MusDev Slack code of conduct

As salam alaykum Warahmatullah wabarakatuh,

Be Nice!

We want the Muslim Software Developers slack to be a healthy and fun environment where people can feel comfortable talking about the good, the bad, and the ugly bits about Tech life. Since this is a professional slack, we also need to keep things safe for work. If you’re wondering whether you should post something or not then you probably shouldn’t.

That basically covers it. But these three guidelines may help:

1. Rudeness and belittling language are not okay. Your tone should match the way you’d talk in person with someone you respect and whom you want to respect you. If you don’t have time to say something politely, just leave it for someone who does.

2. Be welcoming, be patient, and assume good intentions. Don’t expect new users to know all the rules — they don’t. And be patient while they learn. If you’re here for help, make it as easy as possible for others to help you.

3. Don’t be rude These are just a few examples. If you see them, flag them:

  • Name-calling. Focus on the post, not the person. That includes terms that feel personal even when they’re applied to posts (like “lazy”, “ignorant”, or “whiny”).
    Bigotry of any kind. Language likely to offend or alienate individuals or groups based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc. will not be tolerated. At all. (Those are just a few examples; when in doubt, just don’t.)
  • Inappropriate language or attention. Avoid vulgar terms and anything sexually suggestive. Also, this is not a dating site.
  • Harassment and bullying. If you see a hostile interaction, flag it. If it keeps up, disengage — we’ll handle it. If something needs staff attention, you can use the contact us link at the bottom of every page.

In summary, have fun, and be good to each other.

Note: This code of conduct was originally derived from StackExchange.