The Handmade community strives to create an environment conducive to innovation, education, and constructive discussion. To that end, we expect members of the site to respect a basic set of principles to maintain civil discourse and create an inclusive environment. It is up to the discretion of the moderators to determine when these guidelines are being met, and they are permitted to act accordingly. If you feel an action has been made against you unreasonably, please contact an admin privately with your grievance and we will review the decision.

Some loose principles to follow while on

  • We're mostly business, with a bit of fun. Discussion should primarily be about software development, and in particular about the relevant project or topic given in the title where you are discussing. Overt advertising (beyond reasonably relevant mention or reference) in other projects will not be tolerated.

  • Support arguments with evidence and rational discussion. Don't resort to ad hominem attacks or personality judgements.
  • Differing opinions are valuable and should be respected. Not everyone sees eye-to-eye on every matter, but we're all trying to write useful software. Try to keep an open mind.
  • Language has meaning, and can be used in destructive ways. Be aware that what you say may not seem injurious to you, but might make someone else's experience on the site tangibly worse. If you are asked to reconsider your conduct, please exercise some introspection. We want everyone to feel welcome here.

Last updated by Andrew Chronister on April 23, 2016, 1:39 a.m.