Code of Conduct


Creating a safe, positive space for everyone

The problems we must overcome as we take on the challenge of creating alternatives to corporate surveillance are not ones that any single demographic can solve by itself. The traditional lack of diversity in the free and open community is one of the factors that has held us back from effectively creating solutions for mainstream problems. Indie tech must be diverse and egalitarian at its core if it is to succeed.

Anyone using this forum is required to agree with the following code of conduct. We will enforce this code. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

tl;dr: Don’t be a Jerk

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Please contact @aral, @laura, or @jo.

The Quick Version

This forum is dedicated to providing a diverse, egalitarian, welcoming, and harassment-free environment and experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, atheism, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of forum participants in any form. Forum participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the forum at the discretion of the forum administrators.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, sustained disruption, and unwelcome sexual attention.

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

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the forum administrators may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the forum.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an administrator immediately. You can do so via the forum by messaging @aral, @laura, or @jo.

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