Community Standards & Etiquette
Welcome to the official InvestingNote community.
Our mission is to connect investors for better investment outcomes. Every day, we have thousands of people coming to InvestingNote to discuss, share and learn about the stock markets. It makes us a conducive community for investors. The conversations that happen on InvestingNote reflect the quality exchanges of a community of thousands investors.
As we grow as a community, we still want our users to feel safe and productive when using InvestingNote. For that reason, we have developed a set of guidelines titled Community Standards & Etiquette, outlined below. These policies, designed to help provide a quality environment for our users, will help you understand what type of sharing is allowed on InvestingNote, and what type of content may be reported to us and removed. Because of the diversity of our community, it is possible that something that may be disagreeable or disturbing to you may not violate our Community Standards & Etiquette.
By using this platform, all users will have to comply with InvestingNote’s Terms and Conditions.
InvestingNote is monitored by moderators who are empowered to remove any posts or comments that do not adhere to our guidelines and to subsequently ban anyone who violates them repeatedly.
1st Offence: Warning Given
2nd Offence: Public Warning
3rd Offence: Ban For 1 month
4th Offence: Permanent Ban
*special case scenario: Immediate & Permanent Ban
Please adhere to the following the Community Standards & Etiquette before posting.
The following guidelines apply to all users:
1. Do not promote your product, business, service or soliciting
We are very strict on this. We do not allow promotion or soliciting of any sort.
Our moderators have the right to remove or ban the person, permanently from this platform, if the posts refer to an advertisement for a product or service, or that links to a product or service (training/seminars inclusive), or contains links to personal blogs or internet sites referring to a product or service advertisement. Especially those that are unrelated to stocks.
If an organization/business that has an account and is under MAS watchlist, banning of account will be exercised.
Also, if content is ambiguous or harbours intentions of soliciting, our moderators will reserve the right to remove or ban the account.
2. Fake or Inaccurate Information/Trolling
Spreading of inaccurate or fake information, including but not limited to news, statistics, data or analysis is strictly prohibited. When posting, all information and analysis should be supported with respective sources, such as links, photos or screenshots. Users who see fake information are also to report it to admin IMMEDIATELY. Admin will proceed to assess the situation accordingly. We do not condone such behaviour and accounts will be banned permanently.
3. Posting replies
Posting replies must be in focus with the topic. Do not go out of topic. No advertising, promotion or soliciting is allowed. Discretion will be exercised by InvestingNote to remove such posts, comments or replies. Repeated offenders will have their accounts banned.
4. No ad hominem and personal attacks or creating nuisance
Criticise the ideas, not the people. An ad hominem attack is a logical fallacy describing the attempt to discredit an argument by merely attacking the credibility of the arguer. Excessive flaming will not be tolerated. Personal attacks or simply creating nuisance will not be tolerated in our community. Users who verbally assault the character or person of other posts could be banned.
5. Restrict the use of excessive foul language
Be civil. Refrain from using vulgar or inappropriate language. Language that is sexually offensive is also prohibited in our community. Banning of account will be exercised.
6. No offensive, grotesque, pornographic, sexually offensive, sexually explicit, or objectifying material
The moderators will remove any of such offensive material. Banning of account will be exercised.
7. Do not spam
Spamming is prohibited on this platform. Spam posts will be deleted and the users will be dealt with severely. Our moderators have the right to determine what is considered spam and remove it accordingly. Banning of account will be exercised.
8. Sharing ideas
In order to be understood by most users, use correct spelling, grammar and avoid slang unless you know the word or phrase will be understood by other users. Do not double post (post the same message twice in one post) or cross post (place the same message across several posts). Do not post anything that is unrelated to finance as this is a financial community. Such posts will be removed at our moderators’ discretion.
9. Do not chastise newbies
We work towards encouraging respectful behaviour. Users can use the platform to challenge ideas, institutions and practices. Such discussion can promote debate and greater understanding. Sometimes, novice investors may ask what seems to professionals to be “obvious” questions. In such a case, replies to the users should be in the best tone and language possible.
10. Reporting of bad posts, comments or users
If you find a post or user particularly offensive, spam or under MAS watchlist, please report it to us. Either tag our official account @InvestingNote in the post or comment, or email us the details. Our moderators will look into the matter and take the necessary actions. That includes permanent banning.
Please exercise discretion when reporting posts, as InvestingNote’s decision will be final. No correspondence will be entertained.
10. Keep your account and personal information secure
Do not post any information that you want private. This includes personal information such as contact numbers, home address or email address.
11. Impersonation/acts of mimicry/sarcasm
Acts of impersonation, mimicry or sarcasm is not allowed in our community. Our admin will have the right to exercise discretion for all situations pertaining to these matters, moderate the content and enforce the rules. Admin decision will be final and can precede the order of offences. Refer to Special Case Scenarios.
We aim to make InvestingNote the best and most conducive social network for investors to connect and share. To reach this goal, we will need the collective effort of all users to come together to curb spam and offensive material. Let’s play our part to keep the community clean.