Community Guidelines

Our Code of Conduct for BAT Community spaces

The BAT Community is a community of people committed to building a Better Web. It’s up to all of us as a community to take part in contributing toward a Better Web, and to make sure that the BAT Community is a place that shares this spirit of support. We’ve created a few guidelines that we request contributors to this community respect as they engage in this space.


Please submit your Brave Rewards and Brave browser support questions/requests in one of our dedicated support forums:

  1. Brave Community forum (Discourse)
  2. /r/brave_browser (Reddit)
The /r/BATProject and official BAT Telegram forums are dedicated to open discussions around the Basic Attention Token and not to individual user support. All support-related posts and private messages to admins/moderators on either of these forums will be redirected to the appropriate location(s).

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Please use the search bar, read the FAQs, and do your own research before asking questions.

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Don’t spam.

This includes link-bombing, promoting a project where it shouldn’t be promoted, sending unsolicited @’s, hyping third-party services, and using email lists from outside sources, to name a few. The comment and messaging systems on the BAT Community are here so people can communicate, ask questions, share ideas and learn from one another — not for spam.

Don’t be disrespectful.

Conversation is an essential part of our community — we encourage open participation and engagement. All we ask is that people treat each other with respect. Don’t post obscene, hateful, or objectionable content. Don’t post personal information. Don’t post copyrighted content without permission. Don't post inflammatory comments to intentionally provoke others. If you don’t like what we are doing here, don’t back it, simply move along. Please always have respect for our community.

Don’t Disinform.

Do not purposely spread false or misleading information about the project, especially to newcomers. Do not troll or attempt to veil trolling behavior behind fake civility (see “sea-lioning”) or other forms of insincerity.

Report suspicious and/or disrespectful behavior

If something seems suspicious or a member is being disrespectful, let us know. Our admins are here to help with these situations, and take action when we see someone violating these guidelines. Sometimes that just means giving someone a warning; sometimes it means revoking certain privileges or accounts entirely. The best way to avoid anything like that happening to you? Don’t spam, don't be deceptive, and be respectful. As our community grows and changes, so will the way we evaluate and enforce these guidelines. It’s up to all of us to ensure that the BAT Community grows into a solid group of contributors for a Better Web.

Code of Conduct

The BAT Community is home to discussion regarding adoption, development, news and updates related to the Basic Attention Token. The current owners, admins and moderators have labels alongside their names indicating their role, such as admin or prefixes like bat-namehere. We want this to be a fun, pleasant, and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Logs and Records

Please be mindful that things you say here may at some point become public. We cannot prevent people from screencapping or otherwise logging our chat channels. We also can't guarantee that every member's login credentials and logged-in devices are secure. Files uploaded here can be downloaded by anyone with a login. Please exercise caution and refrain from sharing sensitive information that could harm you or others if it became public.


Harassment includes:

  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion
  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.
  • Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names
  • Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behavior in spaces where they’re not appropriate
  • Simulated physical contact (e.g. textual descriptions like “hug” or “backrub”) without consent or after a request to stop.
  • 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 non-harassing private communication


If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the admins. They'll respond as promptly as they can. 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.


Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the admins may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the BAT Community and identifying the participant publicly as someone about whom we've received complaints.

Credits and License
This code of conduct is based on Annalee Flower Horne's Sample Slack Code of Conduct. We have adapted the Sample Slack Code of Conduct for our own use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.