1. Be a Single Parent
This means having a legal claim/custody of children (yours, adopted, foster etc) and not living with the co-parent. Legally separated or married parents looking to file for divorce could be admitted on case by case basis with certain exception. All other forms of relationship are welcome.
2. No Hate Speech, Bullying or Being Disruptive.
We try to make everyone feel safe. Bullying and degrading comments regarding race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, engaging in public drama, making threats, attempts of defamation, libel or slander of/to another member won’t be tolerated and are grounds for immediate removal. Excessive cursing in posts, calling other member’s derogatory terms with intent to hurt and engaging in online trolling may also get you removed.
3. No Sexual or Upsetting Content
Be respectful to fellow members. There are portals within the group designed to be expressive, not the main group. Don't post rated, violent or overall questionable content on the main page. Do not send unsolicited and questionable content to members over Facebook and Messenger. Stop sharing such content when asked to, even if previous consent was given. Visit Portals.RespectGroup.org to find your niche.
4. Respect Everyone's Privacy
What's shared in the group must remain in the group and cannot be shared outside of it. Discussions, posts, event, pictures etc. may be sensitive in nature and must remain private property of our community. Sharing information outside will get you banned and blocked from rejoining our community. Any photos and videos captured at a RespectGroup function can be used as promotional material benefiting the growth of our communities.
5. Conflict Resolution
It is our expectation that members understand proper behavioral etiquette. Members must attempt to resolve their own issues, if they cannot, they have the following options: Members must file a complaint at Complaint.RespectGroup.org. The resolutions we can provide are as followed:
You may request an admin to get involved and help mediate a resolution between the members,
An admin may request that members block each other (with promise of not engaging at RespectGroup events).
If parties are unwilling to block each other or find other avenues to break Rule 2, they will be removed.
In cases of criminal misconduct and/or compromised physical safety of another, an admin may request a member to file a police report (we may offer to assist, when possible). With an assigned case number by local law enforcement, any alleged perpetrator will be immediately removed from our communities. When such case is resolved, a former member can request to rejoin our community. Such requests are reviewed on case by case basis.
6. No Soliciting/Cross Promoting Without Approval.
We all have an interest in something. Before linking to another group or soliciting our members to join a competing group, please clear it with admins. Soliciting and promoting without approval will get you banned. When in doubt - ask.
7. No Discussions of Politics or Religion
This never works. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and beliefs. You can’t change their mind, they can’t change yours. You’ll start a conflict in the process... Instead let’s coexist.
8. This is Not a Dating Site
We encourage new friendship & being in support of each other, but allow personal space & be respectful. No means no. Their journey may differ from yours. Reported solicitations in posts or over messenger will get you banned.
9. Do not Admin or Moderate a Competing Group
This includes group(s) limiting access to our members by their association with our admins. You're welcome to try and solicit co-working relations between the groups by contacting an admin, if no working relationship can be established between such groups, you’ll have an option of stepping down from your responsibilities there or leave our community. This only applies to admins. Members can partake in any number of groups outside of our communities.
10. Respect Admins and Moderators
Admins are here in support of all members. They dedicate their time and often enter conflict to help find peaceful resolutions. Please respect your admins & moderators. They don’t get paid for this. Their work is not easy. DO NOT BLOCK ADMINS. Failing to acknowledge Rules the Community Rules, as enforced by the admins may get your membership revoked.