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Missing: Code of Conduct

I have spoken about the importance of a Code of Conduct in the past. Since conversations have cropped up around several communities and events in technology regarding Codes of Conduct, I am going to discuss my experiences with them.

Over the years I have spent a lot of time in and around gaming communities. During that time I realized that community guidelines and a code of conduct are an important tool. In watching these recent conversations, I feel some people have been too focused on their practical application. So I will talk about why a community should have a code of conduct, what you stand to gain by implementing one, and address some of the common arguments against them.

I wrote a step-by-step guide to writing a code of conduct here, taken from an earlier blog post addressing another community that lacked a code of conduct.
I'm not a bad person, why do I need one? I have not read the code of conduct for most communities I have been a part of one. I also do not know the spe…