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Booths Community Guidelines

Last Updated January 17, 2023
Hi there! 👋🏽 JustPoll is currently in early beta and we’re learning a lot each day. As we keep growing we expect this document to evolve. If you have any feedback or suggestions, we’d love to hear from you.
• These Community Guidelines are meant to help you better understand:
• The principles that we think make JustPoll a special place
• The primary roles that users play in JustPoll Booths
• The rules we expect you to abide by as a JustPoll user
• What you can do if you come across inappropriate behavior
JustPoll was designed to be a space for authentic posts and expressions—where people can have fun, learn, and share rich experiences with others around the world. Below are a few guiding principles that we believe are important.
• Be respectful. This applies to every person, at all times.
• Be inclusive. Tolerate, welcome, and consider diverse people and perspectives.
• Build empathy and understanding. Engage in debates that are in good faith.
• Foster meaningful and genuine connections.

Please note that these principles are intended to be high-level guidelines only. If you’re interested in knowing what can get people kicked off JustPoll Booths, please see the Rules sections below.
Booth in Justpoll is similar to groups in any other app. Here we are trying to recreate a real-world polling system into an app.
• A booth is created for a community, eg PUBG Bangalore, Apple Fans India, JustPoll Beginners, etc.
• A booth will have a few roles such as a president, vice-president, minister, etc. Just like in the real world.
• A user can join any booth of his interest and take part in the conversations and polls happening in that booth.
• Election for the roles within a booth happens every one year or if the elected representative resigns.
• The users who have been for a longer time and whose involvement in the booth has been higher will be nominated as a candidate for the respective roles.
• The booth members will have to vote for the candidates whom they think are capable of the role.
• At the beginning of the booth creation, the 1st president of the booth will have the power to appoint his fellow cabinet members.
• Booth is a chat window where users can chat and share media and participate in the polls created by the cabinet.
Conversations in JustPoll Booths take place in booths. Within each booth, you can be a president, a vice-president, an home minister, a foreign minister, booth advisor, or a member. Below are some of the best practices for each role.
When you request for a new Booth in JustPoll and it gets approved, you are the President for the first term. This means you have special powers and are the head of the booth. You get the rest of your cabinet members. As the president, you guide the conversation and have a strong influence on the content and style of conversation in the room along with the vice-president and home minister.

In Booths, the best presidents tend to:
• Thoughtfully curate the members: Great presidents are thoughtful about who they invite to main roles and try to include diverse people, personalities, and perspectives. A president can decide to run a "gaming night session", or a fireside chat with a special guest on some topic. It’s up to each cabinet to develop its own style.
• Actively manage the conversation: Some members are comfortable talking/chatting, while others are more reserved. Presidents can be a positive, balancing force, asking the quieter members to share their perspectives and posing questions to the group.
• Consider the member’s experience: Members enjoy joining the booth to ask questions, participate in the discussion, and be a part of the community. Make sure there is no member breaking the rules and all members have a good time in the booth.
Vice President
You are second in the role after the president. You have almost all the powers as the president. You take charge as the president on a temporary basis if the president is on leave or if he resigns then you get to be the president until there is re-election.

In Booths, the best vice presidents tend to:
• Keep in touch with other roles: Coordinate with the home minister, foreign minister, and booth advisor to keep the booth running smoothly.
• Discuss with the president: On receiving inputs from other roles, discuss it with the president to take further steps in case of any event such as organizing a Collab, or gaming night or action against any member due to rule violation.
Home Minister
You are second in the role after the president. You have almost all the powers as the president. You take charge as the president on a temporary basis if the president is on leave or if he resigns then you get to be the president until there is re-election.In Booths, the best vice presidents tend to:

You are the key person in maintaining the members within the booth. You are initially appointed by the president and then later on re-elected by the members from the next term.

As a Home Minister, you are expected to:
• Moderate: Members are free to discuss anything related to the booth’s domain in the booth as long as they follow the common community guidelines and the specific booth guidelines.
• Remove unwanted posts: If a post or message by any member is violating the guidelines, you are free to delete the post or message. The request will in turn be reviewed by either the president or vice-president and once approved it will be deleted from the booth.
Foreign Minister
You are the key person in maintaining the image of the booth and making efforts in promoting the booth in relevant communities. You are initially appointed by the president and then later on re-elected by the members from the next term.

You are the key person in maintaining the members within the booth. You are initially appointed by the president and then later on re-elected by the members from the next term.

As a Foreign Minister, you are expected to:
• Promote the booth: Make efforts in spreading the word outside and bring in interested members to the booth.
• Bring on collaboration: Connect with members of other booths or key people to conduct an event for the booth members such as a podcast or fireside chat, some fun event or an event of value to the members.
Booth Advisor
You are the connection between the members and the cabinet. You are also appointed by the president and later re-elected the next term.

