of values, or shared activity based interests that also aim to facilitate participation and community building are supported on Helpiing. Helpiing is not a dating service is does not share the common goal of facilitating introductions based on finding a relationship.

Sexual and Adult Interests and Identities
Helpiing respects anyone's choice to build a supportive community for diverse identities or lifestyles provided it is safe, honestly-informed and consensual. This includes those with sexual or adult interests. However, messages that participate in, or promote prostitution, or allow for any type of exploitation, are prohibited. If Helpiing groups involve sexual interests, or education, organizers must abide by all privacy policies and term and conditions set forth.

Under 18 Participation
Helpiing members and community organizers must be at least 18 years of age. Therefore, Helpiing groups should be targeted at, and only offer opportunities for, those who are over 18.

While Piings communities are welcome to provide a forum for the alignment of resource and need of all ages, any one under the age of 18 within a Helpiing community must be supervised by an adult guardian.

Hate and Harm
Helpiing groups purposed to organize or promote hateful, harmful, threatening, or bullying behavior, will be removed from the platform. …