Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct reflects Backter’s goal of being a platform of inclusivity.

We commit to enforcing this Code of Conduct which applies to everyone using Backters communication channels – including team members, guests, and the public.


Our Expectations

Join Backters in contributing to a society where people can participate, regardless of expertise or identity, in civil conversation.

Make it as easy as possible for others to help you. Follow our guidelines and remember that our community is made of people volunteering to engage as a community:

  • Be patient and understanding.
  • Offer support if you see someone struggling or in need of help.
  • Be constructive and receptive.

Edits, comments, and suggestions are healthy parts of our community. Be inclusive and respectful. Tone is hard to decipher online. If a situation makes it hard to be friendly, stop participating and move on.


Unacceptable Behaviour

We do not tolerate:

  • Discrimination, racism, sexism, bigotry, nor hate speech of any kind
  • Demeaning behaviour nor name-calling



We preserve the privacy and confidentiality of the people affected by situations that breach this Code of Conduct.

If you find unacceptable behaviour directed at yourself or others, you can:

Flag the harmful content on the Backters platform.

Contact us, we’ll respond as quickly as we can.



We take your reports seriously. Those who don’t follow the Code of Conduct in good faith may face repercussions deemed appropriate by our moderation team. This is how moderators generally handle misconduct:



For most first-time misconduct, moderators will remove offending content and send a warning. Most issues are resolved here.


Account Suspension on Backters’s communication channel/s

For repetitive misconduct or behaviour containing harassment, bigotry, or abuse, moderators will impose a temporary suspension (one day or more, depending on the violation).


Account Expulsion

For very rare cases, moderators will expel people who display a pattern of harmful destructive behaviour toward our community. All actions will be taken on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of our moderators. If you have concerns about how a moderator has handled a situation, contact us directly.