Community Guidelines: Celebrating Diversity and Inclusivity

Welcome to the vibrant and diverse Lapis community, where creativity knows no bounds. Our platform is built on the principles of inclusivity, respect, and support for all members, especially those from underprivileged and minority communities. To ensure a warm and welcoming environment for everyone, we've crafted these community guidelines. By being part of the Lapis community, you embrace our values and agree to uphold these guidelines:

1. Embrace Diversity and Inclusivity

At Lapis, we believe in the strength of diversity. We celebrate individuals from all walks of life, regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, age, background, or any other personal characteristic. Our community thrives when we treat each other with respect and kindness.

2. A Firm Stand Against Hate Speech

We have a zero-tolerance policy for hate speech. Hate speech, which includes any language, symbols, or actions that promote violence, discrimination, or harm towards individuals or groups based on their attributes, is strictly prohibited. This encompasses hate speech related to race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and more.

3. Harassment-Free Zone

Harassment is never welcome here. Our community is built on mutual respect and support. Harassment in any form, such as bullying, stalking, intimidation, or any behavior that creates discomfort or an unsafe atmosphere for others, is not acceptable. If someone expresses discomfort with your actions, please respect their boundaries.

4. Language That Lifts Others

Use language that uplifts and celebrates all genders, identities, and backgrounds. We encourage you to be mindful of your words, refraining from derogatory terms, slurs, or offensive language targeting any group or individual.

5. Championing Intellectual Property and Attribution

Respect the intellectual property rights of fellow members. Always give credit where it's due and seek permission when using someone else's work. Plagiarism is not tolerated.

6. Safeguarding Privacy and Personal Information

Respect the privacy of others. Do not share personal information about users without their explicit consent, including private messages, contact information, or any other personal data.

7. Constructive and Supportive Feedback

We encourage constructive criticism and feedback that helps users grow and learn. However, provide feedback in a respectful and supportive manner, avoiding personal attacks or derogatory comments.

8. Reporting Violations

If you come across content or behavior that breaches these community guidelines, please promptly report it to our moderation team. Your reports are taken seriously, and we will take appropriate action in line with our policies.

9. Upholding Our Values

Users who consistently violate these guidelines may face consequences, including warnings, suspensions, or account termination. Our goal is to maintain a nurturing and inclusive community where everyone feels valued.

10. Community Harmony

Lapis is a platform where collaboration, learning, and growth take center stage. We encourage you to share your knowledge, experiences, and creativity while fostering a positive and supportive atmosphere. Stand alongside fellow users and celebrate their accomplishments.

These community guidelines are the foundation of a community that embraces diversity and supports underprivileged and minority communities. Let's work together to make the Lapis community an even more inclusive and vibrant space.

Thank you for being an essential part of our community!