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Code of conduct

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In addition to the agreement waiver and release of liability, the code of conduct also applies.

Friendliness

Being welcoming is important. We aim to be a community that welcomes and supports people with all kinds of skating experiences. This includes participants of any race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, social status, economic class, language, age, family status, political position, appearance and skill.

Skating skill

Not all skaters will have the same skill, training and equipment. When participating in an event, make sure it fits your skill level, equipment and it's requirements. If it does not, wait for a future event that fits you better. Showing up for an event that you are not skilled enough or over skilled to be in, becomes disappointing for all parties involved, fragments the event and community as oppose to unit it. (see mixing skill levels and equipment)

Clothing

Dress adequately and appropriately for a sports event having in mind that we are not skating in a strip club, nor the exhibition of sexually through thin tight or transparent clothing is appreciated. (ie: bikinis are for beaches, topless for nudists, provocative and or revealing outfits for the adult industry, etc). The community is made of people with many different cultural backgrounds, personal and social status and therefore what is acceptable in one culture may be unacceptable in another. The focus here is skating and we can all agree in a modest standard that is adequate for everyone.

Meeting people

Meeting people can lead to all sorts of relations among them, however the focus here is to skate. If you are joining to skate and date, meet and hook up with that cute guy with fancy skates, catch the booty call of a lifetime or find the woman of your unicorn dreams, then kindly check out tinder, lava life and or many other meetup groups which will be successful for those goals. This is a sports group and not a socialite convention.

Politics and religion

Being diverse comes with a diversity of opinions. In order to maintain good skating environment, Politics are to be kept outside of the events and all online platforms related to the members of skating community while on them. This includes imagery displays, signs, clothing, body language, etc. The focus is the sport activity of inline skating.

Joining events

When planing to go to an event please have the following in mind:

  • Do not show up for event that you did not RSVP or let organizers know that you were coming.
  • If you RSVP and for some reason you cannot make it, please let us know by updating your RSVP to "not going" so that organizers are able to manage the event accordingly. No shows are frowned upon as well as going back and forth on decisions. (constant no shows are excluded from future events)
  • When joining an event, read about it's description and respect it. If you prefer to do something else, present your suggestions and provided that the conditions and people match your suggestions, sooner or later there will be an event with focus on those suggestions.
  • The use of electronic communication devices can (and has) made people fall while skating leading to serious injuries. Such, will ruin the event for everyone. Please refrain to chat , text and skate while on a roll.
  • When joining a group, take a moment to read about the group's statement. Some groups are gender based, others invite only, others private, others need approval and others for everyone. Joining the wrong one the wrong way, certainly leads to removal and or ban.

Diplomacy

Taking into account the words you choose to communicate and being diplomatic is important. The way we present ourselves and how we conduct ourselves defines our community.

Being kind, not criticizing destructively and not resorting to insults against others is important. Harassment behavior is not acceptable. This includes and is not limited to:

  • Violent threats or aggressive language against another person.
  • Discriminatory jokes or anecdotes.
  • Sexual or violent content.
  • Publish or threaten to publish personal and unrelated to the project information of another person.
  • Personal insults, especially racist or sexist.
  • Provoking unwanted or unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Provoking, defending or supporting any type of behavior described above.
  • Repeat harassment from others. If a person asks you to stop something, you should stop.