Code of Conduct
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Code of Conduct

For all services of,,, and their sub-domains. Community is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

This code of conduct applies to all (and services offered by, both online and offline. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or excluded from these services at the discretion of the response team.

Some (and spaces may have additional rules in place, which will be made clearly available to participants. Participants are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules.

Harassment includes

  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, age, race, or religion.
  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, education, drug use, and employment.
  • Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names.
  • Inappropriate or off-topic sexual images or behaviour in situations where they’re not appropriate.
  • Physical contact and simulated physical contact (e.g. textual descriptions like “hugging” or “backrub”) without consent or after being asked to stop.
  • Threats of Violence.
  • Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm.
  • Intentional intimidation.
  • Stalking or following.
  • Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes.
  • Sustained disruption of discussion.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others.
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease.
  • Deliberate “outing” of any aspect of a person’s identity without their consent except as necessary to protect vulnerable people from intentional abuse.
  • Publication of non-harassing private communication. (and prioritizes marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. The response team reserves the right not to act on complaints regarding:
  • ‘Reverse’-isms, including ‘reverse racism,’ ‘reverse sexism,’ and ‘cisphobia’.
  • Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as “leave me alone,” “go away,” or “I’m not discussing this with you.”
  • Communicating in a ‘tone’ you don’t find congenial.
  • Criticizing racist, sexist, cissexist, or otherwise oppressive behaviour or assumptions.


If you are being harassed by a user of (and, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the response team at contact(a) If the person who is harassing you is a member of the team, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident. We will respond as promptly as we can.

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 (and members or the general public. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.


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

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, response team may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from all (and/or spaces and identification of the participant as a harasser to other (or members or the general public. Community


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