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CodePen is a public community. Everyone is welcome to participate here regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, appearance, or anything else that makes up a person. Not only is everyone welcome, we want everyone to feel comfortable and feel safe.

To make that happen, we present these rules of conduct that we promise to enforce.

Public Actions

There are many different public actions you can take on CodePen. These rules of conduct apply to all of them.

  • Creating new Pens
  • Commenting on Pens
  • Code you share in Professor or Collab Mode
  • Chat in Professor or Collab Mode
  • Messages you send via the Hire Me feature
  • Anything else in which you create something or directly communicate here on CodePen or through CodePen

CodePen Meetups

Everything in this Code of Conduct applies to in-person and online CodePen Meetups in addition to use of the website.


In any of those public actions, any content of the following kind is unacceptable:

  • Pornographic / Sexual
  • Bigoted
  • Sexist
  • Racist
  • Rude
  • Attacking
  • Intimidating
  • Harassing
  • Stalking
  • Disruptive
  • Offensive
  • Spam

This isn’t a complete list. It’s so you understand the vibe here. You know what being a jerk is; don’t be one.

We’re not going to put swearing on the list, as we feel that’s a bit different. Crude, perhaps, but not the kind of offensive we’re trying to police. We very likely won’t promote or feature any content with swearing in it, however.

Also important: don’t take credit for other people’s work, post spam, or post anything that is illegal / violates copyright to CodePen. That is covered in our Terms of Service.

Who decides what is unacceptable?

We do. Team CodePen. We realize there may be some subjectivity to these calls. We’re going to err on the side of keeping the CodePen community feeling safe and comfortable. We’re also going to err on the side of someone telling us they are offended or being made uncomfortable. But again, ultimately it’s our call.

Remember: you don’t get to decide how other people feel about your actions, they do.

What happens when an unacceptable action has occurred?

If it is harmful content, we’ll delete it.

If you’ve been notified of unacceptable behavior, we expect it to stop immediately.

We understand that everyone makes mistakes, has bad days, and has learning to do when it comes to this stuff. We’re not going to delete your account for being slightly rude. But, we will delete your account and ban you for egregious or repeated violations.

How to report unacceptable actions

The best way is to submit a support request. Just let us know what’s going on and we’ll handle it as soon as we can.


  • Being a kind, supportive, helpful community member

♥❤♥❤♥ – The CodePen Team

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