imeshyou.com & Mesh Community Guidelines

imeshyou.com and all public and private conversations herein exist to support goTenna Mesh users globally and to exchange ideas with those interested in scaling an alternative, people-powered communication layer. imeshyou.com and Mesh Community includes both active goTenna Mesh users and those interested in contributing productively to the evolution and utility of a functional peer-to-peer mesh network.

We encourage you to join the network by getting your own goTenna Mesh devices, registering your nodes on the network map, and participating in the community. We will be providing various levels of endorsement and support to Meshers who help grow the network, drive the conversation positively, and encourage others “into the mesh.”

Before you get started on imeshyou.com and Mesh Community, please take a moment to review the definitions and guidelines below.

DEFINITIONS

imeshyou.com: Provides access to the goTenna Mesh Network Map, access to your account information and settings, and a portal to Mesh Community.

Mesh Community: Our public discussions platform that can be accessed directly at meshcommunity.gotenna.com or from the navigation bar on imeshyou.com.

Users: You’ll find many different users on imeshyou.com and Mesh Community, all there to share information and experiences about goTenna Mesh and related topics.

Meshers: Active goTenna Mesh users who support mesh networks as a parallel or additional layer of communications.

MOAN: The “Mother of All Nodes” term was born of a project started by a Mesher and is now actively used by users to refer to very powerful goTenna Mesh node setups, involving major (warranty-breaking-but-nonetheless-fun) hacking to their devices’ RF and hardware components.

Node: A node in the goTenna Mesh network is any goTenna Mesh device. We’ve broadly categorized them (for now) on our map as two different kinds:

  1. Area node(s): “Area nodes show general locations where meshers regularly use their devices.”

  2. Stationary relay node(s): “Stationary relay nodes show where meshers have placed stationary, continuously powered-on devices (e.g. connected to wall outlets, solar power, etc.)”

In Mesh Community, you might also hear nodes described as “paired” or “unpaired” which refers to whether they are paired to an iOS or Android device. Similarly, you might hear that a node is “mobile” v. “stationary” which simply indicates whether it’s always in one place or not.

Community Moderators: These are currently goTenna employees dedicated to supporting Mesh Community. They’re here to encourage conversation and are there to mediate if there is a disagreement or conflict. Today these are @Rahul_Subramany and @danielagotenna.

Staff: In addition, there are several other goTenna employees who participate in the community. Anyone from goTenna might jump in at any time to help foster productive dialogue and/or answer questions!

Badges: Public notice that any Mesher can earn by contributing positively to imeshyou.com and/or Mesh Community. Click here to learn more about how to earn badges.

MESH COMMUNITY GUIDELINES

We support an open and friendly environment on imeshyou.com and in Mesh Community. This is a platform for collaboratively building out the goTenna Mesh network, sharing experiences, asking questions, helping one another, and giving feedback about goTenna Mesh and/or mesh networking generally.

In this community, however, it’s important to be respectful of one another, of any employees or affiliates of goTenna; to act with good intentions; and to use good judgment. Here are some baselines:

DOs

DON’Ts

We reserve the right to immediately remove any posts that do not conform to our Community Guidelines. We also reserve the right to temporarily or permanently suspend or bar a user who violates these Community Guidelines.

To report behavior or content that violates or is inconsistent with these Community Guidelines, please email community@gotenna.com.

MORE SUGGESTIONS FROM YOUR COMMUNITY MODERATORS

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

One way to improve the discussion is by discovering ones that are already happening. Spend time browsing the topics here before replying or starting your own, and you’ll have a better chance of meeting others who share your interests.

Your Participation Counts

The conversations we have here set the tone for every new arrival. Help us influence the future of this community by choosing to engage in discussions that make this forum an interesting place to be — and avoiding those that do not.

Discourse provides tools that enable the community to collectively identify the best (and worst) contributions: bookmarks, likes, flags, replies, edits, and so forth. Use these tools to improve your own experience, and everyone else’s, too.

Let’s leave our community better than we found it.

If You See a Problem, Flag It

Moderators have special authority; they are responsible for this forum. But so are you. With your help, moderators can be community facilitators, not just janitors or police.

When you see bad behavior, don’t reply. It encourages the bad behavior by acknowledging it, consumes your energy, and wastes everyone’s time. Just flag it. If enough flags accrue, action will be taken, either automatically or by moderator intervention.

In order to maintain our community, moderators reserve the right to remove any content and any user account for any reason at any time. Moderators do not preview new posts; the moderators and site operators take no responsibility for any content posted by the community.

Keep It Tidy

Make the effort to put things in the right place, so that we can spend more time discussing and less cleaning up. So:

Rather than taking an existing topic in a radically different direction, use Reply as a Linked Topic.

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