Post Status Confirms New Community Code of Conduct

Drawing heavily from the WordPress/WordCamp Code of Conduct, Post Status has implemented a new Post Status Community Code of Conduct.

While the Post Status Community works really well at self-moderating, a community like ours should always have a standard for conduct. This newly confirmed code of conduct sets a base level for behavior and respect, and establishes a reporting structure and sanctions for breaking the code of conduct.

1. Purpose

Post Status is committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, age, caste, social class, preferred operating system, programming language, or text editor, among other identifying characteristics.

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behavior as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

We invite all participants to help us realize a safe and positive experience for everyone.

2. Expected Behavior

  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and speech.
  • Be mindful of your fellow participants. Alert Post Status administrators if you notice a dangerous or unwelcoming situation or someone in distress.
  • Participate in an authentic and active way.

3. Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by any Post Status participants on Slack or at online or in-person events. 

Harassment includes (participation spaces like Post Status Slack and Post Status online or in-person events): offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including Post Status Slack DM’s between community members); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

4. Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated by anyone in the Post Status community spaces, whether in Post Status Slack or at a Post Status online or in-person event.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the Post Status administrators may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from Post Status Slack or an online or in-person event without warning or refund.

5. What to Do If You Witness or Are Subject to Unacceptable Behavior

If you are subject to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify a Post Status administrator as soon as possible.

The Post Status team will be available to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, to provide escorts, or to otherwise assist those experiencing unacceptable behavior (at online or in-person events) to feel safe for the duration of the event, or confer with participants regarding unacceptable behavior to feel safe participating in Post Status Slack.

6. Scope

We expect all Post Status participants (sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other guests) to abide by this code of conduct on Post Status Slack and Post-Status-related social events.

7. Contact Information

Administrators for Post Status Slack and Post Status online and in-person events include Cory Miller, Lindsey Miller, and Michelle Frechette. You can also direct message any of them in Post Status Slack or use our general contact form.

8. License and Attribution

This Code of Conduct is a direct swipe from the awesome work of Open Source Bridge, but with our business information substituted. The original was published at http://opensourcebridge.org/about/code-of-conduct/ (archive) and was released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

This article was published at Post Status — the community for WordPress professionals.

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