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Rules for the Forum - Code of Conduct
« on: February 17, 2018, 05:56:04 pm »
Informal Comments
Wheaton's Law: "Don't be a dick."

Being a dick will take you the same amount of effort of being awesome. What you will choose?

- The form of communication is also important. Saying "You are doing it wrong and you need to do 1, 2, 3" is not the same as replying "YOU ARE SO WRONG" or just "WRONG". 
- Don't label people, just point out the issue without addressing any personal attack.
- Notice when it is time to move on. If someone just don't want to do what you suggested just move on. There is no need to have the final word on every forum thread or insult people.

Formal Code of Conduct

The OS2World are committed to preserving and fostering a diverse, welcoming community. Below is our community code of conduct, which applies to our organizations and resources like forum, wiki, code repositories, issue trackers, mailing lists, blog content, and any other communication, as well as any private communication initiated in the context of these spaces.

Simply put, community discussions should be

- respectful and kind;
- about OS/2, eCS, ArcaOS (or related to OSes and technology on the general forum);
- about features, issues, source code, not the individuals involved.

Be respectful and constructive.

Treat everyone with respect. Build on each others ideas. Each of us has the right to enjoy our experience and participate without fear of harassment, discrimination, or condescension, whether blatant or subtle. Remember that OS2World is a geographically distributed team and that you may not be communicating with someone in their primary language. We all get frustrated when working on hard problems, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into personal attacks.

Speak up if you see or hear something.

You are empowered to politely engage when you feel that you or others are disrespected. The person making you feel uncomfortable may not be aware of what they are doing - politely bringing their behavior to their attention is encouraged.

If you are uncomfortable speaking up, or feel that your concerns are not being duly considered, you can contact any of the Administrator to request involvement from a community manager. All concerns shared with community managers will be kept confidential. Please note that without a way to contact you, an anonymous report may be difficult to act on. In cases where a public response is deemed necessary, the identities of victims and reporters will remain confidential unless those individuals instruct us otherwise.

While all reports will be taken seriously, the community managers may not act on complaints that they feel are not violations of this code of conduct.

We will not tolerate harassment of any kind, including but not limited to:

-  Harassing comments
-  Intimidation
-  Encouraging a person to engage in self-harm.
-  Sustained disruption or derailing of threads, channels, lists, etc.
-  Offensive or violent comments, jokes or otherwise
-  Inappropriate sexual content
-  Unwelcome sexual or otherwise aggressive attention
-  Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
-  Distribution or threat of distribution of people's personally identifying information, AKA “doxing”

Consequences for failing to comply with this policy may include, at the sole discretion of the community managers:

- a request for an apology;
- a private or public warning or reprimand;
- a temporary ban from the forum, mailing list, blog, repository or organization, or other supported communication group, including loss of committer status;
- a permanent ban from any of the above, or from all current and future related communities, including loss of committer status.

Participants warned to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately; failure to do so will result in an escalation of consequences.

The decisions of the community managers may be appealed contacting the OS2World administrators.


This Code of Conduct is based on the Geek Feminism Code of Conduct, the Django Code of Conduct and the Geek Feminism Wiki “Effective codes of conduct” guide.

This Code of Conduct is available for reuse under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license.