These guidelines apply to all official communication channels (blender.org, blender.chat, mailing lists) and activities that take place on blender.org.
Reports of violations are to be raised with the administrators and will get handled on a case by case basis. If you wish to dispute administrator's decisions you can ask for a final appeal at the Blender Foundation board.
We recognize that misunderstandings and mistakes can happen. We will only take actions after repeated intentional violations.
Be respectful and considerate:
- Disagreement is no excuse for poor behaviour or personal attacks.
- Remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable is not a productive one.
Be patient and generous:
- If someone asks for help it is because they need it.
- Do politely suggest specific documentation or more appropriate venues where appropriate, but avoid aggressive or vague responses.
Assume people mean well:
- Remember that decisions are often a difficult choice between competing priorities.
- If you disagree, please do so politely.
- If something seems outrageous, check that you did not misinterpret it.
- Ask for clarification, but do not assume the worst.
Try to be concise:
- Avoid repeating what has been said already.
- Making a conversation larger makes it difficult to follow, and people often feel personally attacked if they receive multiple messages telling them the same thing.