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Kusama Code of Conduct

While Kusama has been its own network and has had its own ecosystem for a while now, it is still one big experiment, and we need your participation for it to continue being a great success.


We want to foster a sense of collaboration amongst ourselves and the open-source community. Kusama participants exist to encourage the open exchange of ideas and expression and require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group. We are here to collaborate, discuss, and even disagree. The key is doing this in a manner that comes from a place of respect and professionalism. Participants in the Kusama network may consist of an online forum, on-chain governance participants, parachain deployment teams, validators, enthusiasts, and ecosystem tool builders. We expect for there to be participation from all backgrounds but like to set some social boundaries on how you may be treated and treat others.

Kusama community members come from across the globe and are not bordered by race, gender, or background. Community participants have read through the requisite resources and obtained sufficient knowledge about Kusama and all related content. This knowledge equips the community with the requisite information needed to dispense of their duties as a participant.

Examples of Unacceptable Behavior

These are just a few examples, and you can always consult a team member if you have any questions.

  • Obnoxious, aggressive comments towards individuals or other projects on any medium of communication.
  • Knowingly distributing false information about Kusama or other projects.
  • Harassing other individuals or projects.

That said, please note that Kusama is an edgy and meme-friendly network, and community member actions shouldn't be taken too seriously - try to assume jest before malice.

What To Do If You Witness or Are Subject To Unacceptable Behavior

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns relating to harassment, please contact the administrator of the channel you’re in.

This Code of Conduct may be revised at any time. We are always willing to revise this document based on feedback from the Kusama participants and/or the Polkadot community.


Please understand that this network is, despite its success, an experiment with potential flaws, so it’s appreciated that community members help report any sort of exploits directly to the team before sharing publicly. Please see the bug bounty program.