Global Conduct Policy

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GCP

The Global Conduct Policy (GCP) is a global conduct policy that applies individually to all users on all wikis. This policy governs the conduct of users and what behavior is unacceptable. Platform conduct is governed by the Miraheze Spaces Code of Conduct and volunteer conduct is additionally governed by the Volunteer Conduct Policy.

Prohibited conduct

Harassment

Harassment of other users is unacceptable. In order for something to fall under this section, it usually requires a pattern of behavior rather than a single instance or event, but in some instances a single instance may be enough. Harassment defined in this Global Conduct Policy includes those set forth below, but are not limited to
  • Personal attacks, violence, threats of violence, or deliberate intimidation.
  • Offensive, derogatory, or discriminatory comments.
  • Gratuitous or off-topic use of sexual language or imagery.
  • Inappropriate or unwanted public or private communication, following, or any form of stalking.
  • Disclosure or threatening to disclose a person's identity or other private information without their consent. Disclosure of some identifying information is not consent to disclose other identifying information.
  • Inappropriate or unwanted publication of private communications. Publishing or reporting private communication or personally identifying information for the purposes of reporting harassment (as explained here) is acceptable.
  • Discrimination, particularly against marginalized and otherwise underrepresented groups. Targeted outreach to such groups is allowed and encouraged.
  • Reporting users for purposes other than reporting genuine violations of global policies (e.g., retaliating against a reporter or victim by filing a report claiming their response was harassment).
  • Repeated failures to handle harassment appropriately despite proper warnings by global functionaries

Inappropriate behavior

Other than the rules outlined above, users may not behave in such a way which makes people feel threatened and uncomfortable. Examples include, but are not limited to, repeated personal attacks towards multiple users, casting aspersions, making false accusations, attributing statements to users without them having been made.

Hate speech

Hate speech is not allowed. Examples include but are not limited to using racist, homophobic or other derogatory language towards a person or group of people.

Personal threats

Personal threats are not allowed. Examples include but are not limited to death threats, threats of injury, threats of violence.

Standards

Global and local functionaries (i.e. Stewards, administrators, etc.) are held to a higher standard than other community members. They should also not misuse their permissions to harass or intimidate others. If these groups violate this policy, they should expect less leeway than others.

Enforcement

Local administrators are responsible for enforcing the Global Conduct Policy. This may include reverting revisions, hiding revisions, warning users, blocking users, etc.

Stewards and Global Sysops may enforce the Global Conduct Policy where necessary.

Sanctions

Local administrators are in principle free to decide what sanctions to apply to users who violate this policy. In certain situations, if Stewards believe that the sanction imposed is very disproportionate to the violation and/or the harm done, they may modify the sanction imposed If a user violates this policy on multiple wikis, they may be globally locked.

Revision history

The following Requests for Comment have shaped this policy:

See also