AdvCol Code of Conduct
In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as contributors and coordinators pledge to making participation in our project and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, sexual identity and orientation, political opinion or ideology.
Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:
- Using welcoming and inclusive language
- Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
- Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
- Focusing on what is best for the community
- Showing empathy towards other community members
Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:
- The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
- Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
- Public or private harassment
- Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
- Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting
As a volunteer with the Adversarial Collective, you will be exposed to people who strongly disagree with you, possibly about topics which you care deeply about, or are personally meaningful to you. As a result, we expect participants to go above and beyond just following listed guidelines, and seek to actively work toward conflict resolution by assuming good faith, even when discussing difficult issues, where it seems obvious that alternative opinions are just wrong.
Beyond working to create a positive environment, we also expect you to:
- Assume positive intent
- Look to understand an argument you think you might disagree with before disagreeing. Ask clarifying questions to make sure you understand it before opposing it.
- Tell participants if the way they are talking is triggering you
- Hold onto messages that are written in passion for at least 6, and preferably 24 hours before sending them
- Reflect others arguments in more neutral language if you see conflict happening that you can be neutral on.
Project coordinators are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behavior and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior.
Project coordinators have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject contributions of any kind that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any contributor for other behaviors that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.
This Code of Conduct applies both within project spaces and in public spaces when an individual is representing the project or its community. Examples of representing a project or community include using an official project e-mail address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event. Representation of a project may be further defined and clarified by project maintainers.
Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the project team at freyley [at] gmail. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The project team is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.
Project maintainers who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by other members of the project’s leadership.
This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 1.4, available at https://www.contributor-covenant.org/version/1/4/code-of-conduct.html