All poets, attendees, and volunteers at the gathering are expected to cooperate with our community guidelines in order to help ensure a safe environment for everybody. Here are some additional tips that we want to use to help our online discussion remain healthy throughout our Festival:
1. Help Others
You may have more experience with online discussion or with new concepts presented during the Festival than some other people. Give them a hand. Show them it’s not so hard.
2. Be Kind
Kindness is underrated. Being thoughtful and encouraging to one another is one way we can foster better online community.
3. Be a Good Conversationalist
If you’re in our Community Conversation and no one is speaking, try asking a question.
Our Strong Stance on Harassment
Our Festival is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of Festival participants in any form. Gathering participants violating these rules may be banned from future Festival activities. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Note: If you are experiencing a problem, request the host/monitor.
This code of conduct and online discussion guide may be changed from time to time at the discretion of the Dodge Poetry Festival. Original Code of Conduct source and credit: JSConf.us & The Ada Initiative. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License Online discussion language adapted from Netiquette by Peter Roper from The University of Virginia.
Our online-only festival is here to bring you thoughtful conversations, connection and community through great poetry. Find inspiration here to fuel what you do next.