This document lays out the ground rules for participating in the Yesil Club community and posting content via Yesil Club services. It is intended to protect all members of our community from harassment and to ensure that our community is as welcoming and inclusive as possible. This is a working document, so the Yesil Club admins may amend this CoC to better meet these goals in the future.
Goal of Yesil Club is to
- Provide a friendly, safe, healthy and welcoming environment for everyone, regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, personal appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, nationality, political affiliation or other similar characteristic.
- Create a supportive community, where people freely share their passions and are excited and positive about each other’s successes.
- Provide resources and create opportunities to share knowledge.
Yesil Club is NOT
- Consequence free speech zone. We value opinions, but assuming that anything can be said on Yesil Club without consequences is foolish at best.
- An extreme idea advocacy space. Anyone can have strong feelings about anything. What that idea is doesn’t make it okay to voice it everywhere. Even “correct” views can violate our CoC.
If you notice a content that violates this code of conduct, please report it. It is easy to assume that someone else has already reported it. But it is easy for everyone to feel that way and no one to report.
Let the moderators moderate
If you see a content on any Yesil Club services that potentially contravenes this Code of Conduct, do not try to moderate, reprimand or enforce this CoC. That is the job of the moderation team.
Instead, please report the content to the moderation team, who will take appropriate action.
- Do not use slurs or racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory or hateful jokes or language or promote white supremacy, anti-Semitism, transphobia, Islamophobia or other hateful ideologies.
- Do not harass anyone, participate in group harassment of anyone, or otherwise engage in personal attacks. Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”) constitutes harassment.
- Do not be intentionally antagonistic. A post or reply designed to provoke a confrontation is not acceptable.
- Do not post adult content, including pictures containing nudity, or unwelcome sexual attention (including sexualized comments or jokes).
- Do not post spam. Posts (or contents) that are nothing other than a link and/or contain an inordinate number of hashtags constitute spam, as does any overly commercial self-promotion. (It is fine, however, to toot about your own projects and share what you are excited to be working on — just keep the post itself interesting).
- Do not use automated tools to toot without participating in the community. It is fine to post with an automated tool (e.g., a Twitter cross-poster) so long as you are an active member of Yesil Club community and respond to replies you receive here. However, unmonitored accounts that post automatically are not acceptable.
- Do not “shitpost” - while humorous posts are allowed, and actually encouraged, there is no place for “shitposting” on Yesil Club. Such posts also fall under spam.
- Do not post about inflammatory, controversial subjects without a Content Warning. Warning people about the topic being discussed in a post or content is very important. It is a sign of respect to others’ ideas.
- Do not engage in name calling, ad hominem attacks, or any other uncivil behaviour. Criticize ideas, never people.
- Do not share content in languages other than English (which makes moderation prohibitively difficult — ).
- Do not tone police. Other posts may violate the standards of civility we set on Yesil Club. But that doesn’t grant you priviledge of criticizing users for their tone. If the user is a member of Yesil Club community, you should report them; if not, you should feel free to block them. In neither case should you criticize their tone.
- Do not debate moderation actions in public toots. If you disagree with how a moderator enforced this CoC, you may direct-message the moderation team.