newline Discord Server Chat Code of Conduct

Welcome!#

This Discord chat is intended to be a friendly, helpful place where we can discuss the newline books and courses and programming in general.

We want this to be a fun, pleasant, and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Logs and Records:#

The things you say here will at some point become public. We intend to publish a public record of this chat on our website. This will help the archives be searchable in the future and discoverable by the web at large. Please exercise caution and refrain from sharing sensitive information that could harm you or others if it became public.

Similarly, even in private chats: Please be mindful that things you say here in private may at some point become public. We cannot prevent people from screencapping or otherwise logging this channel. We also can't guarantee that every member's login credentials and logged-in devices are secure. Files uploaded here can be downloaded by anyone with a login.

We intend to retain all logs forever and publicly publish the chat room logs on our website.

Harassment:#

Harassment includes:

  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion

  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.

  • Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names

  • Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behavior in spaces where they’re not appropriate

  • Simulated physical contact (e.g. textual descriptions like “hug” or “backrub”) without consent or after a request to stop.

  • Threats of violence

  • Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm

  • Deliberate intimidation

  • Sustained disruption of discussion

  • Unwelcome sexual attention

  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease

  • Publication of non-harassing private communication

Reporting#

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the admins. They'll respond as promptly as they can.

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. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.

Consequences#

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the admins may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from this chat and identifying the participant publicly as someone about whom we've received complaints.

Credits and License#

This code of conduct is based on Annalee Flower Horne's Sample Slack Code of Conduct, which is in turn based on Geek Feminism's Community Anti-Harassment Policy. We have adapted the Sample Slack Code of Conduct for our own use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.