& Mesh Community Guidelines and all public and private conversations herein exist to support goTenna Mesh users globally and to exchange ideas with those interested in scaling an alternative, people-powered communication layer. and Mesh Community includes both active goTenna Mesh users and those interested in contributing productively to the evolution and utility of a functional peer-to-peer mesh network.

We encourage you to join the network by getting your own goTenna Mesh devices, registering your nodes on the network map, and participating in the community. We will be providing various levels of endorsement and support to Meshers who help grow the network, drive the conversation positively, and encourage others “into the mesh.”

Before you get started on and Mesh Community, please take a moment to review the definitions and guidelines below.

Definitions Provides access to the goTenna Mesh Network Map, access to your account information and settings, and a portal to Mesh Community.

Mesh Community: Our public discussions platform that can be accessed directly at or from the navigation bar on

Users: You’ll find many different users on and Mesh Community, all there to share information and experiences about goTenna Mesh and related topics.

Meshers: Active goTenna Mesh users who support mesh networks as a parallel or additional layer of communications.

MOAN: The “Mother of All Nodes” term was born of a project started by a Mesher and is now actively used by users to refer to very powerful goTenna Mesh node setups, involving major (warranty-breaking-but-nonetheless-fun) hacking to their devices’ RF and hardware components.

Node: A node in the goTenna Mesh network is any goTenna Mesh device. We’ve broadly categorized them (for now) on our map as two different kinds:

Area node(s): “Area nodes show general locations where meshers regularly use their devices.”

Stationary relay nodes: show where meshers have placed stationary, continuously powered-on devices (e.g. connected to wall outlets, solar power, etc.)”

In Mesh Community, you might also hear nodes described as “paired” or “unpaired” which refers to whether they are paired to an iOS or Android device. Similarly, you might hear that a node is “mobile” v. “stationary” which simply indicates whether it’s always in one place or not.

Community Moderators: These are currently goTenna employees dedicated to supporting Mesh Community. They’re here to encourage conversation and are there to mediate if there is a disagreement or conflict. Today these are @MikeR , @danielagotenna, @anon62894636 and @bsimanski .

Staff: In addition, there are several other goTenna employees who participate in the community. Anyone from goTenna might jump in at any time to help foster productive dialogue and/or answer questions!

Badges: Public notice that any Mesher can earn by contributing positively to and/or Mesh Community. Click here to learn more about how to earn badges.

Community Guidelines

We support an open and friendly environment on and in Mesh Community. This is a platform for collaboratively building out the goTenna Mesh network, sharing experiences, asking questions, helping one another, and giving feedback about goTenna Mesh and/or mesh networking generally.

In this community, however, it’s important to be respectful of one another, of any employees or affiliates of goTenna; to act with good intentions; and to use good judgment. Here are some baselines:


  • Introduce yourself on the Introductions thread
  • Update your profile and add your node
  • Be respectful, friendly, and sincere; use appropriate tone and language
  • Encourage others, especially new users
  • Ask for help, help others, and share what you know
  • Provide constructive, helpful answers and feedback
  • Give enough detail, including screenshots and links if needed
  • Use the Mesh Community search tool to make sure the question or topic you’re thinking of posting about isn’t already covered somewhere else; similarly, help direct others to existing threads
  • Start a new thread instead of leading an existing one in a totally different direction
  • Report feature and enhancement requests for goTenna Mesh,, and Mesh Community
  • Report anything on that makes you uncomfortable to the Community Moderators via DM


  • Report one-off product bugs; but please DO email to open a ticket if you need help using goTenna Mesh effectively — it will be the best route to receiving accurate and efficient responses
  • Solicit community members for any commercial purpose
  • Post or link content that is deceptive, fraudulent, threatening, libelous, harassing, hateful, offensive, inappropriate, or that promotes or encourages illegal activities or pornography
  • Post or link viruses, bots, worms, trojan horses or other malicious software, or utilize the community to post, link to, generate, distribute or promote any kind of spam
  • Post or link content that violates anyone’s intellectual property rights (including copyright, patent, trademark, publicity, moral and other property or proprietary rights), personal privacy rights, or which you do not have the right to post or link to. You may link to other community content or publicly available goTenna documentation if appropriately attributed and relevant
  • Post or link confidential or disparaging information related to goTenna, its customers, community members, partners, affiliates or vendors or any third party. We encourage constructive feedback, but no one here deserves harassment or trolling!
  • Misrepresent yourself or lie about your identity or affiliation or falsely imply any association or sponsorship by goTenna
  • Answer community questions you’re unsure about; if you don’t know the answer, it’s better not to disperse misleading or incorrect information
  • Engage in any personal conflict or provocative dialogue with another User, Community Moderator or goTenna Employee

We reserve the right to immediately remove any posts that do not conform to our Community Guidelines. We also reserve the right to temporarily or permanently suspend or bar a user who violates these Community Guidelines.

To report behavior or content that violates or is inconsistent with these Community Guidelines, please email

Improve the Discussions

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.
The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.
One way to improve the discussion is by discovering ones that are already happening. Spend time browsing the topics here before replying or starting your own, and you’ll have a better chance of meeting others who share your interests.

Your Participation Counts

The conversations we have here set the tone for every new arrival. Help us influence the future of this community by choosing to engage in discussions that make this forum an interesting place to be — and avoiding those that do not.
Discourse provides tools that enable the community to collectively identify the best (and worst) contributions: bookmarks, likes, flags, replies, edits, and so forth. Use these tools to improve your own experience, and everyone else’s, too.
Let’s leave our community better than we found it.

If You See a Problem, Flag It

Moderators have special authority; they are responsible for this forum. But so are you. With your help, moderators can be community facilitators, not just janitors or police.

When you see bad behavior, don’t reply. It encourages the bad behavior by acknowledging it, consumes your energy, and wastes everyone’s time. Just flag it. If enough flags accrue, action will be taken, either automatically or by moderator intervention.

In order to maintain our community, moderators reserve the right to remove any content and any user account for any reason at any time. Moderators do not preview new posts; the moderators and site operators take no responsibility for any content posted by the community.

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 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. :wink:
  • Rather than taking an existing topic in a radically different direction, use Reply as a Linked Topic.

Provide Constructive Feedback

All discussions in Mesh Community should remain positive in nature, and this counts for product feedback to us, your friendly goTenna staff, as well. Product complaints, outside of constructive functionality feedback or requests for non-individualized assistance, should be directed to

Remember, this is a community-driven network! Mesh Community should remain a venue that helps improve your and others’ goTenna Mesh experience. With this in mind, any posts that don’t provide constructive feedback or neighborly words of wisdom are subject to removal by moderators.

Post Only Your Own Stuff

You may not post anything digital that belongs to someone else without permission. You may not post descriptions of, links to, or methods for stealing someone’s intellectual property (software, video, audio, images), or for breaking any other law.

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