Apr 9, 01 / Apr 3, 17 16:01 UTC

CODE OF CONDUCT for Asgardia Online Resources  

CODE OF CONDUCT

for Asgardia Online Resources

Version 3.0

(This Post updated Feb 6 2018)

Purpose

The purpose of this Code of Conduct is to guarantee a welcoming, inclusive, barrier-free and safe environment for all community members. The Code of Conduct is enforced by all administrators, moderators, and National Community staff of Asgardia: the Space Nation. Our Code incorporates community standards, accepted internet guidelines, and some relevant laws combined into a unified set of guidelines that acts as a “terms-of-use agreement” across social media platforms of the Asgardia online community.

Definitions

“Resources” - Asgardia online Official resources include, but are not limited to: 

Forum of Asgardia community website

Personal Blogs on Asgardia community website

Affiliated groups pages and websites - These are found in the “Groups” outline pinned to our Facebook page - .

Official Twitter feeds 

Private messages and other communication channels that contain interaction related to Asgardia social media platforms including Forum and personal blogs

Youtube, Instagram or similar media services

Other officially-endorsed social media outlets which may arise

“Community member(s)” - For the purposes of this document a “community member” is any person using our resources regardless of their registration at the Asgardia.space website.  This includes Official Staff, Volunteer Staff, Asgardia members (who have accepted and those who have not accepted the Constitution of Asgardia) and any Public users.

Zero-Tolerance Policy:

To encourage open, civil discussion for all community members using our resources, moderators are trained to immediately close and remove disruptive, threatening, or anti-social material as mentioned in the Code of Conduct. Violations of the Code of Conduct may result in the removal of disruptive material and/or banning of the poster without warning or discussion.


Our Moderation Policy is available for review to learn more.

Thank you for helping make Asgardia: the Space Nation
A Safe, Informative, and Useful Experience for All.
One Humanity -- One Unity

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Reason: Update to CoC Feb 2018

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Code of Conduct

  1. General

    1. Polite Language:  


      Asgardia has a global community!  As a result, what might be acceptable to say in your part of the world, may not be elsewhere.  Please consider this when posting and don’t use direct profanity, sexually explicit language or other offensive content towards another community member.  Similarly, while reading other community members posts please remember that words you find offensive may not be offensive to the writer. Tolerance is required at all times.
    2. Use of English:

Due to Asgardia being a multilingual nation we ask that everyone please use English as a “lingua franca” within the “main” areas of our forums.  We understand that English may not be understood by all, and in these circumstances we ask that you please use an online translation tool to assist you. 

You are always invited to post the original message in your native language with the English translation.
Please include English translations of your post, profile information, signature lines and any other material inside our resources.

Resources that include native translations or are designed for a specific language group are exempt from this condition under most circumstances.


  1. One Community Member, One Account:  

Please create and use one account within our resources.  Administrators will disable multiple account as they are found, which may include your original account.


  1. Compliance with Code:

Compliance with conditions in this Code of Conduct is required. Your use of our resources implies your acceptance.





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Reason: Update to CoC Feb 2018

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  1. Antisocial Behaviour

  1. Discrimination:

No posts, usernames, profile images, or private communications can contain inappropriate materials about sex, nationality, age, culture, religion, political belief or sexuality.

  1. Personal Attacks:

No personal attacks against other community members is allowed. This includes, and is not limited to, insults, inappropriate remarks, and excessive aggressive behavior towards your fellow community member.

  1. Blocking:  

Some of our resources support user blocking, If for some reason you do not get along with another community member you are welcome to use this feature to ensure that you are not exposed to any antisocial behaviour. Blocking official or volunteer staff listed on the resource is not permitted.

  1. Lack of Respect / Flaming:  

Please treat all community members with the same respect that you expect to be treated with. Virtual yelling (flaming) or general rudeness is not acceptable.

  1. Trolling / Bullying:  

Any form of trolling or internet bullying will not be allowed within our resources. This includes the deliberate use of offensive or provocative content with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting anger from them, or the presentation of any content designed to harass, threaten or intimidate.

