Online spaces, communities and forums organized by Baltimore Heritage should be safe places for everybody regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion. As someone who is part of this community, you agree that:
- We are collectively and individually committed to safety and inclusivity.
- We have zero tolerance for abuse, harassment, or discrimination.
- We respect people’s boundaries and identities.
- We refrain from using language that can be considered oppressive (systemically or otherwise), eg. sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, classist, etc. – this includes (but is not limited to) various slurs.
- We avoid using offensive topics as a form of humor.
We actively work towards:
- Being a safe community
- Cultivating a network of support & encouragement for each other
- Encouraging responsible and varied forms of expression
- Stalking or publishing private information
- Threats of harm, harassment
- Anything that compromises people’s safety
☝️These things are not OK. If you say something that is found offensive, and you are called out on it, let’s:
- Listen without interruption.
- Believe what the person is saying & do not attempt to disqualify what they have to say.
- Ask for tips / help with avoiding making the offense in the future.
- Apologize and ask forgiveness.
Failing to follow the community guidelines as described in this document carries consequences. For minor infractions, your comments may be removed with notice. Upon repeat offenses, or if the community believes you are not acting in good faith, you may be asked to leave or removed from the online community.
We enforce these guidelines for the four Facebook groups moderated by Baltimore Heritage staff and volunteers:
- Bmore Historic
- Baltimore Parks & Open Space Alliance
- Baltimore’s New Old House Forum
- Saving Places! Let’s Talk about Preservation Advocacy
These guidelines are also applied to the moderation of comments here on the Baltimore Heritage website, on Explore Baltimore Heritage, and on any other Baltimore Heritage supported digital projects.