- 📃 Contents
- 👋 Introduction
- 💬 Discord Basics
- 📺 Channel Guide
- ⌨️ Chat Commands
- 🌲 Tree Planting
- ✅ Code of Conduct
👋 1. Introduction
Webwide is an inclusive, supportive community of professional and hobbyist web designers & developers.
Whether you're in training, a seasoned pro or anything in between – join us in a variety of friendly chit-chat, knowledge-sharing and activities.
Webwide is a premium members-only community. A small monthly membership fee means the larger the community gets, the more resources there is to invest in moderation and keeping Webwide a safe, self-funded, democratic community. It also helps to cover platform fees and fund tree plantings.
Subscriptions are powered by Ko-Fi and can be easily cancelled from their account area at any time – no hard feelings! During checkout, you'll be invited to the Webwide Discord server where you can join with an existing account or easily create a new one.
If you can't pay for any reason – be it affordability, geo-restrictions, or anything else – please email me a quick intro at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free membership (no explanation required!).
What happened to the Webwide.io forums?
You may remember us as the forum Webwide.io, the Webwide forums were sunset indefinitely in September 2021 in favour of this new Discord channel. Same founder (hello, it's Adam!), same spirit, more of the same fun challenges and activities and hopefully lots of the same great community members but in a sleeker and easier to use package.
💬 2. Discord Basics
Discord is a popular instant messaging app, once targeted specifically towards gamers as a fast, lightweight, easy-to-use community platform, these key features have led to widespread adoption across a huge number of communities.
Discord is free to use and can be used in your browser or with a native app for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android or iOS.
Discord has a wide variety of great features such as text formatting, commands, threads, user profiles, audio chat, video chat and more. Check out the Discord Beginners Guide for more information.
When you subscribe to Webwide with Ko-Fi, you will be guided through the process of linking a new or existing Discord account with your subscription. You will automatically be assigned a role on the server that allows you to participate. You can cancel your subscription at any time, your Webwide access will simply be limited until you resubscribe.
📺 3. Channel Guide
Webwide has a wide variety of discussion channels. The channels are fluid based on usage and we're still fine tuning to get the right balance between variety and succintness.
When the channel list is a bit more settled, we'll feature it here. In the meantime, clicking any channel in the Webwide Discord sidebar will show you the description for the channel in the top bar.
⌨️ 4. Chat Commands
The Webwide Discord server features a growing number of handy and fun chat commands. Simply type the command in to any channel to activate it. Keywords in brackets are for you to replace with the relavant info.
||Start a new threaded discussion in a mini breakout sub-channel. Useful for active conversations that are dominating other topics in a channel.|
||A bot will parse natural language and DM you when your reminder rings. For example
||Create a poll using reactions.|
||Search and embed animated GIFs from Giphy.|
||Mark your text as a spoiler and require a click to view.|
||Change your nickname on this server.|
||Display your message with emphasis.|
||Get your own or someone elses server rank which shows how active someone has been on the server. Will be used for rewards in future.|
||Get a link to the servers rank leaderboard.|
||Get the bot to remember your birthday and give you a birthday announcement when the special day comes! You can also use
||Flip a coin.|
||Get information on a GitHub repository.|
||Shows a preview of a given hex code as well as conversions.|
🌲 5. Tree Planting
Subscribers can fund a tree planting every day via Ecologi in the
#🌲-tree-planting channel. Simply use the command !plantatree and you'll get a confirmation message to say your tree has been funded. Trees are purchased in batches of 25 and until we get a Webwide 'forest' set-up, will be featured on Adam's profile with a Webwide shoutout!
✅ 6. Code of Conduct
Webwide is an inclusive long-form discussion board community for web designers, developers and makers. We’re united by a passion for creating on the web and supporting our industry community.
We welcome members from all around the world, however Webwide is an English-language community and all posts must be in inteligable (not neccesarily perfect!) English.
6.1. Our Pledge
We, the Webwide community and leaders pledge to make participation in our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, visible or invisible disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.
We pledge to act and interact in ways that contribute to an open, welcoming, diverse, inclusive, and healthy community.
