Code of Conduct


  • Be friendly and welcoming
  • Be patient
    • Remember that people have varying communication styles and that not everyone is using their native language. (Meaning and tone can be lost in translation.)
    • Remember that not everyone will be able to respond to messages (especially if chat rooms are full and moving quickly)
  • Be thoughtful
    • Productive communication requires effort. Think about how your words will be interpreted.
    • Remember that sometimes it is best to refrain entirely from commenting.
  • Be respectful
    • Respect differences of opinion.
    • Respect others’ privacy
    • Respect the law
  • Be charitable
    • Interpret the arguments of others in good faith, do not seek to disagree.
    • When we do disagree, try to understand why.
  • Avoid destructive behavior:
    • Derailing: stay on topic; if you want to talk about something else, start a new conversation.
    • Unconstructive criticism: don’t merely decry the current state of affairs; offer—or at least solicit—suggestions as to how things may be improved.
    • Snarking (pithy, unproductive, sniping comments)
    • Discussing potentially offensive or sensitive issues; this all too often leads to unnecessary conflict.
    • Microaggressions: brief and commonplace verbal, behavioral and environmental indignities that communicate hostile, derogatory or negative slights and insults to a person or group.

Our Standards

Examples of acceptable behavior for a positive environment include:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
  • Focusing on what is best for the community
  • Showing empathy towards other community members

Examples of unacceptable behavior for participants include:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
  • Public or private harassment
  • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting


  • Since the internet is a public space we cannot ensure complete privacy since it is an open forum, however WeekZero is a welcoming environment for people to be themselves 
  • No unsolicited PMs, meaning communication is a two way street
  • If someone is not responding to your messages do not continue to send more
  • If someone does not want to continue a conversation do not press forwards
  • No unwanted spamming
  • No harassing or toxic behaviour
  • Ask before adding others on online platforms 
  • If you would like to share video or voice, ensure that it is appropriate