This code of conduct applies to our website, its editors, and the contributors who make the site what it is. It also covers any commenters and our wider community.
We are a site founded on friendship and shared goals and are volunteering our time and talents to, most importantly, put something positive into the world. This code of conduct was created to give us the tools to solidify that message, be clear about our values, and remember that, at times, we may have conflicting opinions, so will enable us to maintain our vision for however long our community exists.
We are working together to collaborate on an inclusive and creative hobby website. We will support each other to make sure our content meets our goals.
We also acknowledge a duty to promote diverse voices from the community wherever we can.
- Be supportive of each other
- Be collaborative
We can never ask for help enough when working on our hobby, and the contributors to the site are here to be the bright, enthusiastic people they are. You can ask for help and feedback, we will always be happy to give it.
Be generous and kind when both giving and receiving feedback and critique.
Good critiques are kind, respectful and clear.
Be humane. This site and community cover a wide range of experiences, cultures, and backgrounds, how something is phrased might be obvious to you but tone and meaning can be misunderstood. In our communications, we will use our language carefully and where possible clarify our messages with pictures, examples, and emoji.
We welcome people of all races, gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientations, physical abilities, physical appearances, socioeconomic backgrounds, nationalities, ages, religions and beliefs.
Discrimination and harrassment is entirely unacceptable.
We commit to being kind and considerate in our use of language.
Reporting a problem
We want to ensure there are ways that if you are upset in any way, you can talk to someone, and we can deliver action on your behalf.
- Addressing a problem directly
- We know this may not be ideal, but if you are comfortable bringing up a problem or dispute with those involved, please do so in a manner that aims to resolve the situation. If needs be you can invite another contributor to mediate the situation.
- Talk to an editor
- The editorial team are responsible for guiding the tone of the site and the community as a whole, if you feel a problem could be resolved by talking to one of the editorial team, they may be able to help resolve the issue.
- Talk to us anonymously
- We have an overall site email address at email@example.com that you can reach out to in any way. We would only ask that you place Reporting a Problem in your subject.
Commitment to improvement
None of us are perfect. We fully expect everybody, regardless of our role or background, to make mistakes and not reach our high standards from time to time. What matters to us is that we can own up to our mistakes and make clear efforts to improve.
If you are made aware of a problem with an action you have taken, we ask that you accept this without a defensive attitude and understand that it may have taken a great deal of debate and courage for an individual to raise such an issue.
Repeated or severe violations will be addressed by the contributors and editors of the site and may result in your removal from the group and the removal of your contributions.
Contributing to the code of conduct
A contributor to the site is welcome to propose suggestions and edits. The best way to do this is to raise the proposed change to our email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will raise changes to the code of conduct and site manifesto as a team of editors and contributors, and changes will be noted when they occur.