Violations & Consequences
Foundation Members will follow the guidelines listed below, in determining the consequences for any action they deem in violation of the Code of Conduct.
Correction
Foundation Impact: A single use of inappropriate language or other behavior deemed unwelcome in the community.
Consequence: Deletion or removal of the post in question, in addition to communicating which rule was violated and how to avoid such violations in the future. If the action was in person, direct communication with that individual to identify which rule was violated and how to avoid such violations in the future.
Warning
Foundation Impact: A violation through a single incident or series of actions.
Consequence: A warning with consequences for continued inappropriate behavior. No interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the Code of Conduct, for a specified period of time. This includes avoiding interactions in foundation spaces as well as external channels like Telegram, Geneva, Discord, Reddit, Foundation Forum, etc. Violating these terms may lead to a temporary or permanent ban.
Temporary Ban
Foundation Impact: A serious violation of Foundation standards, including sustained inappropriate behavior.
Consequence: A temporary ban from any sort of interaction or public communication with the foundation for a specified period of time. No public or private interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the Code of Conduct, is allowed during this period. Violating these terms may lead to a permanent ban.
Permanent Ban
Foundation Impact: Demonstrating a pattern of violation of foundation standards, including sustained inappropriate behavior, harassment of an individual, or aggression toward or disparagement of classes 12 of individuals. Vote-selling or vote-renting classifies for a permanent ban.
Consequence: Permanent removal from any sort of interaction or public communication with the Foundation for a specified period of time. If an individual has alternate accounts, those may be removed as well. No public or private interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the Code of Conduct, is allowed.
Reporting and Enforcement
Every Foundation member has a duty to promote the use of the Foundation Guidelines, call to attention members of the foundation who come close to or violate the Guidelines (as long as this doesn’t put their personal safety in jeopardy), and inform platform admins of violations. Ultimate responsibility for enforcing the Foundation Guidelines in each platform rests with the platform admins of each platform. To report a violation of the Foundation Guidelines, members can:
  • Tag a moderator in the platform where the violation has occurred.
  • Email the moderators at [email protected]
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