What should I report?

Direct messages or discussion posts that are discriminatory or offensive in nature or contain spam, advertisements, copyrighted material or malware should be reported. Our platform-wide code of conduct outlines expected behaviors for all users on Participate.

On the Participate platform, posts considered discriminatory or offensive in nature may include:

  • Content or speech that might be considered sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, violent or otherwise harmful or hateful in nature.

  • Content or speech that attacks vulnerable or otherwise marginalized groups of people.

  • Unwelcome, suggestive, derogatory or inappropriate nicknames or terms.

  • Disrespect toward others. (Jokes, innuendo, dismissive attitudes, etc.)

  • Intimidation or harassment. Disrespect toward differences of opinion. Inappropriate attention or contact.

  • Sustained disruptions. Violence, threats of violence or violent language.

On the Participate platform, content may be considered spam if:

  • A user sends repeated private messages to others who are not expecting to receive them.

  • Community posts that are off-topic or unrelated to the domain of the community.

  • Community posts that promote projects or companies that aren't relevant to the domain of the community.


How to report content

  1. In either a discussion or direct message conversation, click on the three dots next to the post you'd like to report. Then, click "Something's wrong."

  2. Select the reason you'd like to report this post, and provide additional details if possible. Submit the report using the red "Report user" button.

  3. After submitting, the post will be hidden from your view. To view the comment as it's being reviewed, you can click "show comment."

What happens when I report content?

The Participate support team will review the reported content and determine if it violates our Code of Conduct:

Code of Conduct

To promote an atmosphere where individuals can learn and collaborate together, our Code of Conduct reinforces positive behavior and sets expectations to ensure a welcoming, collaborative learning environment.

The Code of Conduct outlines platform-wide rules that apply to everyone and are rooted in Participate’s core values:

  • Be kind.

  • Create bold and meaningful solutions.

  • Work together for the greater good.

  • Grow from successes and failures.

We welcome you to contribute to a network of communities where all members can be authentic and learn where, when, and how they like.

DO's

  • Be kind: Strive for a harassment-free atmosphere for everyone, regardless of differences.

  • Create bold and meaningful solutions: Participate to improve the community and stay on topic.

  • Work together for the greater good: Speak kindly and communicate with empathy.

  • Grow from successes and failures: Treat each person and comment with respect and assume the best intentions.

DON'T's

  • Threaten, attack, use hateful speech or share explicit content that we view to be discriminatory or offensive in nature.

  • Post, publish or distribute any spam, advertisements, copyrighted material or malware on the platform.

  • Impersonate another user or misrepresent the source of anything you contribute.

Our full code of conduct can be found here.

Portions derived from the Django Code of Conduct, The Citizen Code of Conduct, The Rust Code of Conduct and The Ada Initiative under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.


ENFORCEMENT

  1. We will send a brief note about your behavior and remove any material.

  2. If behavior continues, your account may be temporarily suspended.

  3. Account termination.

If you are the subject of, or witness to any violations of this Code of Conduct, please email support@participate.com.


If it does violate our code of conduct, the post will be removed and the reported user will be notified. If it does not violate our code of conduct, we will dismiss the report and let you know why we chose to take this action.

What happens with repeat offenses?

Each case will be thoroughly evaluated by the Participate support team, and swift and appropriate action will be taken. Users who violate our code of conduct twice will have their account suspended. Further offenses may result in account termination.

(*Portions derived from the Django Code of Conduct, The Citizen Code of Conduct, The Rust Code of Conduct and The Ada Initiative under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.)


If you have questions or need assistance, contact our Support Team at support@participate.com or use the chat icon on the bottom-right corner of any page.


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