SeaHUG Slack code of conduct
SeaHUG’s Slack channel is a place to discuss the Haskell programming language, functional programming and related topics. We hope that there will be engaging and informative discussions of these subjects for learners and experienced users of Haskell alike.
The current admins are:
- Richard Cook
- Walker Malling
We want this to be a fun, pleasant, and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.
Logs and records
Please be mindful that things you say here may at some point become public. We cannot prevent people from screencapping or otherwise logging this Slack channel. We also can’t guarantee that every member’s login credentials and logged-in devices are secure. Files uploaded here can be downloaded by anyone with a login. Please exercise caution and refrain from sharing sensitive information that could harm you or others if it became public.
Since this is a free Slack account, we have restricted scrollback, but Slack—the company—retains complete logs of all channels and direct messages back to the creation of SeaHUG. Slack is a U.S. company and, therefore, subject to subpoenas from U.S. courts. Our logs may be subject to subpoena and could become public as part of legal proceedings.
- Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, race or religion
- Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.
- Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names
- Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behaviour in spaces where they’re not appropriate
- Simulated physical contact (e.g. textual descriptions like “hug” or “backrub”) without consent or after a request to stop.
- Threats of violence
- Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
- Deliberate intimidation
- Sustained disruption of discussion
- Unwelcome sexual attention
- Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
- Publication of non-harassing private communication
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the admins. They’ll respond as promptly as they can.
We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we’ve received harassment complaints or privately warn third parties about them. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the admins may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from this Slack and identifying the participant publicly as someone about whom we’ve received complaints.
Credits and licence
This work is available to you to use, publish and modify under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. Please keep the paragraph below attached to your final version.
This code of conduct is based on Annalee Flower Horne’s Sample Slack Code of Conduct, which is in turn based on Geek Feminism’s Community Anti-Harassment Policy. We have adapted the Sample Slack Code of Conduct for our own use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.