Code of Conduct

Bee Game Discord is a community-driven public discord and league for Killer Queen Black players, from casual fans to seasoned competitors. We are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, focusing on the values of compassion, integrity, respect and courage.

Our Goal

The goal of this document is to set the overall tone for our community. This isn’t an exhaustive list of things you can and can't do. Rather, take this document in the spirit in which it’s intended, and try to be your best self. The code is a living document, and will be changed and improved over time. We'll do our best to share any changes with the community.

Scope

This Code of Conduct applies to all spaces managed by the Bee Game Discord. This includes, but is not limited to, The Bee Game League, and any tournaments or special events conducted on or associated with The Bee Game Discord. In addition, violations of this code outside these spaces may affect a person's ability to participate within them.

 

The Bee Game Discord Code of Conduct applies equally to all members of the community, including volunteers and mods. All members will be personally responsible for familiarizing themselves with this Code of Conduct and the Bee Game Discord Rules document.

 

The moderation team will be responsible for promoting and posting these documents in easily noticeable places, but this Code of Conduct will apply to all participants regardless of whether they’ve read it.

Values

The values of Bee Game Discord and League are heavily borrowed from the Keystone Code (more info available at https://www.anykey.org/keystone-code/):

  • Compassion: treat others as you would like to be treated; consider the perspectives of others.

  • Integrity: be honest, be committed, play fair.

  • Respect: respect all other humans, teammates and competitors alike.

  • Courage: be courageous in competition and in standing up for what is right.

 

It takes work to build a safe and inclusive community. This work comes in many small forms, including what you will stand/won't stand for in voice chat, how you choose to talk to others and the level of effort that you put into the game/community. A core mentality of our community is not just saying "we are welcoming" but doing the work to make things welcoming, even if it means standing up to those in the community who are actively not living our values.

 

The moderation team of Bee Game Discord also promises to abide to an adjusted version of the Santa Clara Principles for moderation (more info available at https://santaclaraprinciples.org/):

  • Transparency: moderators will provide notice to each user whose content is taken down or account is suspended about the reason for the removal or suspension.

  • Accountability: moderators will provide a meaningful opportunity for timely appeal of any content removal or account suspension.

Code of Conduct

  1. We have have zero tolerance for discrimination. This includes but not limited to: age, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation and citizenship.

  2. We have zero tolerance for racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, or any discrimination against any marginalized group.

  3. We have zero tolerance for egregious acts that make a player fear for their safety (e.g. sexual harassment or threats of physical violence).

  4. Repercussions of abusive behavior may range anywhere from a warning to expulsion from Bee Game Discord events depending on the severity of the action(s) at the discretion of the moderation team. We reserve the right to deny offenders entry to their community events and online spaces including, but not limited to, the Bee Game Discord and Bee Game League.

 

Example Actions That Violate This Code

Please note the following should not be construed as a complete list of unacceptable behavior, but rather is a handful of example actions that violate our code.

 

  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks

  • Public or private harassment

  • Spamming, raiding, hijacking, or inciting disruption of streams or social media

  • Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”)

  • Unwelcome sexual attention including sexualized comments, jokes, and sexual advances

  • Making casually bigoted comments or jokes (e.g. “that’s so gay,” “you play like a girl,” etc.)

  • Trash-talking in a way that focuses on someone’s personal traits instead of on their gaming skill

  • Sharing hurtful or mean-spirited memes

  • Discussing topics that are overly polarizing, sensitive, or incite arguments. This includes the discussion of polarizing political views, violence, suicide, and rape.

  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior

  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate.

 

Reporting

The following methods of reporting are available to the public: 

  • Send a DM to @ModMail. This goes to a shared inbox that all Mods can see.

  • Send an email to beegame.gg+mods@gmail.com

  • List of moderators that can be private messaged:

    • @kg

    • @dadcore

    • @sklover

    • @egeefree

 

Inquiries about the process or about the help the victim can receive should go through any of these channels. We encourage discretion and respect for all players at all times. As such, false reports will not be taken lightly.

Attribution

This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Python Discord Code of Conduct, Keystone Code and Killer Queen Chicago Code of Conduct.

Changelog

  • February 26, 2021

    • Initial Version