Betterchalk Code of Conduct

Thank you for joining the Betterchalk's learning community. Our platform features learners from diverse backgrounds and our goal is to ensure everyone, regardless of background enjoys a positive learning experience on the platform.

The below code of conduct reflects the values of the Betterchalk platform and community and are to be a guide for the way interactions should take place on the platform.

Betterchalk reserves the right to suspend or delete any account that does not comply with this code of conduct.

Independent Work

  • All course tasks are to be completed independently to get the most value from the course. While collaboration is encouraged on the platform, you shouldnt copy or use another person's code or solution to complete the course tasks.

Collaboration with other students

Collaboration with other students happens on Discord. The below guidelines should inform how you interact with other students on the platform:
  • Be respectful: Abusive, defamatory or offensive content are strictly prohibited.
  • Do not attempt to sell or offer commercial services on the platform.
  • The course community channels should only be used for the purpose of collaborating with other students to request and offer course support or share relevant, helpful content.
  • Ask good questions that makes it easy for others to help you. See our How to ask good questions guide below
  • Discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated, whether based on a person's race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, social or economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, or mental or physical ability.
  • When discussing/debating approaches or potential solutions, attack ideas not people.

How to ask good questions

Asking questions is an important part of life. It's how we learn, get clarity and make progress. Knowing how to ask good questions is a critical skill, especially in specific situations such as an online/remote environment.

When you ask a good question:
  • You increase your chances of getting a good reply, quickly.
  • You save other people time.
  • You help others in the future with similar or related questions.

Do these 3 things to make your questions better:

1. Provide context

Save everyone time by providing context upfront. Provide information on what you were trying to do, what you have done, and what issues you are having. Remember, more information is always better than less.

2. Including motivation

Avoid the XY problem! Provide information on the problem you're trying to solve, not just the solution you've attempted. You will save yourself and others time by providing details on the problem.

3. Respect the community

When you ask questions and/or provide screenshots, or videos or code snippet, be careful not to disclose unnecessary or sensitive information such as answers to questions, passwords etc. When discussing/debating approaches or potential solutions, attack ideas not people. When your question is answered, say thank you or give a nice emoji