AUSTCS on Discord
Meet ‘n’ Greet Drink Tea Together
Wednesday 20 January 2021
As part of AUSTCS’ ongoing commitment to help members connect throughout the year, AUSTCS has a server on Discord for casual online interaction.
What is Discord?
Discord is a communication platform born out of the gaming community to help players connect by video and chat. It is now used in different sectors from education and wellbeing to media and creative arts.
It is an invite-only space.
How to use Discord
Download the Discord app on your computer or phone via discord.com.
Sign up for a free account.
Request an invitation to the AUSTCS server by emailing moderator Adeline Teoh on email@example.com (invitations only last for 24 hours, so be sure to check for a reply).
Once your request has been approved, you can start chatting on the server.
Here is a primer to get you started: Beginner’s Guide to Discord
Discord is designed for more dynamic interactions than social media platforms and is more flexible than team communication apps. Because it is an invite-only space, it is easier to manage members and facilitate events.
Every platform has limitations and Discord will not suit everyone, but it presents a no-cost, low barrier to entry for virtual interactions that we would like to trial to help members keep in touch.
What can I expect of AUSTCS Discord events?
Think video + discussion, special guest talks, book club style meetings, ‘drink together’ gatherings, Q&A sessions with experts and more.
Please note we cannot guarantee the Discord server is moderated outside of event times.
Code of Conduct
As with any online space, we expect members to be decent human beings to one another. Please take a moment to read our Code of Conduct.
This community is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.
Please aim to:
Use welcoming and inclusive language
Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
Gracefully accept constructive criticism
Focus on what is best for the overall community
Show empathy towards other community members
We do not tolerate harassment of any kind including but not limited to:
Offensive comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, age, race, religion or lack thereof, or other identity marker.
Unwelcome comments regarding a person's lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, relationships, drugs, and employment.
Deliberate intimidation, threats of violence or incitement of violence.
Persistent attention towards or communication with any member after requests to cease.
Jokes that resemble the above without clear context, even if meant satirically or ironically.
Sustained disruption of discussion.
If you are being harassed by a member of our community, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the AUSTCS TEAm via firstname.lastname@example.org. If the person who is harassing you is on the team, they will not be involved in handling or resolving the incident. Your report will remain confidential.
Offenders will be warned that their behaviour has been inappropriate and will be expected to comply immediately with the Code of Conduct. If offensive behaviour continues, they will be expelled from the server. At the discretion of the admins, or by request, one or more of the parties involved may request to discuss the violation and how to avoid similar situations in the future.
This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Community Covenant