Project:Code of conduct

Accountability Wiki, a wiki for consumers and workers

All members of the Accountability Wiki community are expected to respect and follow Accountability Wiki's Code of Conduct. Any participants not following these accounts may have their accounts blocked at the discretion of Accountability Wiki's team of volunteer administrators.


In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming community, we are committed to making participation in Accountability Wiki a respectful and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sex, sexual orientation, disability, neuroatypicality, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, political affiliation, or religion.

Skills and community status make no difference to the right to be respected and the obligation to respect others. Newcomers and other contributors with limited experience in our community deserve a welcoming attitude and constructive feedback. Prolific contributions and technical expertise are not a justification for lower standards of behavior.

Unacceptable behavior

Harassment and other types of inappropriate behavior are unacceptable on Accountability Wiki. Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Personal attacks, violence, threats of violence, threats of legal action, or deliberate intimidation.
  • Offensive, derogatory, or discriminatory comments.
  • Gratuitous or off-topic use of sexual language or imagery.
  • Inappropriate or unwanted attention, touching, or physical contact (sexual or otherwise).
  • Inappropriate or unwanted public or private communication, following, or any form of stalking.
  • Unwanted photography or recording.
  • Threats of violence
  • Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
  • Deliberate intimidation
  • Stalking or following
  • Disclosure of a person's identity or other private information without their consent. Disclosure of some identifying information is not consent to disclose other identifying information.
  • Inappropriate or unwanted publication of private communication. Publishing or reporting private communication or personally identifying information for the purposes of reporting harassment (as explained here) and/or in the case of whistleblowing, is acceptable.
  • Harming the discussion or community with methods such as sustained disruption, interruption, or blocking of community collaboration (i.e. trolling).
  • Discrimination, particularly against marginalized and otherwise underrepresented groups. Targeted outreach to such groups is allowed and encouraged.
  • Using the code of conduct system for purposes other than reporting genuine violations of the code of conduct (e.g., retaliating against a reporter or victim by filing a report claiming their response was harassment).
  • Attempting to circumvent a decision of Accountability Wiki's administrators.

The Wikigreed community prioritizes underrepresented and marginalised people's safety over privileged people's comfort. Wikigreed administrators will not act on complaints regarding:

  • Reverse -isms, including "reverse racism" or "reverse sexism"
  • Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as "leave me alone", "go away", or "I’m not discussing this with you".
  • Refusal to explain or debate social justice concepts
  • Communicating in a "tone" you don’t find congenial
  • Criticizing racist, sexist, or otherwise oppressive behavior or assumptions

Reporting and enforcement

Please report any and all potential violations of this code of conduct to the Accountability Wiki administrators via email (webmaster(_AT_)accountabilitywiki(_DOT_)org) or on the Accountability Wiki help desk (please note use of help desk will be public and include your username or IP address).

Enforcement of this code of conduct is at the discretion of Accountability Wiki's team of volunteer administrators and may include a permanent ban from Accountability Wiki. If the person who is harassing you is on the team, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident. We will respond as promptly as we can.

This code of conduct applies to Wikigreed sponsored spaces, but if you are being harassed by a member of the Accountability Wiki community outside our spaces, we still want to know about it. We will take all good-faith reports of harassment by Accountability Wiki community members seriously. This includes harassment outside our spaces and harassment that took place at any point in time. The team reserves the right to exclude people from the Accountability Wiki community based on their past behavior, including behavior outside Accountability Wiki spaces and behavior towards people who are not in the Accountability Wiki community.

Attribution and re-use

This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Code of Conduct for Wikimedia technical spaces, Contributor Covenant (revision 49054013), the jQuery Code of Conduct (revision 91777886), the Open Code of Conduct (v1.0), the Geek Feminism Blog, and the Citizen Code of Conduct, along with the Wikimedia Foundation's Friendly space policy.

Text from the Contributor Covenant and the jQuery Code of Conduct is used under the MIT License (Contributor Covenant has changed its license to CC BY 4.0 now). The text from the Open Code of Conduct is used under a Creative Commons Attribution license. The text from the Citizen Code of Conduct is used under a Creative Commons Share-alike Attribution license. The overall text is under's standard license (CC BY-SA 3.0).

We value each other's contributions and each contributor's commitment to making Accountability Wiki a friendly space for everyone.