Code of Conduct

Well-Written is proud to be a diverse group with members of all ages, races, jobs and cultures coming together as a creative community. The one thing we all share is a love of writing.

We want Well-Written to be a fun, friendly, and respectful place for everyone. Our Code of Conduct is designed to ensure that it stays an enjoyable and safe space to be, and we are dedicated to providing a respectful, harassment-free community for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment or bullying of any member in any form. This does not only extend to our online Facebook group, but also to anyone who comes along to our events and meet-ups.

The Well-Written spaces are moderated to ensure that they are friendly, civilised and welcoming. It is important to us that every member feels comfortable and safe. Posts in our Facebook group which break the rules will be deleted without warning. Members who do not behave in accordance with our Code of Conduct will be asked to leave the group(s).

Unacceptable behaviour includes: offensive verbal/electronic comments related to personal characteristics or choices; sexual images or comments in public or online spaces; deliberate intimidation, bullying, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks, physical meetings or other events; inappropriate physical contact, or unwelcome sexual attention. Participants who are asked to stop any harassing or bullying behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in unacceptable behaviour, representatives of the Well-Written community may take any reasonable action they deem appropriate to resolve the issue, including but not limited to: warning the offender; expulsion from any Well-Written event; expulsion from mailing lists, Facebook groups and other electronic communications channels.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please act to intercede or ask for help from the Well-Written Facebook admins, blog admins, or organisers/representatives of any Well-Written events. 

Our Well-Written Facebook group rules include the following expectations. These also extend to any physical events and meet ups. 

Be kind and courteous

We’re all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let’s treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.

No hate speech or bullying.

Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind is not allowed and degrading comments about things such as race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated.

No promotions or spam

Give more to the group than you take. Self-promotion, spam and irrelevant links are not allowed.

Respect everyone’s privacy.

Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the group should stay in the group. 

 

This Code of Conduct has been adapted from the Plone Foundation and Facebook Community Standards