Community Code of Conduct

About the Code of Conduct

The MongoDB Code of Conduct outlines the expectations for our behavior as members of the MongoDB community. We value the participation of each member of the MongoDB community and want all participants to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all participants are expected to show respect and courtesy to others, across our online forums, social media channels, support network, MongoDB User Groups (MUGs), MongoDB events, and other gatherings – regardless of whether they are officially sponsored by MongoDB, in person, or virtual.

We expect these guidelines to be followed by all community members, employees, customers, partners, MUG leaders, and event participants.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly community for all!


If you witness or become aware of any online behavior that violates the MongoDB Code of Conduct, please report it promptly to the MongoDB Community Team at

If you have reported the incident or behavior by submitting a flag this post form in the forums, no separate email is required. We will process reports of Code of Conduct violations as quickly as possible and take action based on the egregiousness of the violation and risk of harm to individuals in the community or the community as a whole.

If you need to file a complaint against a member of the MongoDB Community Team, please send a private message to any other moderator on the MongoDB Community Team. You can find a list of current moderators on About - MongoDB Developer Community Forums.

In your message, please include as much detail as possible:

  • A link to the offending content.
  • A description of the violation
  • The time and date of the occurrence.
  • Screenshots of any discussions.
  • Usernames, email addresses, legal names, or any contact information for any participants or witnesses.
  • Any other supporting material which you think would be helpful.


Code of Conduct violations and associated penalties typically fall into one of the following categories:

  • Warning - For first time, minor violations, the offender will receive a written warning, their account will be noted for future moderation, and the offending content will be removed.

  • Suspension - Repeated minor violations and first time more serious violations may result in the suspension of the account for a period of time at the discretion of the MongoDB Community Team.

  • Removal/Ban - Actions that are seriously harmful to individuals in the community or the community as a whole will lead to account removal and banned from the MongoDB Community.

All actions will be taken on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the MongoDB Community Team. If you have concerns about how a moderator has handled a situation and would like to request an appeal of the resolution, please email us at


All reports are taken seriously and the community team will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the most appropriate course of action. This may involve contacting the relevant parties, speaking with other community members, and researching a user’s historical actions, and any other actions deemed necessary by the community team. Upon coming to a resolution, the community team will provide a notice to the person reporting the issue and the alleged violator regarding the actions we’ve taken to resolve the issue.