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This policy is a "living" document, and subject to refinement and expansion in the future.

Newwwie Slack Group should be a safe place for everybody regardless of

  • gender, gender identity or gender expression
  • sexual orientation
  • disability
  • physical appearance (including but not limited to body size)
  • race
  • age
  • religion

As someone who is part of this Slack, you agree that:

  • We are collectively and individually committed to safety and inclusivity.
  • We have zero tolerance for abuse, harassment, or discrimination.
  • We respect people’s boundaries and identities.
  • We refrain from using language that can be considered oppressive (systemically or otherwise), eg. sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, classist, etc. - this includes (but is not limited to) various slurs. We avoid using offensive topics as a form of humor.

We actively work towards:

  • Being a safe community
  • Cultivating a network of support & encouragement for each other
  • Encouraging responsible and varied forms of expression

We condemn:

  • Stalking, doxxing, or publishing private information
  • Threats of harm, harassment
  • Anything that compromises people’s safety
  • Solicitation and any form of spam advertising
    • Recruiters / Hiring Managers have their own special channel #recruitment-board for members to opt in.
    • Always disclose if you have a commercial interest as deception is not tolerated.
    • We also condemn soliciting in direct messages or in channels where that information is not appropriate.

These things are NOT OK.

If you say something that is found offensive, and you are called out on it, let’s:

  • Listen without interruption.
  • Believe what the person is saying & do not attempt to disqualify what they have to say.
  • Ask for tips / help with avoiding making the offense in the future.
  • Apologize and ask forgiveness.

Failing to follow the community guidelines as described in this document carries consequences. For minor infractions, you may be temporarily suspended from the Slack. Upon repeat offenses, or if the community believes you are not acting in good faith, you may be asked to leave permanently.

If you experience abuse, harassment, discrimination, or feel unsafe, let a moderator know. Here is a list of the current moderators and their Slack IDs:

  • James Nowland - @james
  • Josh Peak - @josh.peak
  • Cathy Lill - @cathyl
  • Ian Belcher - @ianbelcher
  • Jonathan Milgate - @jonathan

The role of the moderators is to be an unbiased mediator, they will not moderate or edit anything written in the Slack unless it is required as a result of a discussed dispute.

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