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How to create clear rules for your community

How to create a code of conduct and clear enforcement mechanisms in order to improve the behavior of your community.

You need to create clear rules of the road for your community — and then be prepared to enforce them. Simply stating them, and showing that you’re serious, can have an extremely beneficial effect on how community members behave. In order to make it stick, you need to know what your boundaries are, how rule-breaking will be handled, and how you’ll identify and reward positive contributions.