Kansas City DSA Slack User Agreement

 

Slack is the way we communicate between meetings. Here, you will be able to find announcements for upcoming chapter events, get involved in chapter campaigns and reading groups, and chat with KC DSA members and other organizers. (And maybe post some jokes and adorable photos of your pets!) Consistent with our values as socialists, and in order for the chapter to thrive, it is essential that Slack spaces be welcoming and inclusive places, with no tolerance for any bigotry or abuse. We also need to keep our members safe, recognizing that working class power always has been and always will be opposed by people who benefit from injustice, from bosses and landlords to the police. With these goals in mind, we have prepared this user agreement, which must be signed by anyone seeking to gain access to the KC DSA Slack spaces.

 

This user agreement will act as a binding document entailing that you have read and understand the document and agree to abide by its rules. If you are at all confused about the agreement, please do not hesitate to reach out to the KCDSA for clarification. Until a signed copy of this agreement is received, admission to the KCDSA Slack workspaces, both public and members-only, will be denied without review.

 

Failure to uphold the rules of the KCDSA Slack workspaces, as detailed here and the Slack User Guide, may result in administrative and/or disciplinary action mediated by a Grievance Officer, termination of access to the KCDSA Slack workspaces, termination of DSA membership, or formal legal charges being filed, depending on the severity, number, and frequency of offenses. Types of offenses and their consequences may be found in the Slack User Guide.

General Rules

  1. The ability to access the KCDSA Slack workspaces is both limited and revocable. This agreement serves as permission for you to participate in the KCDSA Public Slack if you are not a DSA member, and both the Public and Members-only Slacks if you are a DSA member or are a person specially divested by the Steering Committee with such permission (such as prominent members of our ally organizations).

  2. Both the KCDSA Public and Member-only Slack workspaces are parts of the National DSA as a whole. Thus, your ability to participate in either also requires you to observe the rules of conduct outlined by the National DSA, which can be found here.

  3. You must be at least eighteen years of age in order to access either the KCDSA Public or Members-only Slack workspaces.

  4. You must not interfere with or disrupt the respective Slacks or any sub-channels therein, and only post objects (including text and images) of your own creation or objects within the public domain. None of these may slander, attack, degrade, belittle, or slur any person or group.

  5. The Chapter Steering Committee, Executive Committee, and Grievance Officers (upon agreement with one or both of the prior listed committees), reserve the right to remove any post or objects you create from either Slack which they believe and deem to be inappropriate.

  6. It is so stated: that any post or object which exists within either Slack, even if it is deemed appropriate, does not necessarily entail that it is the disposition of the KCDSA, National DSA, any committee, or any entity which exists therein.

  7. Your participation in either the KCDSA Public or Members-only Slack workspaces indicates that you agree to these General Rules and that you agree to only post or create objects within these workspaces in accordance with these General Rules and the Content Guidelines listed below.

Content Guidelines

Inappropriate content should not be posted or created within either the KCDSA Public or Members-only Slack workspaces. This content includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Comments not related to the original topic;

  2. Profane, obscene, or pornographic content and/or language;

  3. Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical appearance, disability, race, color, religion, national origin, class, age, or profession;

  4. Defamatory or personal attacks;

  5. Threats to any person or organization;

  6. Solicitation of commerce unrelated to the mission of the DSA or her ally organizations, including but not limited to advertising of any business or product for sale. This includes other online pages or organizations asking for donations. 

  7. Conduct in violation of any federal, state, or local law;

  8. Encouragement or solicitation of illegal activity;

  9. Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems;

  10. Content that violates a legal ownership interest, such as a copyright, of any party;

  11. Harassment or content that constitutes and/or facilitates stalking;

  12. Content that violates the right to privacy;

  13. Encouragement of violence;

  14. Repetitive content.