Road of Red Community Guidelines

This site is a home for fans of the Road of Red, or Road Revelers, to share mutual interests that revolve around our shared love of weird vampire urban road trip fantasy. Anyone is welcome to join us on the Road if they are willing to commit to our shared values of kindness, generosity and endeavoring to make sure people feel supported and safe. Please read the Road of Red Community Guidelines so that you know what the rules of the Road are.

The current admin for this site is Morgan von Cross (she/hers). You can reach Morgan through the contact form provided here. Additional admins may be listed here as the project grows.

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.


Please keep talk about the pandemic and politics to a minimum until we have dedicated spaces for those conversations to occur. Conversations about mental health fit anywhere, because the state of one’s brain is a part of normal, everyday life. We have so many kind and helpful people in our community. Please keep in mind that the kindest response to a frustration is to ask if someone wants help before offering it. We typically use some variation of “Would you like sympathy or suggestions?” to offer support.

Affirmation of marginalized communities:

We support and affirm movements dedicated to improving awareness and conditions for marginalized people and communities, including (but not limited) to #BlackLivesMatter, #MeToo, and #StopAAPIHate.


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, weight, 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
  • Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes.
  • Sustained disruption of discussion.
  • Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others

We reserve the right not to act on complaints regarding:

  • ‘Reverse’ -isms, including ‘reverse racism,’ ‘reverse sexism,’ and ‘cisphobia’
  • Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as “leave me alone,” “go away,” or “I’m not discussing this with you.”
  • Communicating in a ‘tone’ you don’t find congenial
  • Criticizing racist, sexist, cissexist, or otherwise oppressive behavior or assumptions


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 Road of Red website and identifying the participant publicly as someone about whom we've received complaints.

Credits and License:

This code of conduct is based on Geek Feminism's Community Anti-Harassment Policy. We have adapted the sample Code of Conduct for our own use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.