community guidelines

Hi friends, we’re so excited for you to join our happy little community! Our goal is to foster spaces where people can gather to have experiences that are non-toxic, inclusive, supportive, collaborative, positive and fun.

If needed, please fill out our issue reporting form with the option to be 100% anonymous available for any community issues that violate our rules and guidelines so we can best keep our community a safe space.

ways to be

Yes, there are things we don’t want you to do — and we’ll get to those, but first we’d like to talk about things we’d like folks to do.

Please begin by thinking carefully about and agreeing with the following statements:
• I will be welcoming to everyone, and patient with newcomers
• I will treat everyone with respect, because they deserve it
• I will be mindful of the needs and boundaries of others

Here are a few other key things you can do to make other people feel comfortable and respected:

be humble

People come from all different places, and it’s best not to make assumptions about what they think or feel. Approach others with curiosity. We all have a lot to learn from each other.

be helpful when asked

If someone asks for help, consider jumping in to point them in the right direction.

encourage fun

There’s no one way to play. Instead of shooting down other people’s ideas, try to engage them in ways that create opportunities for learning and fun.

code of conduct

By vowing to follow these guidelines, you will help create welcoming and friendly spaces based on respect and trust.

We are committed to creating harassment-free social spaces. These rules will be strictly enforced in any and all of our official spaces, like our chat, comments, twitter threads, etc and everyone who participates in these areas is required to agree to this code. We have zero-tolerance for harassment, and anybody who engages in the following behaviors may be muted and/or banned without warning.

be respectful

Don’t make offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, race, immigration status, religion, or other identity markers.

Additionally, don’t insult or demean others. This includes making unwelcome comments about a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including things related to diet, health, parenting, drugs, or employment. It’s not okay to insult or demean others if it’s “just a joke.”

be welcoming and open

Don’t engage in gatekeeping behaviors, like questioning the intelligence or knowledge of others as a way to prove their credentials. Don’t exclude people for prejudicial reasons.

respect privacy

Do not publish private communications without consent. Additionally, never “out” private aspects of a person’s personal identity without consent, except as necessary to protect them from intentional abuse.

respect personal identity

Use people’s preferred pronouns. Do not deliberately misgender others or use “dead” or rejected names. Another option is to refer to them by their name or username using gender neutral pronouns. Additionally, we ask that you approach matters of personal identity with joy: please be proactive in asking how others prefer to be identified if you are unsure, and accept their identity with enthusiasm.

respect personal boundaries

Do not introduce gratuitous or off-topic sexual, graphic or violent images, languages, or behavior in spaces where they are not appropriate. Never make physical contact or simulated physical contact without consent or after a request to stop. Additionally, do not continue to message others about anything if they ask you to stop or leave them alone.

don’t share private personal information

Do not share private personal information with others like your full name, age or specific location, especially if they ask for it. Don’t share personal information or dox others.

please don’t self-promote

There are times and places for self-promotion of your own channel, stream, new videos, social media, etc. Our streams and events are not it. We have a dedicated self-promo channel available in our Discord.

be a good neighbor

Do not make threats of violence, intimidate others, incite violence or intimidation against others, incite self-harm, stalk, follow, retaliate, or otherwise harass others. If someone treats you poorly or violates the rules or community guidelines, please report the behavior rather than engage in retaliation or throwing insults. Two wrongs do not make a right.

rules for online spaces

don’t spam
This is a quick way to a ban.

keep it legal
If it’s illegal, it’s not allowed on our websites or in our online spaces. Please don’t share links to pirated material or other nefarious things.

no trolling
Please be earnest. Don’t use excessive sarcasm to annoy or undermine other people. And don’t bait them with bad faith comments or abuse. Don’t destroy others in-game property, space, troll or “prank” even if it’s “just a joke”. Respect other people both in-game and in-chat.

pornography and nsfw stuff

Please don’t post it or link to it. We’re not against it, but it doesn’t belong in our online spaces where children may be present.

foul and graphic language
Please do not use curse or swear words. Additionally, do not use graphic sexual, sexually suggestive or violent language — again, think of our spaces as places for people of all ages.

If you or someone else are being harassed by someone in one of our social spaces or in DMs or voicechat or they are violating these rules and guidlines, PLEASE help us keep the community a safe space by letting us know immediately so that we can deal with the issue. If it’s during stream that could be in chat if you’re comfortable sharing it there, or better yet we have a community issue reporting form with the option to be 100% anonymous available!

This code of conduct is inspired by previous work from Scripto, the #botALLY Code of Conduct, the LGBTQ in Tech Code of Conduct, Quest RPG Social Guidelines and the XOXO Code of Conduct. We issue our own adaptations into the public domain with a Creative Commons Zero License.