Workshop Code of Conduct

Hello and welcome to the ATC Education Group Workshop.

The ATC Education Group’s mission is to gather new and aspiring Infinite Flight pilots and controllers all in one place so we can share and discuss new things you’ve learned or seek out answers to questions.

The workshop includes people from a wide range of cultures, languages, and experiences. This is a strength and an opportunity for all of us to learn. Please ask and explore, with an eye towards improved understanding and connection.

We require a certain level of human behavior to keep the Workshop a welcoming, growing, respectful, safe, and civil community. Harassment, hate, fear mongering, or similar behavior will not be allowed. Any such actions will be dealt with quickly and decisively. Refusal to comply with guidance from a moderator or admin will result in being banned.

Encouraged Behavior

Even though it’s impossible to outline all the positive models and guidance for how we hope everyone will behave, here is a non-comprehensive list of some principles we hope to encourage and see in participants.

Be Inclusive: A person is a person, with a right to exist and to expect to be treated with respect.

Be Respectful While Giving and Receiving Feedback: Direct and constructive feedback is helpful. Being mean isn’t. Give insight, not judgement. Everybody is learning. Listen if there’s a negative response to your words.

Ask & Listen: Ask when you need to know something, and listen to the answers.

Educate: Hear what’s being asked and share what you know for the asker’s benefit, if you don’t the answer just read and wait.

Be Nice: Before you react, think about how you’d feel to receive the comment you’re about to give.

Unacceptable Behavior

Harassment: Simply put, we will not tolerate it. Harassment includes but is not limited to:

  • Negative comments based on race, sex, sexuality, gender, nationality, neurotypicality, political affiliation, physical appearance, home life or history, disability – and remember that it’s not up to the speaker to dispute what is or isn’t offensive
  • Threats of violence, physical or virtual
  • Unwelcome sexual actions, insinuations, attentions, or remarks
  • Attempts at intimidation
    Publishing personally identifying information
  • Patronizing, micro-aggressive, or other belittling comments

Disruption: Continued digressions, disruptions, and derailing of someone’s conversation when asked not to. This is up to staff’s interpretation.

Intolerance: In addition to what has been listed under Harassment, this can include (but is not limited to) blacklisting or freezing out other members, demonstration of unwillingness to listen to someone due to any or other characteristics as listed above.

Spamming: Self explanatory, up to a staff member’s interpretation.

Grievance Process/Actions to Remedy

If you see or have experienced any unacceptable behavior, please contact a staff member as soon as you can via direct message. A staff member will let you know they’ve received your message, though be aware a response may not be immediate. (Responses are often decided after discussion among staff.)

By default, a report or complaint will be kept anonymous to the community, though shared among staff; if you want to remain anonymous to staff other than the one you file a report with, please make that explicit in your initial report. In either case, we will not name reporters without consent, and even then try to avoid any mention of a reporter.

Consequences

If a staff member contacts you and asks you to stop certain behavior, do so immediately. Failure to do so may result in the staff banning you, at their discretion.

If your behavior has drawn attention that requires a staff member contacting you, be aware that this will be remembered. Repeating the behavior that incurs warnings will result in banning.

If you have been warned, then call out or personally attack another member whom you think reported you, you will be banned.

Being banned is not up for appeal. Please, be nice.