Community Guidelines for the TriUXPA’s Slack channel


The Triangle User Experience Professionals Association (TriUXPA) was founded in 2006 and is the North Carolina Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill chapter of the UXPA. 

The Triangle UXPA Slack community is dedicated to fostering an open and welcoming community for everyone to promote the discussion of great user experiences. All members pledge to make participation in our Slack community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, appearance, ethnicity, gender identity, level of experience, nationality, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation. 

We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Any comments deemed by the moderators to be harassment will be deleted. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Failure to comply will lead to permanent removal from the Slack community. 

Code of Conduct: 
TL;DR Be respectful, kind, and empathetic to each other 

We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that encourages people to have discussions. We encourage you to embrace these principles to foster this open exchange of ideas on our channel: 

  • Be humble; practice empathy and humility 
  • Use welcoming and inclusive language
  • Be respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences 
  • Assume competence in each other 
  • Listen carefully and actively 
  • Ask questions, and seek to understand each other’s contexts 
  • Respect each other’s time by doing research before asking questions that have been addressed before or in other channels 
Unacceptable behavior: 
To help participants understand behaviors that are unacceptable or run counter to our culture, we’ve listed examples below of actions that violate our Code of Conduct. 

This list doesn’t cover every case. Each person you interact with is unique, and as a result can define a line of unacceptable behavior that’s unique to them. Ensuring that your behavior does not have a negative impact is your responsibility. 

Examples of unacceptable behavior include: 
  • The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks 
  • Public or private harassment, deliberate intimidation, or threats 
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease 
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional or community setting 

Open and Honest Sharing:
When it comes to sharing resources, please be open and honest about any costs associated with using the resources. If there is a price, that needs to be made clear in the original post. 

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the admins by sending them a direct message. They will respond as promptly as they can.
The admins will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we’ve received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.

Participants asked to stop any inappropriate or harassing behavior must comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the admins may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender and up to and including expulsion from this Slack communityand identifying the participant publicly as someone about whom we've received complaints.

Please be mindful that things you say here may become public. This is a public Slack community. Please exercise caution and refrain from sharing sensitive information that could harm you or others if it becomes public.

We are greatly appreciative of the multiple sources that we drew from to build this Code of Conduct, including:

Copyright © Triangle User Experience Professionals Association

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software