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Ticket #957: conduct.3.md

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1Like the technical community as a whole, the WordPress team and community is made up of a mixture of professionals and volunteers from all over the world, working on every aspect of the mission - including mentorship, teaching, and connecting people.
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3Diversity is one of our huge strengths, but it can also lead to communication issues and unhappiness. To that end, we have a few ground rules that we ask people to adhere to. This code applies equally to lead developers, core committers, new and existing contributors, and visitors seeking help in the support forums and IRC.
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5This isn’t an exhaustive list of things that you can’t do. Rather, take it in the spirit in which it’s intended - a guide to make it easier to enrich all of us and the technical communities in which we participate.
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7This code of conduct applies to all spaces managed by the WordPress Foundation and its projects. This includes Slack and IRC; the mailing lists and forums; Trac, Github, and other issue trackers; WordCamps, Meetups, and other official WordPress events; and any other forums created by the project team which the community uses for communication. In addition, violations of this code outside these spaces may affect a person's ability to participate within them.
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9If you believe someone is violating the code of conduct, we ask that you report it by emailing conduct@jquery.org. For more details please see our [Reporting Guidelines](https://jquery.org/conduct/reporting/) [1]
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11* **Be friendly and patient.**
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13* **Be welcoming.** We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to members of any race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, color, immigration status, social and economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.
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15* **Be considerate.** Your work will be used by other people, and you in turn will depend on the work of others. Any decision you take will affect users and colleagues, and you should take those consequences into account when making decisions. Remember that we're a world-wide community, so you might not be communicating in someone else's primary language or timezone.
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17* **Be respectful.** Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behavior and poor manners. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack. It’s important to remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one. Members of the WordPress community should be respectful when dealing with other members as well as with people outside the WordPress community.
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19* **Be careful in the words that you choose.** We are a community of professionals, and we conduct ourselves professionally. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other participants. Harassment and other exclusionary behavior aren't acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to:
20        * Violent threats or language directed against another person.
21        * Discriminatory jokes and language.
22        * Posting sexually explicit or violent material.
23        * Posting (or threatening to post) other people's personally identifying information ("doxing").
24        * Personal insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms.
25        * Unwelcome sexual attention.
26        * Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
27        * Repeated harassment of others. In general, if someone asks you to stop, then stop.
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29* **When we disagree, try to understand why.** Disagreements, both social and technical, happen all the time and WordPress is no exception. It is important that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively. Remember that we’re different. The strength of WordPress comes from its varied community, people from a wide range of backgrounds. Different people have different perspectives on issues. Being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn’t mean that they’re wrong. Don’t forget that it is human to err and blaming each other doesn’t get us anywhere. Instead, focus on helping to resolve issues and learning from mistakes.
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31Original text courtesy of [jQuery](https://github.com/jquery/jquery.org/blob/conduct/pages/conduct.md) [2], the [Speak Up! project](http://speakup.io/coc.html) and [Django Project](https://www.djangoproject.com/conduct/).
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33## Questions?
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35If you have questions, please see the [FAQ](https://jquery.org/conduct/faq/). If that doesn't answer your questions, feel free to [contact us](mailto:conduct@jquery.org) [1]
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38## Notes
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40[1] We don't have reporting guidlines, a FAQ, or an email address that I'm aware of. I assume we need one that goes to the [Escalation Team](https://make.wordpress.org/community/2015/07/02/escalation-team/)?
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42[2] The page hasn't been merged on to jquery.org yet. Need to update that link when it does.