The Silverlight community is intended to be a safe and welcoming space for everyone who loves the outdoors, a place where it’s easy to communicate, build relationships and have fun.
Our Community Guidelines are ensuring everyone can find their space and have a good experience in the Silverlight community without taking away from others space and experience. If you join the Silverlight community you have to follow and commit to these rules, without exceptions.
Keep Mutual Respect
We believe that everyone should feel safe and welcome in the Silverlight community. Harassment, hate speech, and discrimination have no place here. Let’s all treat each other with kindness and respect.
Any of the following will not be tolerated and we will remove and/or ban content and members with behavior that includes things like:
- Racism, sexism, ageism, and any other form of discrimination based on a person’s race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, or other personal characteristics.
- Threatening or violent language or behavior
- Bullying or harassment of any kind
- Misogynistic, transphobic, homophobic, or otherwise discriminatory language or content.
- Posting or sharing personal information of others without their consent
- Posting or sharing sexually explicit or violent content
- Impersonating another person, member or Silverlight staff
We want to keep our community focused on the topic at hand. Please make sure your posts are relevant and avoid spamming or self-promotion. This way, we can all benefit from the valuable information and experiences shared here.
To protect the privacy and safety of our community members, please do not post or share personal information of yourself or others. This includes, but is not limited to, contact information such as phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses.
Please be mindful of what information you share in this community and keep in mind that once it is posted, it becomes public information and depending on privacy settings and the type of content it might appear in searches or otherwise be visible to other members of the Silverlight community.
Examples of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) that should not be shared:
- Full name of others, address, phone number, email address, or any other contact information
- Social security numbers, government-issued identification numbers
- Financial information, such as bank account numbers or credit card information
- Images, videos, or other media that can reveal sensitive personal information
- Photos or videos of others without their consent
Stay Safe & Keep Others Safe
Safety is our top priority. Please be mindful of the safety and well-being of others when sharing information about outdoor locations and activities. Let’s all take care of each other and enjoy the great outdoors responsibly. Don’t encourage others to engage in risky behavior, take on challenges they might not be trained enough for etc.
Follow Laws & Regulations
We want to make sure that everyone is complying with local laws and regulations when exploring and participating in outdoor activities. Please be mindful of the local laws and regulations and keep them in mind when posting and exploring the outdoors.
Our community is open to people of all ages and backgrounds, so please refrain from using profanity or posting content that is not suitable for all audiences. Let’s keep it friendly and appropriate for everyone.
If you see a post or comment or a community member that violates these guidelines, please report it to the moderators for review, by flagging a post, comment or member profile with a long-press on it and submit a report. Your help in keeping our community safe and on topic is much appreciated.
Be Kind & Helpful
Let’s all strive to be kind, courteous, and helpful to other members of our community. Not only is this a way to foster a positive and inclusive atmosphere, but it’s also a great way to build connections and a sense of community.
By sharing our knowledge, experiences, and tips, we can help others make the most of their outdoor adventures. Please be willing to help others and to accept help when it’s offered. Let’s all work together to make this community a great place for everyone to explore, learn, and share their love for the great outdoors.
Take Care of the Environment
As outdoor enthusiasts, it is important to take care of the natural environment we enjoy. This means following the principles of trail etiquette and Leave no Trace principles, which include: planning ahead and being prepared, traveling and camping on durable surfaces, disposing of waste properly, leaving what you find, minimizing campfire impact, respecting wildlife, and being considerate of other visitors.
Additionally, we should all strive to be good stewards of the environment by picking up trash (ours and others we encounter on our adventures), and being mindful of our impact on the trails and natural areas we visit. By following these guidelines, we can help preserve the natural beauty of the outdoors for future generations to enjoy.
Have Fun and Enjoy the Outdoors!
Remember the main goal of this community is to share and explore the great outdoors and awesome trails and places around the world, so have fun and make the most of it! Let’s inspire each other to get out there, explore new trails, and make long-lasting memories together.
These community guidelines are effective as of January 25th, 2023.