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 expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.
- Be excellent to each other
- Do not harass others
- Don’t spam the channels with links which provide no value to the community We encourage the use of real names. We value human relationships over anonymous
The Quick Version
Our community, including Discord, is dedicated to providing a harassment-free communication experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate in any channels.
This code of conduct applies to Discord, 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 Discord group organizers. This is a safe space, let’s keep it that way.
The Less Quick Version
Harassment includes offensive comments about 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 behaviour are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the Discord group organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the Discord group.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact Valdemar (email@example.com) or a member of the group organizers and moderators 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 Discord group, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or a moderator. 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 members or the general public. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.
This Code of Conduct is heavily based on the Conference Code of Conduct and the ZA Developers Code of Conduct for Slack.