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Guidelines

The purpose of our Code of Conduct is to ensure that all participants in the Delphi-PRAXiS have the best possible experience. We are all here to help each other learn, grow our skillsets and have a good time!

 

As a worldwide community, diversity is one of our huge strengths, but it can also lead to communication issues and unhappiness. To that end, we have a few principles that we ask people to adhere to, to ensure that Delphi-PRAXiS continues to be an excellent space in which to communicate, collaborate, and contribute.

 

This isn't an exhaustive list of things that you can or can't do. Rather, take it in the spirit in which it's intended — a guide to make it easier to be excellent to each other. We expect it to be followed in spirit as much as in the letter.

 

  • 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 you should take those consequences into account when making decisions.
  • Be patient. Communities are often built on volunteer time both from participants and organizers. It is possible that your question or code contribution or suggestion might not receive an immediate response. Be patient and consider the norms of the community. One reminder ping is welcome, many reminder pings in rapid succession are not a good display of patience. Similarly, posting the same question in multiple threads is frowned upon and should not be done.
  • 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. We expect members of Delphi-PRAXiS to be respectful when communicating with other community members.
  • Be nice. Everyone in Delphi-PRAXiS should feel welcome, regardless of their background. Please be courteous, respectful and polite to fellow community members. No offensive comments related to gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion; no sexual images, real or implied violence, intimidation, oppression, stalking, following or unwelcome sexual attention will not be tolerated.
  • Communicate effectively. We don't all speak the same language at the same skill level. Clear communication can help to avoid misunderstandings, as can remembering that our interpretations of words can be different depending on our backgrounds. Having context is important. It's better to ask for clarification than to make assumptions. Disagreements, social and technical, are normal, but we expect participants in the Delphi-PRAXiS to resolve disagreements constructively — so please avoid flamewars, trolling, personal attacks, and repetitive arguments.

 

Content we want to avoid

  • Everything related to software-piracy for obvious reasons.
  • Discussions about politics and religion. There are simply better communities for this. Both are sensitive topics and will most likely lead to emotional discussions. These kind of discussions usually consume too much of our time just for moderation.
  • Posts that are related to Embarcadero policies or practices or in general deal with issues that are beyond the control of the members of this community.

 

Our moderators may remove or lock such posts

 

Reporting a Problem
These guidelines are ambitious, and we’re not always going to succeed in meeting them. When something goes wrong you can report the harmful content. Reported content will alert moderators. They will act as quickly as they can.

 

All actions will be taken on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of our moderators. If you have concerns about how a moderator has handled a situation, please contact us directly.

 

Conclusion
This is a work in progress. We welcome your feedback on this and every other aspect of what we do as Delphi-PRAXiS, and we thank you for working with us to make it a safe, enjoyable, and friendly experience for everyone involved in the community.