Our diverse user base brings together different perspectives, ideas, and experiences - and we are all better off for it. We are committed to making the Block Protocol a welcoming place for the different voices and perspectives our community has to offer, while maintaining a safe environment that enables people to be their best.
By outlining what we think a safe, welcoming, and productive community looks like, we hope to help you understand how best to interact and collaborate on our platform in line with our Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policies.
We encourage our community members to communicate expectations clearly, moderate their projects where possible, and report any content that may violate our policies. Block Protocol personnel will investigate any reports of abuse, and may moderate public content on our site that we determine to be in violation of our Terms of Service.
The primary purpose of the Block Protocol community is to collaborate on creating a world of interconnected blocks and types. We are committed to maintaining a community where users are free to express themselves and challenge one another's ideas, both technical and otherwise. At the same time, it's important that users remain respectful and allow space for others to contribute openly. In order to foster both a safe and productive environment, we encourage our community members to look to these guidelines to inform how they interact on our platform. Below, you’ll find some suggestions for how to have successful interactions as a valued member of the Block Protocol community.
While some disagreements can be resolved with direct, respectful communication between community members, we understand that is not always the case. We encourage our community to let us know when they believe content or activity they’ve encountered violates our policies. However, if you run into something or someone on the site that you find objectionable, here are some ways the Block Protocol enables you to take action:
While we are passionate about empowering maintainers to moderate their own projects, please reach out to us if you need additional support in dealing with a situation.
We rely on reports from the community, as well as proactive detection, to help ensure that the Block Protocol is a safe, welcoming, and productive platform for software developers. There are a variety of factors we consider when we’re made aware of behavior or content not in line with the Block Protocol's policies. However, our policy enforcement and content moderation approach prioritizes our vision to be the home for all developers. This means:
Where we have decided that moderation action is warranted, these are some of the ways we may respond:
If your content or account has been disabled or restricted and you seek reinstatement or wish to appeal, please see our Appeals Policy for information about the process and use our contact form to submit a request.
These are only guidelines; they do not modify our Terms of Service and are not intended to be a complete list. Under those terms, the Block Protocol retains full discretion to remove any content or terminate any accounts for activity that violates our Acceptable Use Policies. These guidelines describe when we will exercise that discretion.