I know there’s been lots of “buzz” in the forum recently about religion, LGBT rights, and how to have a polite disagreement.
We built Hopscotch to make it easier for everyone to code. Anyone who wants to code on Hopscotch is welcome, including you! It’s your place to make things that you care about.
By joining an amazingly creative community like Hopscotch, you are jumping into a pool that is filled with people who might be very different than you. This is exactly why Hopscotch is full of so much great stuff—there are thousands of wildly different brains collaborating and contributing.
As you know, this community is incredibly special and rare. And it takes each of us to keep it this way. If people start making each other feel unwelcomed, Hopscotch will become a place where people don’t feel comfortable being themselves, and we’d lose all the individuality that makes this place so special.
So.. #1 thing we have to remember:
Spread positive energy.
If you see a project or forum topic that makes you uncomfortable or isn’t something you’re into, just don’t join it. There’s plenty of other stuff you can spend your time on in Hopscotch -- join groups you are interested in, make cool things, compliment people’s projects, help new people get started or just play awesome games.
It’s up to us to keep this place awesome.
Spread positive energy. It’s contagious. It will make others spread positive energy too.
If you have any questions about this, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nothing is more important to me than you (and everyone else) feeling welcomed and awesome in Hopscotch.
**small print: if you make someone else feel unwelcome, threatened, or unloved in Hopscotch, your account can be suspended. I would hate for someone to feel this way and I would hate to have to suspend you. So please, pretty please, don’t make me do that.