Fact Modeling Community Code of Conduct

Modeling is fun, and we are fun.

Modeling is an exploration of the true nature of ideas and the realities they describe. There will always be differences of opinion, otherwise there could be no questions that need answering. The Fact Modeling community is full of wonderful people from a diverse range of backgrounds, and we want to ensure it remains a respectful, welcoming and safe environment to all who wish to be a part of it.

In our discussions, we try to avoid bald assertions of truth. Language is too slippery to be sure we've expressed ourselves accurately, or that our readers will understand our words in the same sense we intended them. If someone seems to be talking nonsense, we help them to clarify their thoughts and expressions, never confronting the individual themselves. In short: play the ball, not the player.

Whenever we come together as a community, our shared spaces are opportunities to showcase the best of what we can be. We are there to support our peers - to build each other up, to accept each other for who they are, and to encourage each other to become the people they want to be.

With that in mind, if you contribute articles or to a forum discussion, or are present at any official event, whether as a writer, attendee, organiser, sponsor or speaker, we take it as given that you agree to follow this code of conduct:

The Fact Modeling organisation is dedicated to providing harassment-free experiences at events and conferences for everyone, regardless of education level, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or age. We do not tolerate harassment in any form.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate in any circumstance.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other members of the community. Be respectful towards others. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate in discussion forums or at events supported by the Fact Modeling community.

Anyone violating these rules at events may be locked out of participation in the forums or asked to leave the event without a refund at the sole discretion of the organisers.

If you or someone else is subject to harassment, or you have a concern, please contact the Fact Modeling administrators or organisers, or member of the Fact Modeling Charter Committee.