Community Guidelines

Welcome to the LetsUpgrade Community.


We insist you take a few minutes and read through our Community User Guidelines. This guideline will help us build a community that is rooted in kindness, collaboration, and mutual respect. LetsUpgrade is a platform for professionals as well as complete beginners. Join us in building a community where people feel welcomed and can participate, regardless of their expertise or identity.


First and foremost, we request that you please be respectful when interacting with other members of the community and our moderating team.



Please observe all of the following rules:

  1. All content on community.letsupgrade.in should be written in English.
  2. Be kind, patient, and welcoming. If you see someone struggling or in need of help, support them. It may be hard for new users to get acquainted and become a part of the community
  3. Be respectful to other members and do not insult others or use obscene language.
  4. No spamming. Do not clutter the boards with off-topic posts. We will modify or delete posts that don't add value to the discussion.
  5. This site uses post-moderation (as opposed to pre-moderation), which enables fast communication. As a result, posts may occasionally appear that are later deleted. This is a necessary feature of sites that do not moderate or otherwise set up barriers in advance in order to handle a small subset of inappropriate posts.
  6. Users of this Community are encouraged to fill out real-name, detailed professional profiles. This promotes members' work, helps networking and career development, and puts discussions in a meaningful perspective. Impersonation or having multiple accounts on the forum is not allowed.
  7. Our points system is meant to reward the community members for sharing questions and answers, so creating multiple accounts or posting content for the sole purpose of gaining points or soliciting others for points is not permitted. Posting filler answers to a question in an effort to be first to answer, or copying and pasting other members' answers, are also forms of inappropriate means.
  8. LetsUpgrade Community trademark and logo is the property of LetsUpgrade India. A person or company should never use this trademark or logo without written permission from LetsUpgrade. To get permission, write a letter to sai@itm.edu. Include a description of why you are asking and how the logo or trademark will be used.
  9. Do not share sensitive personal data or information. Sensitive personal data or information of a person means such personal information which consists of information relating to:
    1. Password;
    2. Financial information such as Bank account or credit card or debit card or other payment instrument details ;
    3. Physical, physiological and mental health condition;
    4. Sexual orientation;
    5. Medical records and history;
    6. Biometric information;
    7. Any detail relating to the above clauses as provided to body corporate for providing service; and
    8. Any of the information received under above clauses by body corporate for processing, stored or processed under lawful contract or otherwise:
    9. Personal contact information or physical address details

You can only actively participate in the LetsUpgrade Community if you are registered and logged in, otherwise, the site is read-only. i.e. You can only browse. Use the appropriate option from Question, Discussion, Posts, Article depending on your content and purpose.

We urge you to go through the following guidelines before you start contributing to the LetsUpgrade Community.



General Guidelines for posting content on the community :

  1. Please post your content in the appropriate category. This will expedite the support process and might help you get quicker responses. Many of our experts only monitor threads based on their fields of expertise and in order to get their attention, posting your question in the correct category becomes critical.
  2. Please consider inserting appropriate topics when creating a new discussion, post or question. As discussed above this tends to get more attention.
  3. Once you learn a certain answer or have gained expertise in a certain topic in a discussion, please take a moment to help someone out in the Community.
  4. Before you do that please browse the LetsUpgrade Community to see if anyone has already asked the same question/post/discussion. You can use the search feature to look for keywords, and you can narrow your search in specific categories. You can also use the "Popular Topics in the sidebar" to find related posts.
  5. If you find a post to be helpful, the least you can do is to like it. Many of our users and moderators volunteer their free time to help out on the LetsUpgrade Community. The least amount of appreciation one can show them is to hit the ‘Like’ button.
  6. Don't solicit likes, comments, or posts. Users should like and comment when they run across something they find interesting—not for promotion.
  7. When including links, please submit the canonical URL. Avoid link shorteners.
  8. Don't be snarky. Have curious conversations; don't cross-examine. Comments should get more thoughtful and substantive, not less, as a topic gets more divisive.
  9. Please respond to the strongest plausible interpretation of what someone says, not a weaker one that's easier to criticize. Assume good faith.
  10. Please don't post shallow dismissals, especially of other people's work. A good critical comment teaches us something.
  11. No Flaming! Criticism must be constructive, well-meaning, and well-articulated. Please, no tantrums. Rants directed at any other contributor are simply unacceptable and will not be tolerated. The same goes for profanity. LetsUpgrade community environment expects higher-order language.
  12. Please submit the original source. If a post reports on something found on another site, submit the latter.
  13. Code snippets are intended to provide useful code examples where necessary. Please be sure to include them wherever needed, as they will help in the understanding.
  14. Please do not share the resources of LetsUpgrade Community on any third party websites for public use. These are meant for individuals' personal use.

A. Questions

This post type is useful when the members are looking to get a definitive answer to a question. Members can add comments, post answers, and upvote. You can also allow members to create polls and ask anonymously.

