It can be tough to start a new open source project. You have an awesome idea in your head, but it takes work to turn it into a productive, healthy, engaging community. Sadly (as seems to be the case in practically anything), the same mistakes are made over and over again by new projects.
Not enforcing the code of conduct
Some projects formalize this by putting a code of conduct in place and posting it on their website. This is not enough. The way you enforce good conduct is to ensure that the project's leaders live and breathe good conduct. Always nip incidents of negative conduct in the bud. Don't just try to ignore bad behavior, as it can fester. Likewise, don't humiliate people if they put in a wrong foot. Often a friendly, private few words asking people to be more respectful can resolve the problem.
Read on to learn more about mistakes and how to avoid them.
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