Code of Conduct & Moderation

We are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of level of experience, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, personal appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, nationality, or other similar characteristic.

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Code of Conduct

Avoid ...

  • using overtly sexual aliases or other nicknames that might detract from a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all.

  • private harassment.

  • spamming, trolling, flaming, baiting or other attention-stealing behavior.

Strive To ...

  • be kind and courteous. Being mean or rude does not help.

  • go the extra step to look out for each other.

  • respect differences of opinion. Remember that design and implementation choices involve trade-offs. Don’t expect a single right answer, even if you perfectly understand the context.

  • avoid flirting with offensive or sensitive issues, particularly if they’re off-topic. This can lead to unnecessary fights, hurt feelings, and damaged trust. Worse, it can drive people away from the community entirely.

  • assume good faith. Please respond to the strongest plausible interpretation of what someone says, not a weaker one that’s easier to criticize.

  • be your best self.


  • Assume good intent.

  • Strive to understand the other person, rather than promote your point of view.

  • If someone takes issue with something you said or did, don’t take it personally. Resist the urge to be defensive. Consider their request and try to be accomodating.

  • Even if you feel you were misinterpreted or unfairly accused, don't focus on that. Think about different approaches to try in the future. Perhaps there was something you could have communicated better.

  • Forgive. Misunderstandings and mistakes happen. Accept genuine apologies. Remember that people grow and change.


These are the policies for upholding our community’s standards of conduct.

  • We will exclude you from interaction if you insult, demean or harass anyone.

  • Remarks that violate the ZGL standards of conduct, including hateful, hurtful, oppressive, or exclusionary remarks, are not allowed. (Cursing is allowed, but never targeting another user, and never in a hateful manner.)

  • We don’t tolerate behavior that excludes people in socially marginalized groups.

  • Remarks that moderators find inappropriate, whether listed in the code of conduct or not, are also not allowed.


  1. Moderators will first respond to such remarks with a warning.

  2. If the warning is unheeded, the user will be “kicked”, i.e., kicked out of the communication channel to cool off.

  3. If the user comes back and continues to make trouble, they will be banned, i.e., indefinitely excluded.

  4. Moderators may choose at their discretion to un-ban the user if it was a first offense and they offer the offended party a genuine apology.


If a moderator bans someone and you think it was unjustified, please take it up with that moderator, or with a different moderator, in private. Complaints about bans in-channel are not allowed.

Moderators are held to a higher standard than other community members. If a moderator creates an inappropriate situation, they should expect less leeway than others.

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The policies listed above apply to all official ZGL venues; including Zulip:; GitHub repositories under zg-lang; and all forums under


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