Please, read the following Code of Conduct. It won’t be that bad, we promise.
If you violate this Code of Conduct, we reserve the right to terminate all accounts belonging to you. We’re not mean, and we’re not unreasonable, but if you flagrantly violate the following Code, we have to take action. Any failure on our part to enforce this policy, regardless of the reason, does not constitute a waiver of our right to terminate your account at any time, if abuse of the Code of Conduct is taking place. Whew. Here goes:
Trollers get the boot—simple!
Like trolling, spamming brings down the use value of the channels. By spamming, we mean:
Do not post links or content (that’s all content, including file uploads) that is sexual in nature or might cause offense to other members. If you’re not sure, you probably shouldn’t.
You know that previous point, about inappropriate files and links? That includes material that you have no legal right to share. If you post anything problematic, we reserve the right to remove it.
Still reading this? That’s excellent; we love that about you.
The heavy stuff:
By posting on these channels, you understand that there are clear lines of decency and respect, and that these must be observed at all times. Please express yourself, but only in the context of what is relevant and useful to the channel, and to the discussion at hand.
Offensive behavior toward other community members will not be tolerated. We’re an inclusive and friendly bunch, so derogatory comments that risk offending others—whether directly aimed at them or not—are a “one-strike-and-you’re-out” offense. This includes negative remarks about race, gender and gender identification, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion and political stance. It includes sharing material that is hateful or incites hatred. Any such shenanigans earn you permanent timeout. You have been warned! Oh, and don’t forget: there are likely people from all around the world here. Be sensitive to, and respectful of, cultures and cultural differences, and understand the context in which you are contributing to a discussion.
If this seems like a lot of rules, we respectfully remind you that it’s not, actually, a lot of rules at all; it’s common sense and decency. It boils down to the following basic ethos: Please don’t be a jerk. Be nice, be respectful, be courteous. Keep it classy, GitKrakeners.