By participating in the ClojureVerse community, you agree to its rules. These are foremost captured in our Code of Conduct, which is based on the Berlin Code of Conduct. It is both a declaration of intent, stating what is expected for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior, as well as providing a clear black on white summation of which actions and behaviors are not accepted.
More general advice you can find in the FAQ, which we’ve taken verbatim from Discourse, and contains helpful advice on how to be a good forum citizen, as well as some forum-specific rules.
We rely on the community to keep this space friendly and healthy. Everyone is encouraged to flag inappropriate content so the moderators can deal with it. Currently we are a very small team of admins and mods, but as time goes by active community citizens will be promoted to mod status to strengthen our ranks.
Together with the moderator team we will work out clear moderation guidelines, using Discourse’s Moderator Guidelines as a starting point. In general, depending on the severity of the actions, one or more of the following measure will be taken
- Contact the user to resolve the issue
- Send an official warning
- Silence the user
- Lock a user’s trust level
- Suspend the user’s account for a number of days/weeks/months
- Ban the user indefinitely
If you have particular concerns, please send a private message to any of the admins or mods, whoever you are the most comfortable contacting. You can find all current staff members on the About page. Private communication with mods will be handled confidentially.
(Note: in the past ClojureVerse used the same CoC as Chestnut, i.e. the Contributor Covenant, due to its roots as the Chestnut mailing list. This is a great CoC for open source projects, but we consider the Berlin CoC a better fit for a community space, online or offline.)
Below is the full text of the ClojureVerse Code of Conduct.
A primary goal of all the conferences and user groups that refer to this Code of Conduct is to be inclusive to the largest number of contributors, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and religion (or lack thereof).
This Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.
We invite all those who participate in our events to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone.
Open [Source/Culture/Tech] Citizenship
A supplemental goal of this Code of Conduct is to increase open [source/culture/tech] citizenship by encouraging participants to recognize and strengthen the relationships between our actions and their effects on our community.
Communities mirror the societies in which they exist and positive action is essential to counteract the many forms of inequality and abuses of power that exist in society.
If you see someone who is making an extra effort to ensure our community is welcoming, friendly, and encourages all participants to contribute to the fullest extent, we want to know.
- Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you contribute to the health and longevity of this community.
- Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
- Attempt collaboration before conflict.
- Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
- Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert community leaders if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.
Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any participant in our community online, at all related events and in one-on-one communications carried out in the context of community business. Community event venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.
Harassment includes: harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images (including presentation slides); inappropriate depictions of violence (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior
Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including sponsors and those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated.
Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, the community organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning (and without refund in the case of a paid event).
If You Witness or Are Subject to Unacceptable Behavior
If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior,
or have any other concerns, please notify a community organizer as soon as
possible. You can find a list of organizers to contact for each of the
supporters of this code of conduct at the bottom of this page. Additionally,
community organizers are available to help community members engage with local law enforcement or to otherwise help those experiencing unacceptable behavior feel safe. In the context of in-person events, organizers will also provide escorts as desired by the person experiencing distress.
If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify one of the event organizers with a concise description of your grievance. Your grievance will be handled in accordance with our existing governing policies.
We expect all community participants (contributors, paid or otherwise; sponsors; and other guests) to abide by this Code of Conduct in all community venues—online and in-person—as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to community business.
License and attribution
Berlin Code of Conduct is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) license. It is based on the pdx.rb code of conduct.