@jrmoreau hadn’t come across the guide before so thanks for sharing. One thing I noticed from a glance though is that sometimes not given enough consideration is what are the consequences of transgressions. Also think it should also be clear as to the consequences of breaches and that they should be enforced. It was pleasing to see the unhelpful comment that had been left as the first reply in this thread has been deleted - which definitely breached 2 items from @adamdelsol list! It really does help to keep the flow of the conversation going.
Yeah I removed those as a mod. Long term this forum and our governance process will directing a valuable protocol and hopefully many other ecosystem projects that tie into it. We need to make sure that anything detracting from positive momentum, effective decision making, quality conversation, etc is removed without having an oppressive atmosphere of censorship.
I want to push back on the idea that a code of conduct has to be short so people will read it.
I think the reality is that CoCs are rarely read preemptively. I think most people generally know how to behave in a respectful and cooperative manner without ever reading them.
In my opinion a code of conduct serves more as a reference for when it becomes necessary to ensure productive communication.
That isn’t to say we should write a book but I don’t necessarily assume that brevity is an important goal.
For example when a mod does move or delete a comment it should be relatively easy to reference an aspect of the CoC as justification. It doesn’t necessarily need to be articulated with every action but should a community member question an action, moderators have the resource.
I’d probably go to the heart of the intention of the user. if it was clearly malicious then that’s grounds for removal for sure. If it’s just ignorance or mistake, that’s one of those “he who is without sin” situations. I wouldn’t want to stifle people’s willingness to voice their thoughts for fear of being booted if they introduced a datapoint that was false.
I would love to submit a proposal on this if there isn’t a CoC yet. I promise it won’t be a novel, but I def think these suggestions need to be fleshed out a bit more and should serve as a clear point of reference, as Adam mentioned.
Won’t be able to do this though for at least another week!