I was watching the beginning of Bang Bang Con (!!Con) and they talked about their code of conduct. I liked these three tips they gave to stay in line with their values:

  • “Avoid feigning surprise.” When someone says something like “I’ve never heard that you can do x,” instead of replying “You’ve never heard that?!” take a moment to revel in the fact the person is about to learn something new and cool. Let that frame your response.
  • Avoid “well, actually...” if someone says something not quite correct.
  • Avoid subtle -isms like “so easy my grandmother could do it.” That’s a subtle exclusion of women and older people.

Edit: these are based on the Recurse Center’s social rules.


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