Great rules help set the tone of your Facebook group. They lay the foundation of your community and are the perfect way to communicate how group members can positively contribute.
Many admins prefer to add Facebook group rules right when they’re starting their community instead of doing that later. This way it becomes easier for members and they know what to expect from a particular group.
Here’s sharing five sample rules and regulations for a Facebook group that will leave you inspired and help you create your own rules or update your existing ones.
5 Sample Rules and Regulations for a Facebook Group
1. Tell what to post on what day
Just like how the admins of Growth and Monetization for Facebook group admins have specified that Tuesdays are for sharing admin success and Fridays for collaborating with other admins, you can do the same.
If you’ve fixed certain days for a particular type of post in your community, mention them in your Facebook group rules. This would give members clarity as to what kind of posts will be entertained on a particular day of the week, so they shall post accordingly.
2. Convey your group’s culture
The admin of Super Indian Women, a women-only Facebook group that connects buyers and sellers from all over the world, explicitly puts out there what is expected of people in her community.
Look at rule four and five, where she has explained that this is a paid group and no price war amongst the sellers and service providers of the group shall be entertained. If they’re found guilty, they’d be removed from the community.
This way, you’re communicating your group’s culture and telling members and potential members that no misbehavior is entertained.
3. Suggest members what they should do
The admin of Mommies World – For U & Me suggests that members search for their queries through relevant keywords before posting.
The community has a clear policy of not approving repetitive posts and hence conveys it out loud by means of their group rules.
4. Communicate what’s not allowed
The admin of Moms Magic Cooking (a food group) makes it a point to tell you that posting non-veg recipes is a complete no-no. And that the community expects members to post only veg recipes.
Through this rule, members and potential members know that this is a veg group and can choose to join/ not join accordingly.
5. Mention any specific requirements
In the Certified Community Manager Study Group, the admin has clearly mentioned that anyone who wishes to join the community should be a member of Facebook for at least one year.
Seeing this, potential members know they won’t be allowed to join if they do not fit under this criterion.
These were a few examples of sample rules and regulations for a Facebook group that will help you get started, especially if you are a new admin.
Also know that Facebook allows you to add basic group rules from the settings that you can edit according to your group anytime you wish.
If you wish to know the stepwise process of adding Facebook group rules or anything else about rules in general, please feel free to check out this blog👇🏻
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