As a good Booth Advisor, you are expected to:
• Suggest improvements: There might be a lot of discussions that might not come to the notice of the cabinet. You are required to be the voice for the members in the booth and present it to the cabinet.
When you join a booth, you enter the booth as a member unless invited by the president for a specific role.

As a member of a Booth, you should relax and be a part of the community.
In other words:
• Take part: Participate in the polls and conversations conducted in the booth and help the community grow, but no obligations.
• Discover new people: While you’re in the booth, tap around and learn more about the people in the room. It’s a good way to find new people to follow.
• Feel free to browse other booths: While present in a booth, feel free to explore the list of other active booths to see what strikes you as interesting.
• Pull your friends aside to chat: See a friend in the booth you want to catch up with? Tap on their profile and chat with them.
When you use JustPoll Booths, you agree to abide by the following rules at all times. You also agree not to encourage others to violate these rules. The latter is taken seriously and can also result in removal from the Service.

• You must use a real name or identity on the service.
• You must be at least 18 years of age to use JustPoll (or older if required by your country).
• You may not engage in abuse, bullying, or harassment of any person or group of people.
• You may not discriminate against, engage in hateful conduct directed at, or threaten violence or harm against any person or group of people.
• You may not share, threaten to share, or incentivize the sharing of other people's private information without their prior permission.
• You may not engage in intentionally disruptive activity that negatively affects the experience of other users.
• You may not reproduce and/or share information obtained in JustPoll Booths without prior permission.
• You may not engage in any conversations or upload any content that violates any intellectual property or other proprietary rights.
• You may not spread false information or spam or artificially amplify or suppress information.
• You may not share or promote information (or synthetic or manipulated media) that is intended or likely to cause harm to any person or group of people, including minors.
• You may not use the service for the purpose of conducting any unauthorized or illegal activities.

And, if you have questions, feedback, or suggestions, please let us know!
Content Moderation
• Remove from booth: If you are a president, vice-president or home minister you decide who can stay. If someone isn't following the guidelines, you can warn them or remove them from the booth if required.

• Slow down members: Home Minister and above roles can slow down the chat when there is a lot of conversion going on, which will restrict a member from sending a message continuously. The member can send the next message only after the interval period is completed.
Incident Reporting
We depend on the vigilance of each user and the community to report violations of Rules. If you believe a user has violated a Rule, you can report a Trust & Safety incident. Note: Inappropriate use of the incident reporting system or intentional, false reports are against our rules and are taken seriously.

You can report an incident in the booth by:
• Reporting to the post: You can inform the Home Minister about the particular post and he will review it and take further action.
• Report a user: You can report a user to the Home Minister along with your reason. He/She will take further steps to make sure the user is warned or is banned from the Booth, if guilty.

If you believe your account did not violate our Rules or the Booth Rules, contact the Home Minister or Vice President or President to review it once again. If you still feel you have not received a resolution contact our Trust & Safety team at justice@justpoll.app. Please include your JustPoll username, verified phone number, and Booth Name.

Please keep the following in mind when submitting an appeal:
• JustPoll does not accept nor consider appeals on behalf of another user.
• Submitting multiple appeals concurrently may result in a delay in review.
• Once you submit the appeal, the JustPoll Trust & Safety Team will decide whether or not to review it based on the Rule violation in question. Please note that not all Trust & Safety enforcement decisions are eligible for an appeal.

These are examples of potential consequences for Rules violations (non-exhaustive):
• Provide a warning for the first offense of low severity and impact
• Request the removal of or directly remove the offending content
• Restrict the ability to participate in some or all conversations
• Temporarily or permanently disable or remove the account
• Notify law enforcement when there is a risk of physical harm or a threat to public safety

Consequences for confirmed violations may vary based on the type and severity of the violation, the impact to the victim(s), the historical actions of the offending user, and the intent of the actions.
Legal note
Finally, please keep in mind this quick legal note on our Community Guidelines, violations, and how we may enforce them:
• You are solely responsible for your interactions with other JustPoll users and you agree that we will have no liability or responsibility with respect to those interactions.
• We understand that not all JustPoll users will share our views as to what constitutes a violation of these Community Guidelines. However, to operate a functional platform, we must reserve the right to determine in our sole discretion what constitutes a violation.
• Our failure to enforce these Community Guidelines in each and every instance in which it might have application does not amount to a waiver of our rights under our Terms of Service or these Community Guidelines.
• We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change portions of these Community Guidelines at any time. If we do this, we will post the changes on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these terms were last updated.
• We take these Community Guidelines seriously and ask that you follow them in the spirit in which they are intended. We further recognize that these guidelines must continually evolve, so please do contact us with questions, suggestions, or comments.

Thank you for reading, and for helping us build an amazing community! 🙏🏽
Team JustPoll.