The Quelmar Realm is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Articles violating these rules may be removed from the Wiki site without warning at the discretion of the Quelmar Board. Unacceptable behavior includes but is not limited to:
- Insults: This includes name calling, using slurs or stereotypes, and any attacks based on personal characteristics. Insults may refer to perceived characteristics like intelligence, appearance, ethnicity, race, religion (or lack thereof), culture, caste, sexual orientation, gender, sex, disability, age, nationality, political affiliation, or other characteristics. In some cases, repeated mockery, sarcasm, or aggression constitute insults collectively, even if individual statements would not.
- Sexual harassment: Sexual attention or advances of any kind towards others where the person knows or reasonably should know that the attention is unwelcome or in situations where consent cannot be communicated.
- Threats: Explicitly or implicitly suggesting the possibility of physical violence, unfair embarrassment, unfair and unjustified reputational harm, or intimidation by suggesting gratuitous legal action to win an argument or force someone to behave the way you want.
- Encouraging harm to others: This includes encouraging someone else to commit self-harm or suicide as well as encouraging someone to conduct violent attacks on a third party.
- Hounding: following a person across the project(s) and repeatedly critiquing their work mainly with the intent to upset or discourage them. If problems are continuing after efforts to communicate and educate, communities may need to address them through established community processes.
- Trolling: Deliberately disrupting conversations or posting in bad-faith to intentionally provoke.
Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:
- Be friendly. Use welcoming and inclusive language.
- Be empathetic. Be respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences.
- Be respectful. When we disagree, we do so in a polite and constructive manner.
- Be considerate. Remember that decisions are often a difficult choice between competing priorities. Focus on what is best for the community.
- Be patient and generous. If someone asks for help it is because they need it. When documentation is available that answers the question, politely point them to it. If the question is off-topic, suggest a more appropriate online space to seek help.