Limbo Code of Conduct
This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participating in Limbo and consequences for unacceptable behavior. Part of Limbo’s mission is to bring folks from a wide array of backgrounds to light—that means building a welcoming experience for everyone. This is not boilerplate: Limbo expects all participants to follow these rules.
# Do Not Discriminate
Limbo is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body type, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment or threats of participants in any form.
Sexist, racist, discriminatory, or harassing language and imagery is not welcome on Limbo. Participants violating these rules may be banned and if necessary authorities may be contacted.
At Limbo, we believe folks seeking jobs and folks hiring should be able to be matched naturally. There are humans on both ends of this equation who deserve to be treated with respect and patience.
Candidates: If a recruiter or hiring manager reaches out to you with an opportunity, be courteous. They likely paid money to say hello to you. If you are not interested, be professional and kind when turning down the opportunity.
Recruiters and Hiring Managers: Hiring is often fraught with problematic power dynamics. Do not approach this system as a gauntlet through which candidates prove their worth to you. Consider it a fair transaction of work needed and skill available.
# Be Genuine
Candidates: Be authentic in your profiles. We encourage you to post your ideal roles, but never misrepresent yourself. Candidates who do so may be banned.
Recruiters and Hiring Managers: We strongly discourage form introductions. Data shows that they are less effective than personalized introductions and are generally impolite.
# Be Timely
Limbo relies on responsiveness. If someone reaches out to you, please respond as soon as you are able. A nonresponse is worse than a rejection. Accounts that do not respond to interaction—both candidates and hiring managers—will be warned and then banned.
# Be Discreet
Recruiters and Hiring Managers: Candidates on Limbo are here for a reason. Not only is it a violation of our terms, but it is a violation of a candidate’s privacy to attempt to identify them outside of Limbo. We make every effort to make this difficult, but it may be occasionally possible to determine a profile’s identity. Reaching out to a candidate outside of Limbo violates user privacy and breaks our business model. Reports of this activity may result in an individual or organization wide ban.
# Reporting and Enforcement
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns requiring urgency, please contact Chris Dary or Tyler Gaw immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have less urgent concerns, please contact Chris or Tyler at email@example.com.
All reports will be handled in the strictest confidence.
Portions of this document are gratefully borrowed from the XOXO Community Code of Conduct and the Citizen Code of Conduct . The XOXO Community Code of Conduct was based on the work of JSConf, Geek Feminism, confcodeofconduct.com, and inspired by resources provided by Ashe Dryden.