WikiProjectMed:Code of conduct

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This is a code of conduct for on wiki, events, meetups, and other kinds of chapter meetings. It is an independent document, yet designed to complement the practices of other governance bodies within the Wikimedia Movement. All editors of the wiki and attendees at any Wiki Project Med event are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Official from Wiki Project Med will enforce this code. This code of conduct pertains to both online and offline activities. If you are found violating the code of conduct, you may have your editing abilities revoked, be instructed to leave, or may not be allowed to attend future events.


Wiki Project Med is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), preferred intellectual property license, and technical ability or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Sexual language and imagery or profanity is not appropriate for the wiki or event unless it relates to the focus of the event or the topic under discussion. Additionally, any disparaging or harassing remarks made about other editors or attendees while may result in expulsion from the event. Anyone violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the Wiki Project Med. If you have questions about the code of conduct or behavior, please ask.

Online work

  • Threats of violence or legal action, both online and offline are not permitted.
  • While it is permissible to raise specific concerns about an edit, this should be done in a respectful manner.
  • Ongoing personalize of discussions are not permitted.

Offline events

If a person tells you “no” in a conversation, your business with them is done. If you continue to attempt to have contact with that person after they have asked you to stop speaking or interacting with them, you may be asked to leave for the remainder of the event. Additionally, there are all types of attendees with all different kinds of communication styles. If someone walks away from a conversation, let them, and do not follow them. They may be tired, need a break, upset, etc, but they are communicating they are done with the conversation and they are allowed to be left alone. “Go away” means go away.

Harassment includes:

  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Remember, attire and or clothing is not a sign of consent.
  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion, etc
  • Engaging in (such as touching someone’s hair without asking, asking where someone “really comes from”, etc all have racist undertones and are offensive)
  • Deliberate or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names
  • Not respecting physical boundaries. Ask before engaging in physical contact, and stop physical contact after being requested to. Ask someone and get consent if you can touch them (such as touching their arm), or touch their belongings, like a computer (even if it’s to help!), or whatever they are working on (such as if they are looking up a reference in a book). Please respect people’s personal space.