(These guidelines were created based on the the Citizen Code of Conduct from http://citizencodeofconduct.org/, repurposed for the MacUpdate Community under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.)

Our goal is for the MacUpdate Community to be as inclusive as possible to all people, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), socioeconomic status, and ability. We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment, and we invite all those who participate in the MacUpdate Community to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone. The guidelines here outline the expectations for all those that contribute to our community.

Communities mirror the societies in which they exist and positive action is essential to counteract the many forms of inequality and abuses of power that may exist in society. If you see someone who is making an extra effort to ensure our community is welcoming, friendly, and encourages all participants to contribute to the fullest extent, we want to know.

Expected Behavior

The following behaviors are expected and requested of all community members:

  • Authentic and active participation; be honest with your statements and motives, and let your participation provide a positive space for others to engage.

  • Be respectful to different viewpoints and experiences.

  • Be respectful and considerate toward those who may view or react to your contributions.

  • Frame your criticisms constructively and attempt collaboration before conflict.

  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.

  • Alert community leaders or MacUpdate support if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of these Community Guidelines.

Unacceptable Behavior

The following behaviors are considered harassment and are unacceptable within our community:

  • Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person.

  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.

  • Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material.

  • Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information ("doxing").

  • Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability.

  • Inappropriate photography or recording.

  • Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes, sexualized comments or jokes, and unwanted sexual advances.

  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following (online or in person).

  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.

Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including sponsors and those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, the MacUpdate community organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning.

Reporting Guidelines

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, of have any other concerns about other users, please notify MacUpdate as soon as possible and refrain from adding any replies that may feed more negativity. You may reach MacUpdate via email at support@macupdate.com. Please use the subject: “Community Guidelines Concerns”.


We expect all community participants (contributors, sponsors, organizers, and other guests) to abide by the MacUpdate Community Guidelines in all MacUpdate Community venues as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to any MacUpdate Community business.