Tabletop Media Code of Conduct

Hobbyist Media Code of Ethics v1.0

[ code of ethics | code of conduct | appendices | bibliography ]

Date of Publication

24/6/2019

Version

This is version 1.0. Comment and critique is encouraged.

Changelog and links to historical versions at the end of the appendices.

Photograph is of the Kelipes in Falkirk, sculpted by Andy Scott. Photograph by Meeple Like Us.

Adopters

Contributors

  • Michael Heron, Meeple Like Us
  • Pauline Belford, Meeple Like Us
  • Marc Davis, The Thoughtful Gamer
  • Demetri Ballas, The Ramble Repository
  • Peer reviewer that elected to remain anonymous
  • Peer reviewer that elected to remain anonymous
  • Peer reviewer that elected to remain anonymous
  • Peer reviewer that elected to remain anonymous
  • Peer reviewer that elected to remain anonymous
  • Peer reviewer that elected to remain anonymous

Terms of Use

This code of ethics and code of conduct is available under a CC-BY 4.0 licence.

This code is not enforced and is not enforceable. Adopting it is an act of voluntary self-regulation. The only sanction that is available for those adopting and violating the code is removal from the list of adopters above. It represents a statement of intent and a sincere attempt to show a good faith respect for an outlet’s audience.

The word reasonable is occasionally used in this code of conduct. This will always be a judgement call. External perception of unreasonableness need not be considered incontrovertible evidence of it.

All contributions to an adopting site should be evaluated on the basis of their adherence to this code, but this can be difficult to enforce except after the fact. Adopting this code of ethics is not a substitute for critical evaluation on the part of an audience. A sincere attempt to follow the tenets outlined herein is all that’s required to be an adopter.

Anyone wishing to make use of the code should do the following:

This code however is released under a creative-commons licence that permits remixing and transformation. It can serve as a base for a code of conduct that is more, or less, permissive as is desired. In such circumstances it should be indicated that the code has been modified, as per the CC-BY 4.0 licence, and those modifications should be made clear to the audience.

ChangeLog

N/A

Example Statement of Adoption

This language is generated by the Meeple Like Us WordPress Plugin, but if you’re not using that any equivalent statement will be fine.

This site conforms with the Hobbyist Media Code of Ethics V1.0.

Our De Minimis threshold is £25.

Writers and editors for this site are prohibited from covering products or services from ex-employers for a period of two years.

Our policy for review copies can be found here.

[ prev page | next page ]