ANRNZ Code of Conduct

ANRNZ Code of Conduct (Kaupapa)

To be a truly great community, Android Netrunner: New Zealand (ANRNZ) seeks to welcome players from all walks of life, with different backgrounds, and with a wide range of experience. A diverse and friendly community will have more great ideas, more unique perspectives, and produce a richer community, to that end, we maintain this Kaupapa (code of conduct).

This isn’t an exhaustive list of things that you can and can’t do. Rather, take it in the spirit in which it’s intended - a guide to make ANRNZ a place where everyone can feel welcome and safe to participate equally. This code or kaupapa applies equally to everyone who chooses to be a member of the Android Netrunner: New Zealand Facebook group, ANRNZ Slack as well as those who attend our ANRNZ associated events.
We agree to:

Be welcoming.
We strive to be a community that welcomes and recognises all individuals equally. Although not an exhaustive list, this means that regardless of our; culture, ethnicity, gender, age, body, social or economic status, political or religious beliefs, mental or physical ability, our privilege etc., that we aim to see each other as holistic individuals.

Be respectful.
We come together to share our interest in A:NR, whether that takes the form of participating in an online discussion or playing against an opponent, we acknowledge our roles as ambassadors for both ANRNZ as well as the wider A:NR community. Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor manners and disrespectful behaviour. It’s important to remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is neither productive nor something that people wish to partake in. To grow our community we need to grow our respect towards others, members of the ANRNZ community should be respectful when representing themselves as well as the community at large.

Treat others as you wish to be treated.
Be aware of how you can impact the space you occupy. At ANRNZ we expect you to be kind to others. Do not insult or put down others. Harassment and other exclusionary behavior are unacceptable at any ANRNZ event or space.

This includes, but is not limited to:
Violent threats or language directed against another person.
Discriminatory jokes and language.
Posting sexually explicit or violent material.
Posting (or threatening to post) other people's personally identifying information ("doxing").
Personal insults / derogatory comments.
Unwelcome sexual attention.
Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
Remember, it’s the person on the receiving end of the behaviour who is affected by it rather than the person sending it out. Even with the best of intentions we can accidentally upset or offend others. Be kind, considerate and exercise your best common sense, and if someone asks you to stop, stop.

Be patient.
We might all experience some frustration now and then, but that’s no excuse to let that frustration to turn ugly. Whether we’re sitting opposite a table, or discussing opposite sides of a discussion, if we disagree, let us do so civilly. Disagreements can happen all the time and it is important that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively. Remember that we’re all individuals. Blame and negativity doesn’t get us anywhere. Instead, focus on working helping to resolve issues and learning from each others lessons.

What may happen if this Code of Conduct (Kaupapa) is breached?

Although we wish this never to be the case, ANRNZ reserves the right to moderate its’ public and private spaces in accordance with these guidelines. This is includes but is not limited to; the ANRNZ Facebook, Slack and any ANRNZ assoc. event.

If instances of repeated or significant infringement occur (as decided by ANRNZ management), ANRNZ representatives reserve the right to stand down or exclude members / participants at their discretion, immediately and indefinitely as they see fit.

However; any member or participant has the right to discuss and contest any such decision made by the ANRNZ management at the nearest possible convenience in whichever form is mutually beneficial to all parties. Anyone is able to request a third party to facilitate such a meeting, anyone is able to bring support people.

Although these measures may sound extreme they, by design, look to safeguard individuals against aggressive and negative behaviour.

tl;dr - If you’ve been constantly acting like a ‘dick’, you might be asked to leave.

We will work diligently to make the ANRNZ community as welcoming as possible to everyone.