Postal Roach Code of Conduct

Our Mission Statement:

To Challenge the Status Quo in order to inspire Independent Thought and Intellectual Freedom.

LAST UPDATED: 1/18/2019

In the interest of fostering company growth and encouraging creativity, it is imperative that we establish ground rules for decorum.  The Postal Roach Code of Conduct (PRCoC) is a set of non-negotiable rules that must be adhered to by everyone working on a Postal Roach project, or communicating in a Postal Roach forum (ie Discord, Mailing List).  Failure to do so may result in your removal from a project/forum or a lifetime ban from working with us.  The PRCoC will be amended as needed.

  1. Be respectful to yourself and others.

A.) While we do work on projects here that challenge the status quo on what’s socially acceptable, it’s important to remember that we are all still human beings.  Everyone has different life experiences and comes from different backgrounds; so while we may not always agree with each other, we must be considerate of each other’s differences and feelings.

B.) Our mission is to inspire Independent Thought and Intellectual Freedom, not just for our audience, but for ourselves; this can only be achieved by keeping our minds open to the ideas of others.

C.) So, don’t be afraid to speak your mind!  But also, make sure you hear the thoughts of others.

D.) Remember: We are not a hive-mind.  We are a collection of individuals, where everyone’s ideas are valued.  

  1. Be professional.

A.) We do want to have a fun and laid back environment to work in, but please consider that we are trying to make an excellent product here.  Please be professional.  If you can’t take us or what we do seriously, we won’t be able to take you seriously and may have to remove you.

B.) If you are working on a Postal Roach project, your display name on Postal Roach controlled forums should match, or contain, your “Credit Name” as submitted on the Postal Roach Independent Contractor Onboarding form.  This is important as it helps with identifying you.

  1. Disagreements must be handled civilly.

A.) We’re going to disagree on things and we’re going to disagree a lot.  This is the nature of Independent Thought.  Postal Roach does not discriminate against anyone for any reason. We do not expect anyone to share the same opinions or hold the same values on any subject, whether it be creative, political, philosophical, or religious.  In fact, we encourage as many viewpoints as possible to work on the same projects to ensure that the final product is well-rounded.

B.) Civil debate is encouraged, quarreling is unacceptable.  If you find yourself in  disagreement with someone or something at Postal Roach, and feel the need to make your Independent Thoughts heard, please do so in a civil manner or in the form of constructive criticism.  If you are unable to do this, please take some time to collect and organize your thoughts until they can be presented civilly.

  1. Harassment and bullying of any kind is not tolerated.

A.) Harassment and bullying of any kind will not be tolerated for any reason.  Harassment is literally the antithesis of inspiring Independent Thought and Intellectual Freedom. 

B.) “Trolling” (A troll is defined by Merriam-Webster as a person who intentionally antagonizes others online by posting inflammatory, irrelevant, or offensive comments or other disruptive content”) is considered a form of harassment and will not be tolerated.

C.) If you are a victim of harassment and/or bullying, please report it to a moderator immediately.