Last updated 2020-04-08
The Better Messengers community is made up of members from around the world, and diversity is one of our strengths! We’ve set up this Code of Conduct to help guide all Better Messenger community members in how to compassionately communicate, even when our backgrounds or identities differ. We are all here to help each other learn, grow our skill sets, and send better messages.
At the foundation of our commitment to sending a better message, we first must send a better message to our colleagues and peers. We will do this by ensuring everyone feels welcome and safe in the Better Messengers community regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, political stance, or technology choices.
Accordingly, we will not tolerate harassment of our members in any form; not on Slack, not on other online channels, and not in person at industry events or otherwise. All incidents should be immediately reported by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Better Messengers Community Code of Conduct applies to any Better Messengers online forum. This includes spaces like mailing lists, websites, and Slack communities. The Better Messengers Code of Conduct may also apply to private correspondence between Better Messengers community members, if the communication includes stalking, harassment, discrimination, threats of violence, or other behavior that impacts the physical safety or mental health of Better Messengers community members.
The Better Messengers Community Code of Conduct also applies to all Better Messengers events. This includes events such as meetups, trainings, workshops, and unofficial events. The Code of Conduct applies at all our event venues and event-related social events. All event attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers, including the event organizing team, are required to follow the Code of Conduct. Organizers are expected to enforce the Better Messengers Community Code of Conduct throughout the event.
While enforced by our community admins, we believe a great community is built on trust and accountability between peers and colleagues. We hope all participants in the Better Messengers online and event spaces will help us to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone.
In an effort to protect our community members, any Better Messenger community member who exhibits any of the behavior(s) below will be removed from the Better Messengers community by the admins.
Our community will thrive when members hold each other accountable to this code of conduct. If you feel that someone has violated this code of conduct or has otherwise acted inappropriately, please send a slack direct message to a member of the admin team, or email email@example.com as soon as possible. The admin team currently consists of Abby Borden and Jeni Bishop.
All messages and conversations are assumed to be sent in confidence unless otherwise agreed, though they can and will be discussed privately by the admin team. If an incident warrants transparency in public community channels, the reporting member has a right to anonymity unless waived.
If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the admin team may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or removing them from the group.