Riot Games Developer Community Code of Conduct
Drive Constructive Feedback
"A problem well stated is a problem half solved." - Charles Kettering
Feedback is an important force in the decision making process of Riot Games. If you want to make your voice heard, taking the time to let us know how you're feeling about the API is a good place to start. When you give feedback, make sure you take a holistic approach. If you only give negative feedback, you may find that the changes you influence detract from what you initially enjoyed. Moreover, people are simply more likely to listen if you present yourself in a calm, well thought out manner.
That being said, don't be afraid to tell us if you feel strongly, and why. Try to be straightforward, specific, and always try to make your feedback direct and concise.
Facilitate Civil Discussion
"To disagree, one doesn't have to be disagreeable." - Barry Goldwater
As we mentioned earlier, we want you to give feedback, but being part of the community doesn't stop there. Whether you're in Discord, AnswerHub, Twitter, or elsewhere, there are plenty of people to talk to, and plenty of topics to discuss. Whether you're discussing API changes, rate limiting, or just talking about esports, we encourage you to share your thoughts with other community members.
When you choose to participate in a discussion with the rest of the community always try to be receptive to another player's point of view. If you keep an open mind, you'll be surprised what valuable information you can glean from your fellow players. Also, be mindful of how you present your point of view. If a player feels strongly on a subject, don't get caught up trying to have the last word. Just state your side and exit the conversation gracefully rather than give them the opportunity to pick a fight.
Leave No Newbie Behind!
"Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
We all started somewhere, and if we're going to do justice to the people who helped us move up the ladder, we have to start by paying homage to our roots. If you see a developer struggling, or who clearly doesn't grasp the fundamentals of the API, try offering some constructive advice. If you do so in a civil and friendly manner it's likely that they will be receptive. Oftentimes they'll be downright grateful that somebody took the time to let them know how to improve.
Never get frustrated by an inexperienced developers questions. At some point you were just as green as they were. Have a little patience, and try and help the person. At the same time don't be discouraged if they aren't receptive. Some small percentage of the community will get hung up on the notion that they don't need anybody's help, and, no matter how politely you try to lend a hand, they won't want to hear it. That's no reason to give up on the rest of them!
Lead by Example
"Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions." - Harold S. Geneen
If you share our vision of a game where players exercise good sportsmanship, help each other improve and form lasting friendships, then you've got to start living the dream before anybody else is willing to do so. It's all well and good to say you're on board for the revolution, but if you don't first make yourself a paragon of model behavior no one is going to be fooled. Nobody's asking you to be perfect, but we do want you to, whenever possible, strive to uphold the same standards of behavior that you expect everyone else to maintain.
These actions may result in removal from Riot Games Developer Community channels, and are explicitly forbidden in the Riot Games Developer Community:
- Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion
- Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices
- NSFW content
- Threats of violence
- Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
- Deliberate intimidation
- Sustained disruption of discussion
- Unwelcome sexual attention
- Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
- Publication of private communication without consent
- Pretending to be another user, using their name as your own
- No offensive usernames/nicknames/icons
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the appropriate channel administrators. They will review your concern and take appropriate action.
We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we’ve received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.