What is a Top Contributor?
2018.09.11

Users who contribute valuable posts and comments, and receive the most likes from the Blind community in the last 3 months on their contributions, are recognized as a Top Contributor with a Top Contributor Badge.


Top Contributors can choose to display their badge to add credibility to their posts or hide their badge for further anonymity by navigating to My Page > Edit Profile. The option to toggle between displaying and hiding the Top Contributor Badge can be found below your username.


Top Contributors are newly announced on the first day of every month.

Actively post meaningful, high-quality content to become a Top Contributor!

What is Blind?
2018.08.01

Blind is an anonymous community app for the workplace. Our vision in creating this space was to break down professional barriers and hierarchy; bringing more candid conversations amongst professionals in the same company and/or industry.

What services/channels does Blind offer?
2018.08.01

Blind is comprised of multiple channels: Topics Channels, Tech Lounge, Startup Lounge, and Private Company Channels.


Topics Channels allow all users across different companies and industries to connect with each other according to different concerns or interests, and through features like tagging and mentions. Our current Topics Channels include: Career, Crypto, Work Visa, Compensation, Women in Tech, Engineering, Sales/Marketing, Startups, Design, Finance, Product Management, Data Science, Politics, Diversity, Relationships, Miscellaneous, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Ask me Anything (AMA), and #MeToo.  


Tech Lounge is an exclusive channel that allows employees from the largest tech companies to connect with one another and give unfiltered career advice. To access the Tech Lounge, users must have a verified work email address from one of the 300 largest tech companies in the US. Users who create an account with their LinkedIn profile without a work email cannot enjoy full access to the Tech Lounge until they complete further verification with a work email.


Startup Lounge is an invitation-only channel exclusive to hand-picked startups and small companies. Users on this channel can take advantage of the “Hide Company” feature designed to offer a greater sense of security.


Private Company Channels are unique to each company and serve to foster more intimate discussions and meaningful exchange of information among colleagues. After more than 30 employees of a given company have joined Blind by verifying with a company email address, a private company channel is created for that specific company. Users who create an account through LinkedIn cannot fully access their company channel until they have completed further verification with a work email.
How safe is Blind?
2018.08.01

In the world of security, nothing is foolproof. That is why our patented infrastructure has been designed to capture as minimal information on our users as possible.


The work domain you verify with is salted and hashed multiple times, then deleted. Even our admins have no access to this information.


Your user accounts live in an entirely separate database. We don’t ask for access to your location, device IDs, contacts or anything that could potentially risk your privacy.


Can I change/add a company name?
2018.08.01

Unfortunately, there is no feature to "change" or “add” companies on your current account. In order to display a different company, you must hit "Reset Blind" under "Settings" on the Blind app, and create a new account by verifying with your new work email.

Why does my company name show up as “New”?
2018.08.01

Your company name showing as “New” means your company has not yet officially been verified by Blind.


This process is in place in order to prevent fake companies from posting all over the forum. All companies will eventually have their names changed from “New” to their official company name. Company names are important as they give more context to our users when they are posting and commenting on Blind, and create a more professional and trusted environment.  

Why should I enter my job specialty?
2018.08.01

This is completely up to you, as we wish to respect your professional identity. Marking your profession or location will allow our system to better tailor your experience to match your interests.

If you do enter this information, content that mentions your job speciality and/or company will show up first on your Timeline.

How do I delete/reset my account?
2018.08.01

You can delete your account by going to "My Page" -> "Setting" -> "Reset Blind"


Once you “Reset Blind” or delete your account, all information related to Blind is immediately deleted from your device. There will be no trace of your user information anywhere as nothing is saved for security purposes. We believe in the privacy of our users. Please be advised that resetting your account will not delete your posts and comments from Blind.


If you wish to delete your posts and comments from Blind, please manually delete your posts through the Blind App before resetting your account. Doing so means they will disappear from Blind and even our servers. Even our admins have no way of resurfacing what was deleted.

What happens when I flag a post or comment?
2018.08.01

Our philosophy has always been to allow the community to both generate and moderate on Blind. This is the best way to ensure that our content has voice, relevance and minimal censorship.


When you flag a post or a comment, our flagging engine kicks in. Each flag is weighed differently based on flagging category, velocity of flags and user activity.


A piece of content will be removed and the original poster will be notified if it receives enough flags. The system will ban OPs for multiple offenses ranging from 3 days to a month and in rare cases, forever.

Community Guidelines
2018.08.01

Community Guidelines

At Blind, we hope to foster a diverse and transparent space that gives an equitable voice to every member of our community. In order to do this, it is imperative that we create an online space where any member would be able to feel welcomed on Blind.


While we are a self-moderating community, we also have clear values that we want to center. Here are some common-sense guidelines that’ll help you steer away from trouble on Blind. Please also use these ground rules as a reference to help us create a more welcoming community through flagging posts that fall under the categories below.


Bullying / Harassment

We want you to use Blind without fear of being subjected to malicious harassment or threats. In cases where harassment crosses the line into a malicious attack it should be flagged. In other cases where users may be mildly annoying, they should be ignored.


Harassment may include :


Discrimination / Hate Speech
We encourage free speech and believe in defending your right to express unpopular points of view, but we don't permit hate speech/discriminatory speech. Hate speech refers to content that promotes violence against or has the primary purpose of inciting hatred against individuals or groups based on certain attributes, such as Race, Ethnicity, Religion, Disability, Gender, Age, Veteran status, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity.


There is a clear line between what is and what is not considered to be hate speech. For example, it is generally accepted that it is okay to criticize a nation-state or hold a political opinion on issues like immigration. However, if the primary purpose of the content is to incite hatred against a group of people solely based on their ethnicity, or if the content promotes violence based on any of the above mentioned attributes, it violates our values.


Blind may be an anonymous application, but we expect that our users recognize that anonymity does not nullify accountability. We believe that our users come from a diverse set of backgrounds and we expect that our users will work towards building a digital space that is open and welcoming to all.

Trolling

We enjoy and encourage playful jokes on Blind. Unlike jokes, which seek to entertain all users on Blind, trolling seeks to elicit angry or negative responses from others by making deliberately offensive or provocative posts. Please help us create a stronger community by flagging posts and comments that attempt to troll others.


Company Secrets

Some information related to companies are not meant to be shared publicly and we believe that it is up to the jurisdiction of company employees to properly manage this information through flagging.


Spam

No one likes spam. Please help us by flagging any spam that you find.


Invasion of Privacy

We at Blind deeply value the privacy of our users. While it is impossible to trace any particular individual on Blind to any particular account, we also do not condone any attempts to guess at or reveal information about any particular individuals online. Please flag content that violate this guideline. Revealing someone’s personal information, including sensitive personally identifiable information such as social security numbers, passport numbers, or bank account numbers is unacceptable on Blind.


Impersonation

Blind is an anonymous community. We expect that our users are able to respect rather than abuse our platform. Attempts to impersonate others irregardless of the reason is unacceptable behavior on Blind. Please help us flag content if you find others impersonating individuals on Blind.


Inappropriate Content

We hope to foster a supportive, professional and occasionally playful community on our platform. Some content simply isn’t relevant or appropriate for Blind. Inappropriate content may include overly sexual content, nudity, as well as content that may make others feel deeply uncomfortable.


Topic Relevance

Topics should be posted in the accurate space online. If posts are irrelevant to the topics page, please flag the post.



Each of you are an important member of the Blind community. If you see something that you feel violates what we stand for, please use our in-app flagging features to shape conversations and the overall voice of Blind.


We believe there is a need for neutral transparency in the workplace. Please join us in building an honest workplace community that is informative, supportive and safe.