hikari - Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Quick Version

The hikari community is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

This code of conduct applies to all hikari sponsored spaces, including our blog, mailing lists, and wiki, as well as any other spaces that hikari hosts, both online and off. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of the hikari Anti-Abuse Team.

Some hikari-sponsored spaces may have additional rules in place, which will be made clearly available to participants. Participants are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules.


Harassment includes:

The hikari community prioritizes marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. The hikari Anti-Abuse Team will not act on complaints regarding:


If you are being harassed by a member of the hikari community, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a community moderator and/or administrator. If the person who is harassing you is on the team, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident. We will respond as promptly as we can.

This code of conduct applies to hikari sponsored spaces, but if you are being harassed by a member of the hikari community outside our spaces, we still want to know about it. We will take all good-faith reports of harassment by hikari community members, especially bloggers, seriously. This includes harassment outside our spaces and harassment that took place at any point in time.The abuse team reserves the right to exclude people from the hikari community based on their past behavior, including behavior outside hikari spaces and behavior towards people who are not in the hikari community.

In order to protect volunteers from abuse and burnout, we reserve the right to reject any report we believe to have been made in bad faith. The hikari Anti-Abuse Team is not here to explain power differentials or other basic social justice concepts to you. Reports intended to silence legitimate criticism may be deleted without response.

We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we’ve received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them, if we believe that doing so will increase the safety of hikari members or the general public. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent. Consequences

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

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the hikari Anti-Abuse Team may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from all hikari spaces and identification of the participant as a harasser to other hikari members or the general public.