This article helps our Volunteer Squad keep the database clean and consistent! It pertains to members who have Contributor access and above. If you're interested in getting involved, read more about joining the Squad here. We'd love to have you aboard!


The hobbyDB Volunteer Squad is a fantastic group of passionate collectors and is growing larger every day. Our members come from all different walks of life and collect a wide variety of different items.


To create a welcoming environment for everyone and keep things running smoothly, we require all Squad members to follow these simple rules. Violating any of these rules can result in removal from the Squad.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Be kind, courteous, and calm in your communication with other members.
  2. Strive for accuracy, honesty, and neutrality.
  3. Do not publicly "out" people you suspect of bad behavior.



1. Be kind, courteous, and calm in your communication with other members.


We are a group of passionate collectors spanning everything from coins to action figures to model cars and more. As collectors we all have strong opinions, and disagreements are inevitable. However, we all need to be kind, courteous, and calm in all discussions.


Name calling, mocking, and angry tones never contribute to productive discussions. Keep a level head, take a deep breath, and don't escalate arguments. We want the Squad to be a fun and welcoming team!


If you ever have a concern with a specific member, please contact the Squad Coordinator at squadalert@hobbydb.com for investigation and resolution. Direct confrontations rarely go well.


"If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all!"



2. Strive for accuracy, honesty, and neutrality.


A crucial part of hobbyDB's mission is to be an accurate and reliable source of information on every collectible ever made. We don't tolerate any intentionally false, misleading, or biased information added to the site. This includes Price Points, Database Items, and other information. See Price Point Quality Standards and Neutral Point of View for more details.


Attempting to manipulate Database Item Estimated Values will always result in removal from the Squad.



3. Do not publicly "out" people you suspect of bad behavior.


Do not discuss members who appear to be adding bad data or otherwise making errors in any public forum, including the Squad Facebook group. We've found that more often than not, the member isn't acting maliciously and just needs some training. Public accusations can lead to unnecessary embarrassment and they don't benefit anyone.

If you have concerns about a member, please contact an admin or email squadalert@hobbydb.com. If we do determine that someone was acting with bad intent, we will remove them from the Squad and FB group and may publish their name for transparency.