FieldKit Community Guidelines

Version 1.0 - updated November 2020

A Community For Everyone

The entire team behind FieldKit is committed to maintaining an open and welcoming environment for all participants. We believe that diversity and inclusion makes our community, and the world at large, better.

Community members, contributors, and leaders pledge to make participation in our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, visible or invisible disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, native language, caste, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

Our Expectations

As a member of this community, we expect that you:

  • treat other members, moderators, and the FieldKit team with courtesy and kindness
  • offer help to others whenever you can
  • show respect for the experiences and viewpoints of others
  • give and accept constructive feedback from others with grace
  • use welcoming and helpful language with other members
  • give new or less experienced members the benefit of the doubt. There are no “stupid questions”!
  • participate in an authentic way that enriches the entire community

Prohibited Behavior

Unacceptable behavior includes but is not limited to:

  • insulting or derogatory comments toward any person or group, including personal, political, or other attacks
  • disparaging the education, experience, technical expertise, language skill, or equipment of others
  • harassment in public or private spaces
  • use of sexualized language or imagery and sexual advances of any kind
  • trolling, playing devil’s advocate, excessive sarcasm, or otherwise participating in bad faith
  • sharing the private information of others (e.g. physical address or social media accounts) without express permission; i.e. doxxing
  • any conduct that could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting
  • posting the intellectual property of others without permission

Keep It Tidy

We really appreciate it when our members take the effort to put things in the right place, so that we can spend more time discussing and less cleaning up. So:

  • Look at the category list before posting a topic so that you can select the best fit.
  • Don’t cross-post the same thing in multiple topics.
  • Don’t divert a topic by changing it midstream. Rather than taking an existing topic in a radically different direction, use Reply as a Linked Topic.
  • Rather than posting “+1” or “Agreed”, use the Like button.


This Code of Conduct applies within all community spaces and to all members of the community including FieldKit staff. It also applies when an individual is officially representing the community in public spaces, e.g. acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event.

Application and Enforcement of the Code of Conduct

The FieldKit team is responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behavior and will take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior.

The FieldKit team has the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject any contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any contributor for other behaviors that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful. We will communicate reasons for moderation decisions when appropriate.

We may employ technical tools to identify and flag postings that contain objectionable material. If you see a contribution that you think is objectionable, please flag it and the staff will investigate. All complaints will be reviewed and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The FieldKit team will maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident.

Here are some of the actions we may take:

  • Removing content completely
  • Contacting the member directly to request changes to content
  • Issuing a public warning within a discussion, etc.
  • Issuing a private warning
  • Temporary or permanent bans

Any questions, concerns, or incident reports should be directed to the community manager at


This Code of Conduct uses some language adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 2.0, available here:

For answers to common questions about this code of conduct, see