Community Code of Conduct
All members of our chat communities are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout all channels. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help to ensure a safe environment for everybody.
- Be excellent to each other
- Do not harass others
- Don’t spam the channels with links that provide no value to the community
The Quick Version
Our community, including Discord and Telegram, is dedicated to providing a harassment-free communication experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate the harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate in any channels.
This code of conduct applies to all “IT from Valdemar” and Telegram spaces, including public channels, private channels, and direct messages, both online and off. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of the organizers. This is a safe space, let’s keep it that way.
The Less Quick Version
Harassment includes offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images, deliberate intimidation, stalking, sustained disruption of channels or other mediums, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Organizers are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. Organizers should not use sexualized content or otherwise create a sexualized environment.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the Discord or Telegram group organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the Discord or Telegram group.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or a member of the moderator’s group immediately.
Organizers will be happy to help participants experiencing harassment feel safe for the duration of their time in our community. We value your contribution to the community.
If you are being harassed by a member of the “IT from Valdemar” group, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact email@example.com or a member of the moderator’s group. Organizers will respond as soon as they are able. If the person who is harassing you is on the admin team, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident.
In order to protect volunteers from abuse and burnout, we reserve the right to reject any report we believe to have been made in bad faith. Reports intended to silence legitimate criticism may be deleted without response.
We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we’ve received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them, if we believe that doing so will increase the safety of community members or the general public. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.