Community Code of Conduct

This policy is a “living” document, and subject to change in the future. Please get in touch (see ‘Alerting us’ below) if you’d like to suggest any changes.

1. Purpose The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for maintaining a healthy and productive online community within the forum. The policy aims to ensure that all users can participate in discussions in a safe and respectful environment.

2. Guidelines for Users

  • Users are expected to treat others with respect and refrain from any form of harassment, discrimination, or hate speech.
  • Discussions should remain relevant to the forum’s theme and purpose. Users are encouraged to stay on topic and avoid spamming or trolling.
  • Users must not post any content that violates copyright laws or contains illegal material, including but not limited to, explicit or offensive content.
  • Users are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their account information and should not impersonate others or use multiple accounts for deceptive purposes.
  • Don’t make investment recommendations - see more details below.

3. Moderation Procedures

  • Moderators will monitor the forum regularly to ensure that all content posted aligns with the established guidelines.
  • In the case of any violation of the guidelines, the moderators will take appropriate action, including editing or deleting the content, issuing warnings, temporary or permanent bans, depending on the severity of the violation.
  • Users who have concerns about specific content or other users’ behavior can report it to the moderators for review.
  • The decision of the moderators regarding any disciplinary actions is final and may not be appealed, except in cases where new evidence is presented.

4. Reporting Procedure

  • Users can report any content they believe violates the forum guidelines by using the “Report” button or by contacting a moderator directly.
  • When reporting, users are encouraged to provide specific details and evidence to support their claim.
  • The moderators will investigate all reported content promptly and take necessary actions as per the guidelines.

5. Appeals Procedure

  • Users who believe they have been unfairly penalized or wrongly accused can submit an appeal to the forum administrators, providing any relevant evidence or context to support their case.
  • The administrators will review the appeal and make a decision based on the forum’s guidelines and the available evidence.

6. Continuous Review

  • This policy will be reviewed regularly to ensure its effectiveness and relevance to the changing needs of the community and any updates in legal requirements.

7. Investing chats

As you read the content and post yourself, please be aware of our requests and guidance below.

The financial decisions you make should be your own, and it isn’t usually wise to follow the advice of random people on the internet.

Please do:

  • Publish content that is your own and doesn’t infringe of the intellectual property of third parties.
  • Try to give fair balance to your content. Investing is rarely black and white.
  • Follow all other requests and guidance that apply to this community.

Please don’t:

  • Believe or follow everything you read. Everyone’s circumstances are different and people have different investment philosophies.
  • Recommend others to buy or sell investments. Avoid sharing ‘price targets’ (the price when you will buy or sell a stock), as these look like a strong recommendation that others do the same.
  • Publish non-public or confidential information that could impact the price or value of an investment.
  • Advertise / spam / otherwise give unsolicited communications.

Emma does not provide investment advice and individual investors should make their own decisions or seek independent advice. Investment opinion posted here represent the views of the author only and are not approved by Emma. The value of investments can go up as well as down and you may receive back less than your original investment.

By participating in the forum, users agree to adhere to the guidelines outlined in this policy.

The moderators and administrators reserve the right to modify the policy as needed and take appropriate actions to maintain a positive and inclusive environment for all users.

As already mentioned, the views expressed here are those of community members and do not necessarily reflect the views of Emma.