Some ground rules.

These are set and enforced by the hci.social moderators.

  1. Treat everyone with respect and consideration; under the umbrella of respect, we expect all participants to be mindful of their speech and behaviors.
  2. Communicate openly and thoughtfully with others and be considerate of the multitude of views and opinions that may be different than your own.
  3. Be respectful and mindful in your critique of ideas.
  4. Respect others’ identities in full, e.g., using their specified pronouns.
  5. Respect others' right to engage or disengage in conversation.
  6. Accept responsibility to take action, as bystanders and advocates, to call out and report misbehavior and to hold each other accountable to these rules.
  7. Do not engage in harassment in any form, including comments that target other participants based on characteristics such as gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, ability, status, physical appearance, body size, or religion.
  8. Do not engage in unwelcome personal attention, particularly when one individual has authority over the other.
  9. Do not engage in persistent, unwanted attempts to contact another group member, particularly when one individual has authority over the other.
  10. Do not deliberately intimidate, stalk, or threaten violence.
  11. Do not engage in sustained disruption of online discussions.
  12. Do not advocate for, or encourage, any of the sanctioned behavior described above.
  13. Do not use this server if you are younger than 18 years old.
  14. Do not post content unlawful in the United States or the State of New Jersey.