Code of Conduct
Temporal is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants on all our platforms and events, whether they are held virtually or in person.
Contributors and Temporal Staff
As contributors and Temporal staff, in the interest of fostering an open and welcoming community, we pledge to respect all people who contribute through reporting issues, posting feature requests, updating documentation, submitting pull requests or patches, asking questions on our support platforms, and other activities.
We are committed to making participation in Temporal projects a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of level of experience, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, personal appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, or nationality.
Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:
The use of sexualized language or imagery
Trolling or insulting/derogatory comments
Public or private harassment
Publishing others' private information, such as physical or electronic addresses, without explicit permission
Other unethical or unprofessional conduct
Temporal staff have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct. By adopting this Code of Conduct, Temporal staff commit themselves to fairly and consistently applying these principles to every aspect of managing this project.
This code of conduct applies both within project spaces and in public spaces when an individual is representing the project or its community.
Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior in Temporal may be reported by contacting us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Civilized Place for Public Discussion
Please treat our discussion forums with the same respect you would a public park. It is a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge, and interests through ongoing conversation.
These are not hard and fast rules—they are guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lit place for civilized public discourse.
Improve the Discussion
Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.
The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.
One way to improve the discussion is by discovering discussions that are already happening. Spend time browsing the topics here before replying or starting your own, and you’ll have a better chance of meeting others who share your interests.
Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree
You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:
- Ad hominem attacks
- Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
- Knee-jerk contradiction
Instead, provide reasoned counterarguments that improve the conversation.
Your Participation Counts
The conversations we have here set the tone for every new arrival. Help us influence the future of this community by choosing to engage in discussions that make this forum an interesting place to be — and avoiding those that do not.
Discourse provides tools that enable the community to collectively identify the best (and worst) contributions: bookmarks, likes, flags, replies, edits, and so forth. Use these tools to improve your own experience, and everyone else’s, too.
Let’s leave our community better than we found it.
If You See a Problem, Flag It
Moderators have special authority; they are responsible for the forums. But so are you. With your help, moderators can be community facilitators, not just janitors or police.
When you see bad behavior, don’t reply. It encourages the bad behavior by acknowledging it, consumes your energy, and wastes everyone’s time. Just flag it. If enough flags accrue, action will be taken, either automatically or by moderator intervention.
In order to maintain our community, moderators reserve the right to remove any content and any user account for any reason at any time. Moderators do not preview new posts; the moderators and site operators take no responsibility for any content posted by the community.
Always Be Civil
Nothing sabotages a healthy conversation like rudeness:
- Be civil. Don’t post anything that a reasonable person would consider offensive, abusive, or hate speech.
- Keep it clean. Don’t post anything obscene or sexually explicit.
- Respect each other. Don’t harass or grief anyone, impersonate people, or expose their private information.
- Respect our forum. Don’t post spam or otherwise vandalize the forum.
These are not concrete terms with precise definitions — avoid even the appearance of any of these things. If you’re unsure, ask yourself how you would feel if your post was featured on the front page of the New York Times.
Our discussion forums are public. Keep the language, links, and images safe for family and friends.
Keep It Tidy
Make the effort to put things in the right place, so that we can spend more time discussing and less cleaning up. So:
- Don’t start a topic in the wrong category.
- Don’t cross-post the same thing in multiple topics.
- Don’t post no-content replies.
- Don’t divert a topic by changing it midstream.
- Don’t sign your posts — every post has your profile information attached to it.
Rather than posting “+1” or “Agreed”, use the Like button or 👍 reaction. Rather than taking an existing topic in a radically different direction:
- Discourse: use Reply as a Linked Topic.
- Slack: post a new thread with a link to the existing thread.
Post Only Your Own Stuff
You may not post anything digital that belongs to someone else without permission. You may not post descriptions of, links to, or methods for stealing someone’s intellectual property (software, video, audio, images) or breaking any other law.
Powered by You
Discourse is operated by your friendly local staff and you, the community. If you have any further questions about how things should work, open a new topic in the site feedback category and let’s discuss! If there’s a critical or urgent issue that can’t be handled by a meta topic or flag, contact us via the staff page.
Terms of Service
Yes, legalese is boring, but we must protect ourselves — and by extension, you and your data — against unfriendly folks. We have a Terms of Service describing your (and our) behavior and rights related to content, privacy, and laws. To use this service, you must agree to abide by our TOS.
Temporal is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events, whether they are held in person or virtually. Temporal events exist to encourage the open exchange of ideas and expression and require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group. While at Temporal events or related ancillary or social events, any participants, including members, speakers, attendees, volunteers, sponsors, and anyone else, should not engage in harassment in any form.
This Code of Conduct may be revised at any time by Temporal and the terms are non-negotiable. Your registration for or attendance at any Temporal event, whether it’s held in person or virtually, indicates your agreement to abide by this policy and its terms.
All event participants, whether they are attending an in-person event or a virtual event, are expected to behave in accordance with professional standards, with both this Code of Conduct as well as their respective employer’s policies governing appropriate workplace behavior and applicable laws.
Harassment will not be tolerated in any form, whether in person or virtually, including, but not limited to, harassment based on gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or any other status protected by laws in which the conference or program is being held. Harassment includes the use of abusive, offensive or degrading language, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, sexual imagery and unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors. Any report of harassment at one of our events, whether in person or virtual, will be addressed immediately. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Anyone who witnesses or is subjected to unacceptable behavior should notify Temporal at once.
Individuals who participate (or plan to participate) in Temporal events, whether its an in-person event or a virtual event, should conduct themselves at all times in a manner that comports with both the letter and spirit of this policy prohibiting harassment and abusive behavior, whether before, during or after the event. This includes statements made in social media postings, on-line publications, text messages, and all other forms of electronic communication.
Consequences of Unaccepted Behavior
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, whether in person or virtually, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate depending on the circumstances, ranging from issuance of a warning to the offending individual to expulsion from the conference with no refund. Temporal reserves the right to exclude any participant found to be engaging in harassing behavior from participating in any further Temporal events, trainings or other activities.
If a participant (or individual wishing to participate in a Temporal event, in-person and/or virtual), through postings on social media or other online publications or another form of electronic communication, engages in conduct that violates this policy, whether before, during or after a Temporal event, Temporal may take appropriate corrective action, which could include imposing a temporary or permanent ban on an individual’s participation in future Temporal events.
What To Do If You Witness or Are Subject to Unaccepted Behavior
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns relating to harassment, please contact Temporal immediately at email@example.com.