Code of Conduct

Last Updated: 08/02/2021

The Luminous Lotus strives to keep the number of rules to a minimum, however certain types of online behaviour serve only to harm other participants or the event itself. Radical inclusion means that strangers are welcome to participate in our community; it does not mean tolerance of harmful behaviours.  

Just as the landscape of any burn impacts its unique rules, the virtual landscape presents its own set of challenges. This document identifies behaviours and actions that will not be tolerated in any virtual spaces provided by The Luminous Lotus. In addition to the conduct detailed below, participants of any Luminous Lotus sponsored events are expected to comply with all federal, state, and local laws.  

Incident Reporting

  • During the Event:  Participants may report any incident in which another participant is engaging in any Prohibited Online Behavior or not upholding the Media and Adult Content Policies as detailed in this document via a Ranger Chat enabled on The Luminous Lotus platform.  
  • Outside the Event: Conduct Violations can also be reported at any time via email to

Prohibited Online Behaviors

The following types of behaviour are unacceptable at any Luminous Lotus sponsored online/virtual event.   

Consent violations. In a virtual world, consent violations include, but are not limited to, unwanted sexual, violent, graphic, or racist expression, depiction, video, image, audio, chat, conduct, gesture, symbol, chat, and/or discussion (“content”) without the express consent of the involved participants. Includes any depictions, incitement, or conduct involving non-consensual sexual acts, as well as doxxing, blackmail, and re-sharing of Luminous Lotus content without the consent of all parties involved (see Media Policy, below). 

Lewd or Unwanted Advances. We understand that there will be situations where two consenting adults may develop a relationship of a romantic or sexual nature. Sexual or romantic language that is used when one of the individuals has clearly expressed they are not interested will be considered to be a lewd or unwanted advance. This is considered to be grounds for account suspension or termination, dependent on the severity of the situation.

Bullying.  Any content that intimidates, abuses, menaces, or threatens participants and has the intention to exclude, silence, shame, or degrade a participant (or group) or incites others to do so. Includes all manner of stalking and harassment.

Stalking/Harassment. If someone asks you to leave them alone or stop communicating with them, continued engagement with them or following them from virtual room to room is considered stalking/harassment. Any content consisting of verbal assaults, threats of violence or harm, degrading or shaming speech, humiliation, and repeated unwanted contact are considered harassment.

Hate Speech. Any content, speech, conduct, or expression that consists of attacks or incitement of attacks against an individual or group of people and is defined in terms of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender expression, religion, sexual orientation, immigration status, disability, health status, or any identifying characteristic. Hate Speech includes slurs and the incitement of hatred or violence against these groups. Also includes praise and glorification of terrorism, organized crime, hate groups, and/or dangerous indivudals or groups.  

Hate Speech that is shared in an educational, historical, satirical, or artistic manner with the spirit of challenging it or raising awareness must clearly declare their intention surrounding that content, speech or expression. 

Deliberate Derailment of an Online Event or Conversation. Any content that is unwelcome and intentionally controversial, contrary, repetitively off-topic, deliberately instigates anger or unwanted arguments, and/or any other content or conduct with the purpose of derailment or interruption of any online event, stream, or conversation. 

Endangering Self or Others. Includes inciting, glorifying, instructing, or teaching self-harm or harm to others in any way.   

Impersonation of a Luminous Lotus operator: Luminous Lotus operators might be identified by the Luminous Lotus logo. Operators will never ask for passwords to your account. Any account found to be impersonating a Luminous Lotus operator will be subject to immediate suspension or termination.

Disclosure of personal information. Community Members are entitled to a reasonable level of privacy on the Luminous Lotus platform. Sharing personal information about your fellow users without their consent — including gender, religion, age, marital status, race, sexual preference, alternate account names, and real-world location beyond what is provided by them, is not allowed. Discovering this information and using it to contact the person without the consent of the community member will be considered to be inappropriate behavior, and may be grounds for account suspension or termination.

Luminous Lotus Media Policy 

Due to the nature of the internet and the platforms involved, privacy can not be guaranteed for participants or for any content within or through Luminous Lotus. However, as The Luminous Lotus is a consent-oriented community, participants are required to get consent of all the involved parties before resharing of any content taken during the event. The content cannot be reshared (unless people screen grab content), it only stays in the platform – and only for a week  I  think here we can premise this around the temporary nature of the event. Content Policy

Adult content (“18+”) is defined as any explicit sexual content and / or nudity for erotic purposes.  

  • The Luminous Lotus encourages Radical Self Expression, including adult content.  
  • The Luminous Lotus encourages Radical Inclusion, including minors.  
  • The Luminous Lotus principle Civic Responsibility guides us to obey the law.  

In an online world, these three Principles collide in new ways. The Luminous Lotus team has worked hard to come up with a balance that allows freedom of expression while protecting the organization and has come up with a series of policies to manage this conflict which all participants will be required to uphold.   

All participants agree to:

Self Identify:  
  • Participants: will be required to create a Luminous Lotus profile and provide their birthday to determine minority/majority status.   
Self Monitor: 
  • Minors in your Home. Just like at any physical burn event, minors are the responsibility of their guardians at all times. All participants with minors in their household are expected to monitor their minors if they consent to their minors participating in The Luminous Lotus to ensure that they are not accessing adult content.


Violations. Participants in violation can be removed from The Luminous Lotus platform and services, depending on the severity of the transgression. All removals from the event will result in a Conduct Committee case to review for additional repercussions, up to and including the suspension from participation in one or more future Luminous Lotus-sponsored events. Other actions, such as a formal warning or a removal from volunteering are also possible. Transgressions that violate federal, state, or local laws will be escalated to the appropriate authority.  

Fine Print

Nothing herein is intended to or shall waive the right of The Luminous Lotus to restrict the access of an individual or entity to any Luminous Lotus event as it may determine, in its sole discretion, is warranted. 


By accessing The Luminous Lotus Website and by using the Services and Website Elements in any way, you are agreeing to abide and uphold this Code of Conduct and Policies during your participation at any online Luminous Lotus event.