Blades in the Dark Inclusivity Policy


(Sean Nittner) #1

The Blades Community Inclusivity Policy

The Blades community strives to create an inclusive, safe, fun and engaging community for gamers of all kinds. While we know everyone in our community strives to do their best, we understand it is necessary and important to have a guiding document on how to be a good citizen and how to handle harassment in our community. We hope providing this document will help create a safe space and continue to encourage our members to reach out and be wonderful citizens.

Membership Guidelines

We ask that all members of our community function within the following guidelines:

Always assume best intentions

Assuming best intentions means believing that people are speaking and acting with their best intentions at heart. This means when someone says or does something, you try to see it in the best possible light.

Act with integrity and kindness

While it’s important to be heard and share our opinions, it’s just as important to keep our community a positive, safe space. Do your best to act with kindness, maintain your personal and community integrity, and to ensure that you’re helping create a safe and inclusive environment. By upholding our values with kindness, we can continue to be supportive of one another.

Be a good citizen

Being a good citizen means being a positive, supportive, and kind person in the Blades community. Good citizens do their best to avoid hurting others, they are conscientious of the space they’re occupying, and they try to ensure they are being inclusive of everyone. Good citizens do not deliberately hurt each other, participate in offensive or derogatory behaviour, or make offensive or harmful comments or jokes. All good citizens act within the framework of our inclusivity guidelines and our harassment policy.

Harassment Policy

The Blades community is dedicated to ensuring the safety and inclusion of all its members. We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free space for all gamers. We will not tolerate harassment in any form. Members who violate this policy may be removed from the community.

Any member who experiences harassment should reach out to one of our moderators. We will investigate any reports of harassment and will respond to you within a twenty-four hour period.

Inclusivity

The Blades community strives to create a safe and inclusive space for all gamers from all walks of life. We celebrate all races, ethnicities, body-types, the full spectrum of genders, all sexualities, and all persons with a range of abilities and disabilities. While this list is not complete, we do function with a spirit of inclusiveness.

We believe firmly that a diverse range of experiences and perspectives is completely necessary in building a thriving and healthy gaming community. We are constantly attempting to remove barriers as much as possible and provide tools to create a safe and inclusive space.

All gamers are welcome to join the Blades community and help us forge this inclusive, safe, and welcoming community.

Credit

This inclusivity policy was modeled after The Gaultlet’s inclusivity policy. Thank you to The Gauntlet and Kate Bullock for permission to use it.