Wrestling Social Forums Code of Conduct



Community Code of Conduct

Everyone participating in the Wrestling Social community—including, but not limited to the Wrestling Social Forum and in-person events—is required to agree to the following code of conduct. This includes all everyone.

Wrestling Social will enforce this code. We expect cooperation from everyone to ensure a safe, diverse, and welcoming environment.

The Condensed Version

Wrestling Social is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

Sexist, racist, discriminatory, or harassing language and imagery is not appropriate in the XOXO community, in person or online. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from Wrestling Social, and all future events without a refund at the discretion of Wrestling Social’s admins.

The Less Condensed Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Exception: Discussion or images related to sex, pornography, discriminatory language, or similar is welcome if it meets all of the following criteria:

— It is necessary to the topic of discussion and no alternative exists
— It is presented in a respectful manner
— Members are respectfully given ample warning and opportunity to leave beforehand

This exception specifically does not allow use of gratuitous sexual images as attention-getting devices or unnecessary examples.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are required to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in any of the aforementioned behavior, Wrestling Social may take any action they deem appropriate, from warning the offender to temporarily or permanently banning the member.

Reporting and Enforcement

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact Phil Nelson immediately at phil@wrestling.social or by direct message in the Wrestling Social Forum.

All reports will be handled in the strictest confidence.


This document was based on the XOXO Festival Code of Conduct, which is itself based on the work of JSConf, Geek Feminism, confcodeofconduct.com, and inspired by resources provided by Ashe Dryden.

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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