Community Guidelines aka How
We Do Things Over Here

Knugget is a tool for personal knowledge management that fosters maximum knowledge retention with minimal effort. To achieve that, knugget builds on a network of people who share what they deem knowing worthwhile. A knugget account enables you to create content and publicly share it if you like.

With these community guidelines we want to make sure that you understand how we do things on knugget. We are more than happy to have you as long as you stick to the guidelines – otherwise you risk making other users feel uncomfortable. As proud hosts, we cannot tolerate that.

Please note that by creating a user account for knugget, you agree to the Community Guidelines and Terms of Service.

Top! Here’s what we encourage you to do:

1. R stands for…

Respect! When you engage with other users, treat them the way you want to be treated. On knugget we want to nurture a diverse community as we strongly believe that sharing a wide variety of thoughts, ideas and perspectives enriches everyone’s lives. Other users might hold different opinions and have different backgrounds: always treat them with due respect and be polite.

2. You’re a poet and you know it (badum tss)

knugget is not to be the place, where everyone copies paragraphs from books and blogarticles into. We encourage you to engage with each idea, contextualize it and wrap it in your own words. This has two V E R Y important upsides: You don’t infringe anyone’s copyrights (which we strongly advise you against) and it is by far the best way to make knowledge stick (which we strongly encourage you to do). So, if you have a thought that might be worth having in a year or two, take a minute to write it down in your words.

3. Let’s have F U N

Knowledge is like food: it is much more fun when it is enjoyed together! There are unlimited things that can be broken down into knuggets, shared and refined with a community of like-minded people. Knowledge is fun, because it helps you be better at what you do – let knugget be the place where you share your high spirits.

Flop! Avoid doing the following at all cost:

1. Don’t copy & paste, ok?

How would you like it, if someone took your hard work and made it publicly available without telling you? Would probably feel pretty sh*t, right? Refrain from copy & pasting content that isn’t yours. Below you can see how to correctly cite from a source.

2. Don’t create racist or sexist content

There is enough hate and contempt on this planet, even more so on social media. Knugget is a constructive place where productive insights are shared. We do not tolerate and will delete racist and sexist ideas, theories, thoughts, jokes and content in general.

3. Don’t hate others ( & love yourself )

We do not tolerate the harassment of users, insults or intimidations of any kind. Do not create content or post comments that contain hatred. We do not compromise in protecting individuals or groups from attacks regarding, among other things, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, disability, diseases, age, sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity. This includes no tolerance for the promotion of self-injurious behavior.

4. Don't spam

Spam will not be tolerated by us under any circumstances. Don’t do it.

How to cite correctly

You stumbled upon a thought worth sharing? Great - this is what knugget is built for! Now we there is an easy way and a hard way to get it done:

The easy way

There is no copyright on thoughts, facts or ideas – the author has a copyright on her/his choice of words. The easiest way to make use of your knugget is simply rephrasing what was said. Done? Done!

The hard way

If you want to cite from a book or blog post, this is possible as well. However, you have to follow these steps, to cite correctly:

  1. 1. Build your own thought on top of your citation: Engage with and extend the thought or idea from your excerpt.
  2. 2. Keep the citation as long as necessary but as short as possible: Cite a sentence or two that carry the essence of your knugget. Rule of thumb: 1/3 quote, 2/3 your thoughts (at least).
  3. 3. Don’t make changes within the citation: Leave it in its original beauty (even if it contains mistakes).
  4. 4. Use quotation marks to highlight the citation.
  5. 5. Add the source you cite from in the source field of the collection or knugget. Add as much information to the source as you have.

Thanks a lot for your attention! Let's get knugging 🤸