Governance Forum Guidelines

Welcome to the dYdX Community

You are now a part of a pioneering group dedicated to shaping the future of decentralized finance. Our guidelines are crafted not just as a list of rules but as a manifesto that embodies our collective aspirations and commitments. Together, we can build a financial ecosystem that is open, equitable, and profoundly impactful.

Our Shared Mission

We are here to foster a space of collaboration and innovation for the dYdX Protocol. Your insights, discussions, and feedback are vital in steering our course through the exciting democratization of finance.

Guidelines for Enlightened Engagement

TL;DR: Be nice to each other :slightly_smiling_face:

  1. Cultivate Meaningful Conversations: Strive to contribute content that is insightful, informative, and encourages constructive discourse. Every post should be a building block in the edifice of our collective knowledge.

  2. Encourage and Embrace Diversity: We are a global community with a tapestry of perspectives. Celebrate this diversity and engage with an open mind. Our differences drive our innovation and lead us to discover uncharted territories.

  3. Foster a Culture of Respect: Dialogue with dignity. Approach every interaction with the understanding that behind every post, there’s a person. Treat others as you would wish to be treated, and remember that respect is the cornerstone of meaningful exchanges.

  4. Support and Mentorship: Offer your expertise to aid others. Whether it’s guiding newcomers or supporting peers, your knowledge-sharing elevates the entire community.

  5. See Something, Say Something: If you encounter any behavior that detracts from our community’s integrity, report it. By doing so, you help maintain an environment where everyone can contribute without hindrance.

  6. Promote Authenticity: Be genuine in your interactions. Post original content, give credit where it’s due, and abstain from misrepresentation. Authenticity fosters trust, the currency of our community.

  7. Uphold Community Integrity: Avoid posting content that could be considered spam, including self-promotion, solicitation, or irrelevant links. Our community thrives on quality, not quantity.

  8. Keep it Tidy: Make the effort to put things in the right place, so that we can spend more time discussing and less cleaning up. So:

  • Don’t start a topic in the wrong category; please read the category definitions.
  • Don’t cross-post the same thing in multiple topics.
  • Don’t post no-content replies.
  • Don’t divert a topic by changing it midstream.
  • Don’t sign your posts — every post has your profile information attached to it.

Rather than posting “+1” or “Agreed”, use the Like button. Rather than taking an existing topic in a radically different direction, use Reply as a Linked Topic.

Support and Technical Assistance

Our forum is dedicated to fostering governance and development discussions within the dYdX ecosystem. For technical support or product-related queries, please refer to:

To ensure the forum remains focused on its mission, support request topics may be redirected or removed.

Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

Yes, legalese is boring, but we must protect ourselves – and by extension, you and your data – against unfriendly folks. We have a Terms of Use and Privacy Policy describing your (and our) behavior and rights related to content, privacy, and laws.

Security and Vigilance Against Bad Actors

Stay alert to the presence of bad actors. Remember:

  • dYdX staff will never initiate private messages for support.
  • Verify the authenticity of links, especially those claiming to be from dYdX.
  • We will never ask for private information, such as your keys or passwords, nor instruct you to engage with unverified smart contracts.
  • Be cautious of messages about “airdrops” or “reward claims.”

Use the forum’s flag feature to report any suspicious activity, contributing to our community’s safety.

Feedback and Reporting

Your feedback helps us improve. Please use the following forms for suggestions, forum support requests, or reporting issues:


As we venture together in this revolutionary space of decentralized finance, remember that your contributions, large and small, shape the dYdX community. Embrace this journey with an open heart and mind, knowing that together, we are not just participants, but pioneers forging a new financial future.

Welcome aboard, and let’s build a world of possibilities with dYdX :earth_africa: