Code of Conduct

Last Updated: June 18, 2020

Diversity is one of our huge strengths, but it can also lead to communication issues and unhappiness. To that end, we have a few ground rules that we ask people to adhere to. This code applies equally to founders, mentors and those seeking help and guidance.

This isn’t an exhaustive list of things that you can’t do. Rather, take it in the spirit in which it’s intended – a guide to make it easier to enrich all of us and the technical communities in which we participate. This code of conduct applies to all spaces managed by Luuply or the Luuply development team. This includes any websites managed by Luuply, mailing lists, events, and any other forums created or managed by the project team which the community uses for communication. In addition, violations of this code outside of these spaces may impact a person’s ability to participate within them.

If you believe someone is violating this code of conduct, please report it by emailing [email protected]. For more details, see the Reporting Guidelines below.

The Code

  • Be friendly and patient.
  • Be welcoming. We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to members of any race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, colour, immigration status, social and economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.
  • Be considerate. Your work will be used by other people, and you in turn will depend on the work of others. Any decision you take will affect users and colleagues, and you should take those consequences into account when making decisions. Remember that we’re a world-wide community, so you might not be communicating in someone else’s primary language.
  • Be respectful. Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behavior and poor manners. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack. It’s important to remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one. Members of the Luuply community should be respectful when dealing with other members, as well as with people outside of the Luuply community. Prohibited behavior includes:
    • Violent threats or language directed against another person.
    • Discriminatory jokes and language.
    • Posting sexually explicit or violent material.
    • Posting (or threatening to post) other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”).
    • Personal insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms.
    • Unwelcome sexual attention.
    • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior
    • Repeated harassment of others. In general, if someone asks you to stop, then you need to stop.
  • When we disagree, try to understand why. Disagreements, both technical and social, happen all the time, and Luuply is no exception. It’s important that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively. Remember that we’re all different. The strength of Luuply comes from its varied community, and from people with a wide range of backgrounds. Different people have different perspectives on issues. Being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn’t mean that they’re wrong. Don’t forget that it is human to err and blaming each other doesn’t get us anywhere. Instead, focus on helping to resolve issues and learning from mistakes.

Luuply is, for the most part, not moderated. However, for a variety of reasons, we prohibit certain topics from being discussed or brought up on our platform. Some topics present legal risks to us and our community, while others are inconsistent with our values or are harmful to our community. Any posts in the categories listed below may be removed without warning, and additional penalties may be incurred on a per-account per-infraction case, including permanent suspension from Luuply.

This policy is a part of our Terms of Service, and by using and interacting with our platform, you’re agreeing to this policy and our Terms of Services.

The following topics are prohibited on our platform.

Prohibited Topics

1. Sexual Exploitation or Solicitation

Luuply prohibits the posting of sexual exploitation or solicitations, and at its own sole discretion, will remove the offensive content and any related accounts.

2. Violent Topics, or, Topics that Promote, Support, or Glorify Violence

Luuply restricts the discussion of violent topics, as they do not fall within the spirit of our platform. We do not allow posts or discussions that promote, support, or glorify acts of violence towards one’s self or towards others, including credible threats of harm or violence towards one’s self or towards others. At our own sole discretion, we will remove the offensive content and any related accounts.

This includes, but is not limited to, discussions that glorify human suffering or tragedies, including commemoration of serial killers, discussions that attempt to exploit natural disasters or human tragedy, discussions that encourage, glorify, or celebrate acts of violence against individuals or groups, or items that encourage self-mutilation, starvation, or other self-harm.

We understand that sometimes, a perspective may arise from a bad circumstance; perhaps you’d like to elaborate on how your coach responded to a mass tragedy by providing positive support to your team. Such discussions are permissible and encouraged. However, we urge you to be careful in your wording.

3. Hate Items, or, Topics that Promote, Support, or Glorify Hatred

Luuply is an inclusive community, where people of all backgrounds, identities, nationalities, and religions should feel welcome. We do not allow discussions or topics that promote, support, or glorify hatred towards people or other wise demean people based upon: race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation (collectively, “protected groups”) or discussions that promote organizations or people with such views.

We do not allow discussions that support or commemorate current or historical hate groups, including propaganda. Examples of hate groups include Nazi or neo-Nazi groups, Ku Klux Klan (KKK) groups, white supremacist groups, misogynist groups, or groups that advocate an anti-gay, anti-immigrant, or Holocaust denial agenda. We also do not allow discussions that contain racial slurs or derogatory terms in reference to protected groups.

At our own sole discretion, we will remove the offensive account and related content.

4. False Identity

Luuply promotes honor and integrity among its users, and we seek to provide a trustworthy platform for our users. As such, we do not allow accounts to operate under a false identity, especially for the purposes of demeaning others or spreading false or misleading information. In alignment with our privacy policy, we may conduct internal investigations to determine the validity of an account. At our own sole discretion, we may remove false or misleading content and remove accounts operating under false identities.

Unauthorized accounts claiming to be affiliated with Luuply or impersonate Luuply staff are also forbidden.

5. Attempts to deliberately damage reputation

Luuply prides itself on being an open and transparent platform where people can be open about their real experiences. However, we do not allow topics that directly expose other users’ private information, regardless of whether they’re on Luuply or not. In accordance with the Code, you are also not permitted to threaten others by claiming that you will release private information, also known as “doxing” or “doxxing.”

Lastly, you cannot speak with the intent of taking advantage of another person.

Reporting Guide

If you believe that someone is violating the code of conduct, we ask that you report it to the Luuply administrators or to the Luuply development team by emailing [email protected]. All reports will be kept confidential. In some cases, we may determine that a public statement will need to be made. If that’s the case, the identities of all victims and reporters will remain confidential unless those individuals instruct us otherwise. It is the policy of Luuply administrators and the Luuply development team that the names and identities of minors are not released.

If you believe anyone is in physical danger, please notify appropriate law enforcement first. If you are unsure what law enforcement agency is appropriate, please include this in your report and we will attempt to notify them.

If you are unsure whether the incident is a violation, or whether the space where it happened is covered by this Code of Conduct, we encourage you to still report it. We would much rather have a few extra reports where we decide to take no action, rather than miss a report of an actual violation. We do not look negatively on you if we find the incident is not a violation. And knowing about incidents that are not violations, or happen outside our spaces, can also help us to improve the Code of Trash/Conduct or the processes surrounding it.

In your report, please include:

  • Your contact info (so we can get in touch with you if we need to follow up)
  • Names (real, nicknames, or pseudonyms) of any individuals involved. If there were other witnesses besides you, please try to include them as well, unless it may pose a threat to their safety.
  • When and where the incident occurred. Please be as specific as possible.
  • Your account of what occurred. If there is a publically available record (e.g., a mailing list archive or a public IRC logger) please include a link.
  • Any extra context you believe existed for this incident.
  • If you believe this incident is ongoing.
  • Any other information you believe we should have.

For information on our response, please see our Terms and Conditions Agreement, Section E.