route66.social is one server in the network
Online communities include people from many different backgrounds. The route66.social is committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, or similar personal characteristic.
The first goal of the Code of Conduct is to specify a baseline standard of behavior so that people with different social values and communication styles can interact on route66.social effectively, productively, and respectfully.
The second goal is to provide a mechanism for resolving conflicts in the community when they arise.
The third goal of the Code of Conduct is to make our community welcoming to people from different backgrounds.
With that said, a healthy community must allow for disagreement and debate. The Code of Conduct is not a mechanism for people to silence others with whom they disagree.
Where does the Code of Conduct apply?
If you participate on route66.social in any way, you are encouraged to follow the Code of Conduct while doing so.
These are the values to which people in the route66.social community should aspire.
Be friendly and welcoming
Remember that people have varying communication styles and that not everyone is using their native language. (Meaning and tone can be lost in translation.)
Productive communication requires effort. Think about how your words will be interpreted.
In particular, respect differences of opinion.
Interpret the arguments of others in good faith, do not seek to disagree.
When we do disagree, try to understand why.
Avoid destructive behavior:
Microaggressions: brief and commonplace verbal, behavioral and environmental indignities that communicate hostile, derogatory or negative slights and insults to a person or group. People are complicated. You should expect to be misunderstood and to misunderstand others; when this inevitably occurs, resist the urge to be defensive or assign blame. Try not to take offense where no offense was intended. Give people the benefit of the doubt. Even if the intent was to provoke, do not rise to it. It is the responsibility of all parties to de-escalate conflict when it arises.