Community Guidelines & FAQs

At EventTribe we are a community for people who work in live events, of any sort and in any way, to come and discuss, share, learn and build relationships.

A Place for Discussion and Collaboration

We are a productive, creative and thoughtful community that can welcome new ideas and help one another to solve their problems. We want to improve the way we all work and foster collaboration between people and groups with different needs, knowledge and skills from every corner of the events world.

The events world is a hugely diverse one, and as such this community thrives on its diversity, and actively seeks participation from those enhance it.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always looking to improve the conversation in some way, however small, such as upvoting your favourite posts or questions; or even answering them when you can.

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.

Ask

Never be afraid to ask. This community thrives off people helping each other, so always ask - that’s why we’re here.

##Grow/Fuel the Spark
Use this community to help you and your events grow. Take ideas you find here and run with them. Give credit where it’s due.

##Share
Share your successes and also your failures. We all learn just as much from both. No one’s here to judge.

Please Don’t Sell

This is not the place to sell or promote yourself, your work or your business. While this may seem simple, it is vital to the health of this community and quality of the discussion. When honest discussion is replaced by people posting in their own self interest, the value of this community falls.

The only exception to this is with regards to the Suppliers Wanted category. When posting here please adhere to the category rules.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But, remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling.
  • Ad hominem attacks.
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content.
  • Knee-jerk contradiction.

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

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 in any way; the moderators and site operators take no responsibility for any content posted by the community.

Always Be Civil

Nothing sabotages a healthy conversation like rudeness:

  • Be civil. Don’t post anything that a reasonable person would consider offensive, abusive, or hate speech.
  • Keep it clean. Don’t post anything obscene or sexually explicit.
  • Respect each other. Don’t harass or grief anyone, impersonate people, or expose their private information.
  • Respect our forum. Don’t post spam or otherwise vandalize the forum.

These are not concrete terms with precise definitions — avoid even the appearance of any of these things.

This is a public forum, and search engines index these discussions. Keep the language, links, and images safe for family and friends.

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:

  • Don’t start a topic in the wrong category.
  • Ensure topic titles accurately reflect the topic subject. Does the title give a reasonable indication as to what the reader should expect from the topic content?
  • Don’t cross-post the same thing in multiple topics.
  • Don’t post no-content replies.
  • Don’t divert a topic by changing it midstream.
  • Don’t post Eventbrite specific product requests - instead use the dedicated Eventbrite support channels.
  • Don’t sign your posts — every post has your profile information attached to it.

Rather than posting “+1” or “Agreed”, use the Like button. Rather than taking an existing topic in a radically different direction, use Reply as a Linked Topic.

Powered by You

This community is staffed by employees of Eventbrite UK. Our aim is to provide you with a place where people can have open, interesting and fun discussions on all things events. This is your community, and we always want you to tell us how we can improve it for you. This community is open to anyone and everyone (whether you use Eventbrite’s services or not) who wants to participate within the spirit of the community set out here.

We promise never to use this community to sell you anything. Beyond hosting, maintaining and fostering the growth of this community, you guys run the show - it’s your community after all, not ours!

If there’s a critical or urgent issue that can’t be handled by a meta topic or flag, contact us via the staff page.

Terms of Service

Yes, legalese is boring, but we must protect ourselves – and by extension, you and your data – against unfriendly folks. We have a Terms of Service describing your (and our) behavior and rights related to content, privacy, and laws. To use this service, you must agree to abide by our TOS.