Use Protocol Check when you believe a protocol is being used incorrectly in any way or when a Core Commitment is being broken.


  1. Say “Protocol Check.”
  2. If you know the correct use of the protocol, state it. If you don’t, ask for help.


  • Say “Protocol Check” as soon as you become aware of the incorrect use of a protocol, or of a broken Core Commitment. Do this regardless of the current activity.
  • Be supportive of anyone using Protocol Check.
  • Do not shame or punish anyone using Protocol Check.
  • Ask for help as soon as you realize you are unsure of the correct protocol use.

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