6.2. Our Standards
Examples of behavior that contributes to a positive environment for our community include:
- Demonstrating empathy and kindness toward other people
- Being respectful of differing opinions, viewpoints, and experiences
- Giving and gracefully accepting constructive feedback
- Accepting responsibility and apologizing to those affected by our mistakes, and learning from the experience
- Focusing on what is best not just for us as individuals, but for the overall community
Examples of unacceptable behavior include:
- The use of sexualized language or imagery, and sexual attention or advances of any kind
- Trolling, insulting or derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
- Public or private harassment
- Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or email address, without their explicit permission
- Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting
6.3. Self-promotion Guidelines
In general, the web community is a community of creators and the Webwide platform aims to create a space where members are able to show off their hard work. However, there must be some limitations to this to prevent abuse of this openness and keep the community healthy.
- Members are free to post (in an appropriate forum) their own educational, thought-provoking, discussion-worthy or entertaining content that provides value to the community.
- Members are free to post directly about their own projects for the purposes of promotion and community input in the
- When posting for the sole purpose of selling services, this must only be done in the ‘
- Contacting users directly via direct message or their listed social details for commercial purposes is STRICTLY PROHIBITED unless they have asked you specifically to do so.
- Medium and other centralised/paywalled blog platform links are discouraged but not strictly disallowed.
- Affiliate/referral links are allowed as part of a genuine and requested recommendation only.
- We kindly ask that you do not specfically promote ‘competing’ communities on the platform.
6.4. Community Etiquette
- Please display your preferred pronouns either in your nickname or profile about section.
- Do not ‘cross-post’ the same discussion in to multiple channels, just pick the one you think fits best (there are no infractions for posting in an incorrect category).
- Be aware that everything posted on Webwide may be public and may be archived.
- Self-promotion is welcomed as per the above guidelines, but please make an effort to join in with our community and provide value to other members.
- When asking a question, think about the context of your problem and provide as much supporting information as you can (what have you tried? what exactly are you trying to achieve? etc).
- If you post a question that you later find the answer to off-site, please update your thread with that answer if possible for the next person in need who finds it.
- If you receive help or feedback on your thread, please ensure you respect our other community members by recognising their effort and kindness with a reply or a reaction and updating us on your progress. Users that sign up only to post a promotion thread and leave risk having content removed.
- An open dialogue about politics is important, but please avoid bringing unneccesarily bringing politics in to unrelated discussions
- We are fortunate to welcome users from all over the world, many who speak English as a second language, be kind if pointing out spelling or grammar mistakes and only do so if you believe it affects the message of the post.
- Discord will often try to automatically embed information from links, if the embed card does not add to the discussion, please press the close button in the top right while hovering over an embed to avoid filling the feed.
- Do not try to police other users, please contact an admin/moderator for any behaviour you are unhappy with or violates this CoC.
6.5. Enforcement Responsibilities
Community administrators and moderators are responsible for clarifying and enforcing our standards of acceptable behavior and will take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any behavior that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.
Community administrators and moderators have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject threads, posts, code, issues and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, and will communicate reasons for moderation decisions when appropriate.
This Code of Conduct applies within all community spaces, and our standards apply off-site in other public spaces too. Evidence of standards-breaching behaviour on social media or other communities may result in suspension.
Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported to the community moderators responsible for enforcement by using the forums ‘report’ functionality or via email at email@example.com. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated promptly and fairly.
All community moderators are obligated to respect the privacy and security of the reporter of any incident.
Community moderators will follow these Community Impact Guidelines in determining the consequences for any action they deem in violation of this Code of Conduct:
Community Impact: Use of inappropriate language or other behavior deemed unprofessional or unwelcome in the community.
Consequence: A private, written warning from community leaders, providing clarity around the nature of the violation and an explanation of why the behavior was inappropriate. A public apology may be requested.
Community Impact: A violation through a single incident.
Consequence: A warning with consequences for continued behavior. No interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the Code of Conduct, for a specified period of time. This includes avoiding interactions in community spaces as well as external channels like social media. Violating these terms or repeat warnings may lead to a temporary or permanent ban.
Community Impact: A serious violation of community standards or sustained inappropriate behavior.
Consequence: A temporary ban from any sort of interaction or public communication with the community for a specified period of time. No public or private interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the Code of Conduct, is allowed during this period. Violating these terms may lead to a permanent ban.
Community Impact: Demonstrating a pattern of violation of community standards, including sustained inappropriate behavior, harassment of an individual, or aggression toward or disparagement of classes of individuals.
Consequence: A permanent ban from any sort of public interaction within the community.
This CoC is adapted from Contributor Covenant v2.0 available at https://www.contributor-covenant.org/version/2/0/code_of_conduct.html.