  1. If you’re here to get help, make it as easy as possible for others to help you.
  2. Questions should contain enough information for meaningful answers to be posted, and make clear how answers can meet their expectations. Include relevant code, images, etc with your question/discussion to make it easy for others to help you.
  3. Use the request answer feature to request answers from a specific user(s) in the community.
  4. If you have a new question, please create a ‘New Question. Posts with a lot of discussions and lengthy answers tend to get lesser attention from someone who might help.
  5. If a question is cross-posted by another user of the community, this should be clearly indicated. A link to the other posting is also strongly recommended. Such links save readers time, help to avoid duplication of effort and are quite useful for disseminating good responses.
  6. Add replies to a question or other answers to their respective comment sections, not as a new answer.
  7. Don’t spam. Don’t repost the exact same answer that is already answered by other community users, unless you have a better solution to the given problem. If you have any suggestions for a given answer by another user, please post it in the comments/replies section.
  8. If your answer consists of code written by another user in the same question thread, be kind to mention the user in the answer.

B. Discussions

With discussions, members can create content with a rich text editor that gives ample space to give a title and a text editor to provide additional details. This allows the members to carry out ongoing discussions with threaded replies.

  1. Please participate in this shared learning environment. We encourage you to avoid lurking in the cyberspace background. It is not enough to log in and read the discussion thread of others. For you and others to grow we want you to actively participate in the discussion and get maximum benefit, at the end of the day we intend that everyone should contribute.
  2. If you have more experience with online discussion communities than the person who lacks or has no experience, we request you to lend a helping hand to them. Explain the user with a good example, and they’ll appreciate it.
  3. Please read everything thoroughly in the discussion thread before replying. This will help you avoid repeating something someone else has already answered.
  4. Acknowledge the points made with which you agree and suggest alternatives for those with which you don’t.
  5. Make the effort to be specific and to articulate your point, without being preachy or pompous. Be direct. Stay on point. Don’t lose yourself, or your readers, in overly wordy sentences or paragraphs.
  6. Write as if you were writing a term paper. Correct spelling, grammatical construction, and sentence structure are expected in every other writing activity. Online discussions are no different
  7. Lastly, we ask you to polish your presentation by reading your post out loud before hitting the button. This will tell you a lot about whether your grammar and sentence construction is correct, your tone is appropriate, and your contribution is clear or not.

C. Posts

Posts are apt for creating short updates and enabling members to react by liking and commenting. With posts, you can allow members to upload files and videos that would be processed with a native video player.

  1. Please don't do things to make titles stand out, like using uppercase or exclamation points, or saying how great aa post is. It's implicit in submitting something that you think it's important.
  2. If you submit a video or pdf, please mention it by appending [video] or [pdf] to the title.
  3. Do not make repetitive posts for the same content.
  4. If the title begins with a number or number + gratuitous adjective, we'd appreciate it if you'd crop it. E.g. translate "5 Ways To Do X" to "How To Do X," and "10 Amazing Ys" to "Ys." Exception: when the number is meaningful, e.g. "The 5 Top Languages."
  5. Otherwise please use the original title, unless it is misleading or linkbait; don't editorialize.
  6. Please don't delete and repost the same thing. Deletion is for things that shouldn't have been submitted in the first place.

D. Articles

Create long-form articles such as blogs and knowledge-base posts with a rich text editor. Allow members to react to the articles by commenting, liking and empowering them to post ongoing threaded comments.

  1. Choose a specific title for your article. Do not Plagiarize content. Articles must be unique and original. Use proper tags and topics related to your article.
  2. Write a good introduction to your article. In general, aim for an introduction that provides a brief rundown of what the reader will learn from the article, in a few sentences.
  3. Proper formatting of the articles is as important as the content. Write in a proper format and make use of tools like Heading, paragraph, Bold, Italics, code blocks (for code snippets), Bulleting, numbering and proper English grammar and punctuation- to make the article more readable to the users. Clear and well-written articles are more likely to be read, understood, and liked as they are long-form.
  4. Language and content: Don’t use internet abbreviations and languages like IDK, lol in the articles. Keep it standard and genuine to whatever you feel and want to express through the community, which will help other members to learn, connect and grow. Use only English and try to avoid spelling mistakes.
  5. Include not only “what code” the reader should use, but also what “it does”. This will help the reader to know the specific application of codes used. Provide examples to illustrate the steps more clearly, if possible
  6. Articles should cite sources for data, scientific findings, outside research, or other factual information verifiable by a third party. Don’t make up your stories in the Articles.
  7. When composing an article, you should include all the necessary information and procedures within it. If some article requires an additional foundation, be sure to link to an onsite background article or provide further reputable sources. But don’t just put a link to another website with a heading and post it as an article.

Thank you for reading out.

All content must comply with the community guidelines mentioned above irrespective of the content-type.