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New Year — New CodeWeavers Code of Conduct

Happy New Year!

To welcome in the new year, and to ensure we stick to our New Year's resolution of being even kinder in 2022 then we were in 2021, CodeWeavers has introduced a CoC. Before we dive into the CoC (link below), some background is in order.

Recently, it was brought to the attention of our collective Mother (i.e., our site administrator) that not everyone has been playing nicely in the CodeWeavers sandbox. The incidents amounted to more than just an off day here and a misunderstanding there. People were saying things that should be saved for game night when surrounded by our fellow miscreants, not hurled at the those who give their time to further the CodeWeavers mission.

We’re not calling anyone out, so if your cheeks got flush thinking we might point the finger, rest assured bygones are bygones. However, if you are reading this, it isn’t a bad time for self-reflection. Have I said/written/telepathed anything out of anger recently? Have I been anything other than genuine with fellow weavers of the code? Perhaps the West Ham loss didn’t sit well with me, and I let that spill into other areas of my life…

You don’t need to say anything. We aren’t checking answers. We’re just taking a moment, right along with you, to meditate on kindness.

You might ask, why?

At the risk of stating the obvious, we are all human. As awesome as our staff is, we haven’t yet figured out how to bestow sentience upon our robot friends. While we can’t speak for said robots, we can say with a high degree of certainty that we all want to be seen, heard, and understood.

The surest way for any of us to honor those three basic human needs is to be kind. It is simple enough in principle, but somehow fleeting and elusive at the same time.

Please. Be nice.

Without further ado, you can find the CoC here. Take a moment to read it. Take a few moments to reflect. If you have always been a saint, give yourself some recognition. If you (like most of us I would argue) have a few blemishes in your past, give yourself some recognition for being willing to strive for kindness.

We are all in this together.

Please. Be kind.

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