  1. Harassment:

Unsolicited annoying, alarming or abusive conduct or words which are threatening or of a sexual nature, are not allowed on our resources and may be removed without prior notification.  

If you are receiving private messages of this nature as a direct result of your involvement within Asgardia please keep the messages and inform a Civic.Asgardia administrator or Moderator who will assist you.

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  1. Safe Environment

  1. Minors:

Any material or posts celebrating in any form the harm or endangerment of any minor is not permitted. We will immediately document such material, remove it from public view, and forward it to the responsible authorities and offer our full support in the pursuit of legal remedy.

  1. Nudity:

Many of our resources are open to all ages, including minors.  It is unacceptable to post nude or pornographic material without an appropriate tag that the post contains “Mature Content”.  This includes the exposure of genitalia, breasts and any material that may contain a sexual act. Untagged material will be removed without notice.
Materials published for Biological or Anthropological research / discussion MUST contain the appropriate tag for Mature Content.

  1. Terror-Free:

No community members resource may be used to promote, condone, or spread acts of terrorism or espionage, either physical or virtual.  We will immediately document such material, remove it from public view, and forward it to the responsible authorities and offer our full support in the pursuit of legal remedy.

  1. Violence:

Any post containing content of a graphic or violent nature shared for sadistic pleasure or to celebrate an act of violence will be removed without notice.  Any post containing graphic or violent content for informative purposes must be tagged that it contains such material.  Untagged material may be deleted without notice.

  1. Privacy:

Please respect the privacy of your fellow community members. Invasions of privacy will not be tolerated within our resources.

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  1. Relevant Environment

  1. Keep Content on Topic:

Discussions should bear relevance to the wide interests of the Asgardia Community. Topics on space science, technology, science, culture and lifestyle of Asgardia citizens and conversations about the future of humankind are considered appropriate when approached with wisdom and reason. Your posts should start conversations and provoke thought - please do not simply share personal anecdotes or links to articles without considering their relevance to our Community. Many of our groups, forums, and chats have designated themes. Please follow those guidelines when you post content. Some content of a repetitive or potentially active nature are contained in designated threads. For example, before you post an introduction or material about religion, look for dedicated posts where you can share that information and participate in existing discussions.  If you are unsure of the relevance of your material, please contact the moderation staff at adminteam@asgardia.space.

  1. Hijacking a Topic:  

When posting a reply or comment please remain on topic to the original post as much as possible and do not hijack other community members post in order to promote another post, unless it is directly relevant to the subject of the original post.

  1. Selling of goods / Advertising:  

Please don’t use other community members to try and sell material or services. Advertising is discouraged, yet may be permitted if discussed with a moderator first; staff decisions are final. Topics containing links to unsanctioned Asgardia content or to any kind of unrelated content, particularly sales or marketing material, might be locked or deleted without notice.

  1. Cross-Posting:  

As a large community, we do not need unnecessary clutter. We ask that you post your message only once in a given area. Moderation staff may move material to a more appropriate board without notice.

  1. Chat, Groups and Live streaming:

You are free to create and use any mode of private group, chat or video streaming service to communicate with other community members. However, please be aware that any private communications that spawn as a direct result from contacts with other community members may be subject to this code of conduct.  We require that any such groups or individuals to obtain permission from administrators prior to advertising their outside group or before initiating a live-stream in a public group or forum. If you’d like to advertise, please email the administration team at adminteam@asgardia.space. Inappropriate material may be removed without notice.

  1. Spam:  

Repeated posting of spam material on any of our resources will result in the material being removed and your account being banned without notice.

  1. Necroposting:  

Posts that have not had active community involvement for a 30-day period may be manually archived. Posting with the intent to keep a dead post active is not permitted. A single comment post does not bring a post back to life.

  1. Tag Information:  

Please do not create misleading descriptions, tags, or titles in order to increase views.

