Community Code of Conduct
Community Code of Conduct
We are a community of, and in solidarity with, people from every gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, language, neuro-type, size, ability, class, religion, culture, subculture, political opinion, age, skill level, occupation, and background. We facilitate and foster access and empowerment. We are all learners.
This Code of Conduct applies to every environment and platform relating to Sarah Amala and the Inner Sanctum Community.
Avoid using overtly sexual aliases or other nicknames that might detract from a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all.
Be kind and courteous. There’s no need to be mean or rude.
Respect that people have differences of opinion.
We will exclude you from interaction if you insult, demean or harass anyone. That is not welcome behavior. In particular, we don’t tolerate behavior that excludes people in socially marginalized groups.
We interpret the term “harassment” in the following way:
repeated behaviour intended to intimidate a person or make them feel uncomfortable or unwelcome
repeatedly interacting with a person after they have made it clear that further interaction is unwelcome
Private harassment is also unacceptable. If you feel you have been or are being harassed or made uncomfortable by a community member, please contact our moderation team immediately. Whether you’re a regular member or a newcomer, we care about making this community a safe place for you and we’ve got your back.
Likewise, any spamming, trolling, flaming, baiting, or other attention-stealing behavior is not welcome.
- Remarks that violate the Inner Sanctum standards of conduct, including hateful, hurtful, oppressive, or exclusionary remarks, are not allowed. (Cursing is allowed, but never targeting another user, and never in a hateful manner.)
- Remarks that moderators find inappropriate, whether listed in the code of conduct or not, are also not allowed.
- Moderators will first respond to such remarks with a warning.
- If the warning is unheeded and the user continues to make trouble, they will be banned, i.e., indefinitely excluded.
- Moderators may choose at their discretion to un-ban the user if it was a first offense and they offer the offended party a genuine apology.
- If a moderator bans someone and you think it was unjustified, please take it up with that moderator, or with a different moderator, in private. Complaints about bans in-channel are not allowed.
- Moderators are held to a higher standard than other community members. If a moderator creates an inappropriate situation, they should expect less leeway than others.
In the Inner Sanctum community, we strive to go the extra step to look out for each other. Don’t just aim to be technically unimpeachable, try to be your best self.
In particular, avoid flirting with offensive or sensitive issues, particularly if they’re off-topic; this all too often leads to unnecessary fights, hurt feelings, and damaged trust; worse, it can drive people away from the community entirely.
And if someone takes issue with something you said or did, resist the urge to be defensive. We are here to learn from each other. Stop doing what it was they complained about, apologize, and ask so that you can understand and learn. Remember that it’s your responsibility to make your fellow community members comfortable.
If you have any suggested updates to this Code of Conduct, please file an issue with the policy maintainers.