Shift Nudge

Opens June 21, 2021

Code of Conduct

This outlines the expected behaviour of participants in the Shift Nudge Slack community.

The current admin(s): Matt D. Smith


Please keep what is said in Shift Nudge confidential. Don't repeat or quote things said here without the affirmative consent of the speaker(s). Please be mindful that things you say here may at some point become public. While we expect members to honor the confidentiality of this space, we cannot guarantee that they will do so—nor can we guarantee that every member's login credentials and logged-in devices are secure. Please exercise caution and refrain from sharing sensitive information that could harm you or others if it became public.

Message Retention

Because this is a free slack account, we have restricted scroll back, but Slack, the company, retains complete logs of all channels and direct messages back to the creation of Shift Nudge. Slack is a U.S. company and therefore subject to subpoenas from U.S. courts. Our logs may be subject to subpoena and could become public as part of legal proceedings.


We want this to be a fun, pleasant, and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Harassment includes:


It is up to the sole-discretion of the admin(s) as to whether or not your posts are considered self-promotion. Posting links to your designs, or projects in-progress is highly encouraged! Posting the occasional link to one of your social media channels is OK, but constant or regular self-promotion can become overwhelming. If everyone was constantly posting links to their own social media the group would become unusable. If you regularly self-promote you will be asked to stop. If you don't stop you will be removed from the group. The primary purpose of this Slack channel is for students to post homework, connect with others, etc.


If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the admin(s). They'll respond as promptly as they can. We 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 harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the admins may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from this slack and identifying the participant publicly as someone about whom we've received complaints.

Credits and License

This code of conduct is based on Annalee Flower Horne's Sample Slack Code of Conduct, which is in turn based on Geek Feminism's Community Anti-Harassment Policy. We have adapted the Sample Slack Code of Conduct for our own use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.