Code of Conduct and Guidelines for Qodana Slack
Qodana Slack aims to be an inclusive space that is committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof).
For this to be the case, it is vital that we all follow a basic set of guidelines and most importantly adhere to the code of conduct. As such, please make sure you read this Code of Conduct and Basic Usage Guidelines in its entirety. This isn’t your regular License Agreement that you should scroll through and agree blindy. It’s here for a reason and also contains practical information.
How to behave
Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you contribute to the health and longevity of this community.
Exercise consideration, respect and empathy in your speech and actions. Remember, we have all been through different stages of learning when adopting technologies.
Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
Disagreements on things are fine, argumentative behaviour or trolling are not.
How not to behave
Do not perform threats of violence or use violent language directed against another person.
Do not make jokes of sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory nature, or use language of this nature.
Do not post or display sexually explicit or violent material.
Do not post or threaten to post other people’s personally identifying information ("doxing").
Do not make personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability.
Do not engage in sexual attention. This includes, sexualized comments or jokes and sexual advances.
Do not advocate for, or encourage, any of the above behavior.
How to report issues
If someone is acting inappropriately or violating this Code of Conduct in any shape or form, and they are not receptive to your feedback or you prefer not to confront them, please get in touch with one of the Administrators. The main Administrators are Kateryna Shlyakhovetska (
@Kate) and Viktor Tiulpin (
Basic Usage Guidelines
The influx of messages per day and the numerous channels can lead to a lot of noise and little value in the long run. If we all follow a set of guidelines, it can help make things more useful and bearable for everyone.
Remember this is a Slack team for Qodana. If you have generic questions that are about a technology (which may or may not be used with Qodana), maybe it’s better to use another forum, such as StackOverflow.
This Slack is not an official support channel. It is a place where the community hang out along with some members of the JetBrains/Qodana team. For official support, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or use YouTrack. Still, you can ask and share whatever bothers you and we will try to do something about it.
Find the right channel to ask your question. There are channels for pretty much every topic. For a list of several primary channels, see below.
When you ask a question, be patient. Don’t repeat it. Or at least not immediately.
Do not ping or mention someone directly to get your questions answered, specially project owners, whether the project is Qodana or other, unless they specifically indicate that you can.
Don’t split messages into multiple ones. Ask it all in a single message.
Use code blocks. Don’t paste code as plain text. Slack supports Qodana markup. If the code you are pasting is longer than a few lines, use "Code or text snippet" available from + menu next to message input. Only first few lines will be displayed to all users and people interested in the code can expand your code to look into details.
While it’s polite to say “Hi” or “I have a question” before asking something, it doesn’t scale and leads to noise. You can say hello in the same message you ask the question if you like.
Using threads is not required, but do take into account that it does allow people to more easily follow conversations, especially those jumping in late.
Use reactions to show gratitude as opposed to a message. It reduces the noise and gets the message across.
Don’t use reactions to tell people they’re in the wrong place or asking the wrong question. If they’re on the wrong channel, point them to the right one. If their question is badly worded, help them correct it. Have empathy.
Take into account cultural differences. As they say, what the British say isn’t what the British mean. Remember this both as the receiver and producer of messages.
Don’t create integrations with Slack. Given this is running on the free tier, the number is limited and thus it won’t be approved.
@hereand other forms of notifications are disabled, even if you own a channel (unfortunately Slack doesn’t allow fine-grained permissions).
#generalchannel if you’re unsure about how to do something.
This is a list of some of the most popular channels as well as a sample of the types of channels available.
#getting-started. For more beginner questions – helping set up Qodana in your project. Better ask here than in
#generalif you’re new to Qodana
#intellij-linter. Everything related to Qodana IntelliJ linter – feedback, issues, bugs, feature requests and so on
#clone-finder. Everything related to Qodana Clone Finder – feedback, issues, bugs, feature requests and so on
#feed. Post links to interesting things about static analysis in general and related technologies
#random. For random things.