Community guidelines are the rules that direct how users should behave in your community. They should encourage valuable discussion and ensure everyone knows what is expected of them.
Guidelines also need to clarify what isn’t allowed in your community and outline what will happen if someone breaks the rules.
Think about what you want people to use your community for and write your guidelines based on this goal.
Make people agree to your rules when they join your community. Consider adding your rules to a sticky post or sidebar to make them easy to access.