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Whatsapps Coachability Group Guidelines

Group Guidelines – Be nice and follow them
Coachability WhatsApp Guidelines
What is the Coachability Whatsapp Group
This “network” or group is on whats up and is a subgroup related to the Everything Coaching Meetup Group
It’s aim is to build a community of people who either wish to coach, be coached or support people who are trying to achieve an objective, overcome an obstacle or improve themselves.
Please respect the rights of any copyright holder
Do not solicit for investments
While we want to encourage people to find coaches and clients please don’t bombard or just post blatant Ads. Ask the admin before doing so if in doubt if you don’t want to be banned.
Its about meaningful and useful sharing of information
Membership is by invitation
We want to keep this a Troll free zone
Please apply common sense – remember the group is a broadcast thread do not hog the line, don’t cc to everyone. Short and sweet is preferred.
1. Respect the members, goals and objective of the group.
2. Please don’t use this network to
i. to send messages or content of a personal nature, as well as groups of friends and family shouldn’t be used for business purposes. Please use direct messages for that.
ii. Don’t use groups just to send memes, videos, pictures and news, without reading and reacting to the content shared by others. The purpose of WhatsApp groups is to establish supportive conversations with others, but when you only place content, but never read or interact, the existence of such groups loses their purpose. Think of the reader(s) in mind and don’t overload the group thread.
iii. NO FAKE NEWS – DO NOT send content, information or “news” that HASN’T been verified. Placing content whose authenticity has not been definitively proven can be VERY dangerous and harm many people. WhatsApp is infested with lies and it’s better to put a stop to them than to be guilty of spreading them.
3. If you feel uncomfortable in the group for any reason, feel free to leave or “mute” the notifications. It’s better to be criticized for leaving than for always complaining. Better to be slient and thought a fool than remove all doubt
4. Please check your WhatsApp client settings for the “Save to Camera Roll” option. Consider saving storage space on your phone by choosing “Never”
5. Don’t get angry if someone doesn’t respond to your messages in a group. No one is obliged to do so. Better send him/her a direct message.
6. Before sending a video, picture, meme or any content, analyze if such material will be in the interest of the majority of the members of the group.
7. When forwarding a message, picture or video and you’re choosing multiple recipients, avoid sending it to all your groups, since hardly the same content will be suitable or of interest to all.
8. This group is not about politics or religion, so avoid placing such content, since hardly all will have the same religious beliefs or political preferences. Avoid unnecessary debates.
9. Avoid sending any content that is violent or pornographic. It’s important to ALWAYS keep in mind that many people may feel uncomfortable, especially when such content can affect YOUR reputation.
10. When replying to a specific comment from a person, use the “reply” function to make sense of your comment and avoid confusion.
11. When noticing that you’re having a dialogue with a single member of the group, consider changing the conversation to direct message, because the rest of the group may not be interested in reading your conversation with another person.
12. Keep in mind that your words can be interpreted in multiple ways, so use short sentences that can’t be misinterpreted.
13. Don’t abuse emojis. There are some like this 😂 or 😭 that don’t require explanation, but others like this 😬 or 🤤 can be interpreted in different ways and generate confusion.
14. Avoid sending videos or files that are very large, since nobody likes to saturate the memory of their smartphone or waste their data/internet plan on nonsense.
15. Advertising things on the group without checking in advance with an admin is a capital offense. You can talk about what you do, but not proposition the members without prior consent.

Best Practices

1. Mute the group to avoid being disturbed unnecessarily

2. Use Reply when responding to someone’s message, Star to flag a message you might want to retrieve later and Search to look for a phrase used before in the group.

3. Do not fight to catch up on conversations that took place in your absence. Use the group as a real time, live channel instead – think of dropping in on a conversation at a party.

Trying to find the right balance is part of the life cycle network – lets have fun doing so