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In addition to the informal fun-governing Hacks 'R' Us Policy, we also all agree to follow and respect our Code of Conduct, a derivative of Community Covenant.

Community Covenant

Our Goal

This community is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

Applicability and Scope

This code of conduct applies to all of this community's spaces, including public channels, private channels and direct messages, both online and off. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of the administrators.

Where the community's Policy and this Code of Conduct could be seen to be in conflict, this Code of Conduct takes precedence.

Toward a Welcoming and Safe Environment

We hope to create an environment in which diverse individuals can collaborate and interact in a positive and affirming way. Examples of behaviour that contributes to creating this sort of environment include:

Anti-Harassment Statement

This community will not tolerate harassment of any kind. Examples of harassment include:

If you have questions or concerns about these issues please feel free to message a member of the conduct group, ask in the #policy channel, or ask for an opportunity to explore the issue with a moderator and volunteers.


If you are being harassed by a member of our community, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact any of the conduct group who are in the @mods Discord group via Direct Message. If the person who is harassing you is on the conduct group, they will not be involved in handling or resolving the incident.

The conduct group will respond to any complaint as promptly as possible we can. If you do not get a timely response (for example, if no members of the @mods group are currently online) then please put your personal safety and well-being first, and consider logging out. Messages left for offline members of the team on Discord will be responded to asynchronously as soon as possible.

This code of conduct applies to our community's spaces, but if you are being harassed by a member of our community outside our spaces, we still want to know about it. We will take all good-faith reports of harassment by our members, especially the conduct group, seriously. This includes harassment outside our spaces and harassment that took place at any point in time. The conduct group reserves the right to exclude people from the community based on their past behaviour, including behaviour outside of our spaces and behaviour towards people who are not in this community.

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 disregarded without response.

Enforcement Process

Every code of conduct violation report will be treated with seriousness and care. If a member's immediate safety and security is threatened, an individual conduct group member may take any action that they deem appropriate, up to and including temporarily banning the offender from the community. In less urgent situations, at least two conduct group members will discuss the offense and mutually arrive at a suitable response, which will be shared with the offender privately. Whatever the resolution that they decide upon, the decision of the conduct group members involved in a violation case will be considered final.

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 our 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, the conduct group may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the community and identification of the participant as a harasser to other members. At the discretion of the conduct group team, or by request, one or more of the parties involved may request to discuss the violation and how to avoid similar situations in the future.


This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Community Covenant (https://community-covenant.net), version 1.0, available at https://community-covenant.net/version/1/0/. The Community Covenant is an open source effort and is built on codes of conduct that came before it, including the Contributor Covenant and the LGBTQ in Tech community code of conduct.


Community Covenant by Coraline Ada Ehmke is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://community-covenant.net/.