THE PIRATE PLEDGE
In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as contributors and maintainers pledge to make participation in our project and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.
- We make every interaction conducive towards the self-actualisation and positive growth of the participants and to leave the information open for others to discover and benefit from.
- We lift each other up through conversations, connections and collaborations.
- We reframe creativity and what it means through the experience of others.
- We nurture our community by offering creatives the opportunities they value.
- We advance the knowledge for our artists in the business of creativity.
STATE OF MIND
Meditate on these words of wisdom from our local zen-master, Faisal, before you enter:
1. Use welcoming and inclusive language
Speak as you’d like to be spoken to, respect is easily lost and tough to earn
2. Be respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
Your worldview is a single data point. Every perspective is unique and has something to offer, do not react – pay attention, absorb it, understand it, then respond to it.
3. Gracefully accept feedback
Detach from your art, criticism of your work isn’t a criticism of you. You have to let go to grow.
4. Focus on what is best for the community
Move as one. We compete to grow but it’s ultimately the same path. The more we connect, the more doors we open, the more we all win.
5. Show empathy towards other members
You don’t know what someone is going through. A comment away from crumbling or succeeding, consider the consequences before responding. Having more authority in a community means you’re held to higher standards of moral conduct, not less.
1. The why is more important than the what
Telling someone how to achieve something without taking the time to explain why it works that way doesn’t help them grow. The why remains useful beyond the immediate context creating content that will better serve the community over time.
2. Act like your responses will be on the internet forever
These are your online assets that will continue to benefit (or harm) the community long after you write them.
3. Don’t fake expertise
Be honest with your level of understanding, if you cannot fully articulate a response yourself reach out to someone who can or stimulate an investigation to find the answer.
4. You don’t have to lose for me to win
Generosity and transparency of knowledge, opportunities, successes and failures set a powerful example for others to follow. Many people feel as though success is a finite resource whereas this teaches it’s abundance.
5. Failure is the only path to success
There is more value in trying and failing than endlessly theorising. Always encourage trying something multiple times before asking more follow up questions.
Pirate is responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behaviour and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behaviour.
Pirate’s moderation team have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any contributor for other behaviours that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.
This Code of Conduct applies both within project spaces and in public spaces when an individual is representing the project or its community.
Examples of representing a project or community include using an official project e-mail address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event.
The Pirate community will operate under a 3-strike rule. This approach provides all members with an opportunity to reflect on how their behaviour has fallen short of our community standards and course-correct their interactions.
- We explain to the member how their behaviour has fallen short of our standards, and give them an opportunity to course-correct. This action will also be communicated with anyone affected by the member in question.
- We again communicate with the member regarding their behaviour and revoke their publishing access for one or two weeks (depending on the severity of their indiscretion). At this stage, we give them clear guidance that any future breaches of our community guidelines will result in a permanent ban.
- We outline the steps we’ve taken to help the member comply with community standards, and permanently ban them from the forum.
In severe instances, strike 3 may be actioned immediately to ensure the safety of other members. This would include doxxing another member, threats of physical violence, racism etc.
Instances of abusive, harassing or otherwise unacceptable behaviour may be reported by contacting the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The project team is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.
Examples of unacceptable behaviour by participants include:
- The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
- Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
- Public or private harassment
- Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
- Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting
- Continuous spamming and self-promotion without a contribution
- Theft of others’ work
If you have any questions or thoughts, we’d love to hear them.