  1. Unaffiliated Groups / Pages / Websites:

We appreciate that many may wish to create groups, websites and many other forms for spreading information about Asgardia. We are, however, unable to host advertisements to these within our resources unless they have been affiliated with Asgardia officially in some manner.  If you wish to have your group / Page/ Website affiliated please contact the administration team who will pass your details to appropriate persons for approval.

  1. Elections and Campaigning:

During elections candidates are able to make campaign posts only within the designated areas assigned to a platform.
Candidates are however encouraged to post materials that they feel are relevant to Asgardia and our community (i.e. “Basic Universal Income”,  “Asgardias Education system”) outside of these designated areas and are permitted to include Signature lines and links to promote campaigns (on facebook signature lines must not include previews of any linked sites)
Promotional posts that follow a “vote for me!” context are not permitted outside of designated areas

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Reason: Update to CoC Feb 2018

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  1. Legal Environment

  1. Don’t get us in trouble:

Don’t post copyrighted or other material that might get us in trouble. If you wouldn’t put it on your personal page you probably shouldn’t put it here either.  Please don’t post anything that breaks the laws in our country (Austria) or yours.  Any material posted that might be considered illegal or legally questionable will be moved from the public domain, possibly without notice. Do not repost such content. Please send us a private communication if you need to investigate what occurred.  Do not provide instructional information about illegal activities or promote physical harm or injury against any governmental entity, group or individual

  1. Using the work of others:  

If you are working on something that builds upon the work of another person then please seek permission before you post. Give credit to those whose work you used. If a dispute occurs between community members then please contact a moderator with evidence that you are the original creator. Moderation staff will deal with the situation appropriately. Remember, once you give permission it cannot be taken back except under extreme circumstance; if you declare that the work exclusively yours, you cannot selectively share at a later date.

  1. Copyright / Trademark right / Intellectual property rights:  

Any violation against applicable Austrian laws or national copyrights/trademarks will be handled. We will document the posts and forward copyright/trademark issues to the relevant copyright/trademark owner, assisting with any attempt to formally record legal issues with the responsible authorities. Any material posted on our resources that contains copyrighted/trademarked material that is not the property of the copyright/trademark owner may be removed without notification to the original poster.

  1. Hacking:

Please do not promote, advertise, or encourage the use of cyber-security vulnerabilities, tools, or processes regardless of intention. This includes advertising in any form, any materials that you may have in your possession that may have been obtained as a result of any person hacking any system.  Any security vulnerabilities you may find in our resources should be reported privately to a member of the administration team for immediate action. Any attempts to undermine, by any means, the security of any of our resources will result in an immediate permanent ban with universal blocking of your accounts across our resources. Do not access and use features that you do not have a right to use, or delete or change other community members entries without permission.
Do not make harmful automated use of the system, such as implementing malicious SEO tags, spamming, and / or utilizing bots or other malware to gain access to user information.

  1. Attachments:  

Please do not upload, by any means, ANY material that contains software viruses or any files designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer.

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Consequences

Breaches of our code of conduct may result in several consequences, such as the following:

  • Posting of reminders about the Code of Conduct.
  • Private or public warnings.
  • Closure or locking of threads/topics.
  • Removal of material without notice.
  • Permanent or temporary ban of your use of our resources.


  In Closing

Please note that our Code of Conduct supplements any Terms of Service or community rules that may be in place on any platform. They may not be used to justify the breach of any rules requested by the platform owner. Due to the ever-changing nature of social media NGO Asgardia and Civic.Asgardia reserve the right to update this Code of Conduct without prior notice.  A public notification will be place when these terms have been updated.

To learn about how our moderation staff resolves issues, refer to the Asgardia Moderation Policy. If you have received a moderation action and wish to obtain more information or to appeal a decision, refer to the Grievance Policy.

Thank you for helping make Asgardia: the Space Nation

A Safe, Informative, and Useful Experience for All.

One Humanity -- One Unity

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Reason: Update to CoC Feb 2018