Now that we’ve been live for two weeks, it’s about time we shared some community guidelines with all of you, our loyal Jig users.
Check out our Community Guidelines to learn more about how we feel our users should act on Jig.
For your convenience, you can also read them below:
There aren’t many rules for posting to Jig, but the rules we do have are there to keep Jig a friendly and useful place for getting solutions to your needs.
- Real and reasonable needs. Please post something you actually need, and not just a test need. Reasonable needs are something that you can expect to get from a stranger. For instance, advice on what to buy is reasonable. A free iPad, not so much.
- No spam. Spam is content that is strictly promotional in nature. It is hard to define but easy to recognize. For instance, posting that you need users to click on your link to get page views is spam. Posting that you need ideas for promoting your business is not. Posting a link to your business as a suggestion to many needs is also spam.
- Be civil. Don’t be a jerk to someone because you don’t like what they’ve posted.
- Be PG. For now, don’t post anything that you wouldn’t see in a PG rated movie. This includes user names.
These rules should be common sense for most users. For users who do violate our guidelines, we may take action up to and including account suspension for repeated or severe violations.
Posting a need that will get answered
We created Jig so that you can get great suggestions with minimal effort. However, some effort is needed to help others understand your need. Here are some tips to get started.
- Provide context. If you only post that you need “a car”, that’s not going to be enough information for others to help you. Even a single sentence on why you need something can be very helpful to others.
- Think about location. If you happen to live in Palo Alto but want advice on which product to buy, you don’t need to enter location. Conversely, if you need a “budget hotel”, location is very important.
- Use proper spelling and grammar. While you aren’t always writing in complete sentences on Jig, it’s important to be understood.