Adopt a moderation policy for matrix room
Started this in loomio by mistake.
I think the Matrix room needs to be moderated. The following content should be removed by any admin:
2) Off-topic messages
3) Personal attacks and harassment
I think it should be left to the discretion of admins to define what that constitutes.
@Pirate Praveen said
I think we can build a code of conduct to cover codema as well. Probably build on https://fsci.in/code-of-conduct/ This would enable anyone in the group to decide if something is crossing what is acceptable. We should also probably define how to respond in cases of violation.
2 and 3 are relative and should be well defined to avoid ambiguity.
Poll Created Thu 10 Dec 2020 5:44PM
Adopt the text below as Code of Conduct & Moderation Policy of Indian Pirates Closed Thu 31 Dec 2020 6:00PM
The proposed Code of Conduct & Moderation Policy is accepted and will be adopted by the Indian Pirates.
Indian Pirates believes in direct democracy and welcomes and encourages participation by everyone.
No matter how you identify yourself or how others perceive you: we welcome you. We welcome participation by everyone as long as they interact constructively with our community.
Indian Pirates has adopted a code of conduct for participants of its discussion forums, chat groups, channels and other modes of communication within the community. We respect diversity and promote inclusion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. We recognize The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and expect everyone to uphold the rights mentioned in it.
Applicability and Scope
This code of conduct applies to all of this community’s spaces, including public channels, private channels and direct messages, both online and off.
Toward a Welcoming and Safe Community
At Indian Pirates we recognize that there are many dimensions of diversity and this may include, but is not limited to:
gender identity or expression
religion or lack thereof
any other dimension of diversity
We recognize that an individual lives at the intersection of various dimensions of diversity and this makes every individual unique.
At Indian Pirates a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community is one where all volunteers feels valued and respected. We are committed to a non-discriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for participation and collaboration in all of our activities. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard.
We hope to create an environment in which diverse individuals can collaborate and interact in a positive and affirming way. Examples of behavior that contributes to creating this sort of environment include:
Using welcoming and inclusive language
Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
Focusing on what is best for the overall community
Showing empathy towards other community members
Use inclusive language whenever possible.
Unless the gender of a singular personal antecedent is otherwise specified, use the gender-neutral singular pronouns “they”, “them”, “their”, and “theirs”.
Avoid using “he” as a universal pronoun; likewise, avoid using binary alternatives such as “he/she”, “he or she”, or “(s)he”.
Use “humankind”, “humanity” or “human race” instead of “mankind”.
Use “artificial” or “human-caused” instead of “man-made”.
Use “everybody/everyone” or “people/peeps” instead of “guys”.
This community will not tolerate harassment of any kind. Examples of harassment include:
Offensive comments related to any dimension(s) of diversity.
Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, relationships, drugs, and employment.
Deliberate misgendering, using inappropriate pronouns, or use of “dead” or rejected names.
Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behavior in spaces where they’re not appropriate.
Physical contact and simulated physical contact (eg. textual descriptions like “hug” or"backrub") without consent or after a request to stop.
Threats of violence.
Incitement of violence towards any individual or group, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm.
Stalking or following - online or in the physical world.
Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes.
Sustained disruption of discussion.
Unwelcome sexual attention.
Patterns of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others.
Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease.
Deliberate “outing” of any aspect of a person’s identity without their consent except as necessary to protect vulnerable people from intentional abuse.
Publication of non-harassing private communication.
Jokes that resemble the above, such as “hipster racism”, still count as harassment even if meant satirically or ironically.
Actions to Increase Representation
From time to time various events/programs/campaigns may be organized and executed with the aim of increasing representation from underrepresented groups. This code of conduct does not prohibit positive discrimination that may be required to achieve the objectives of such events or programs. This extends to the exclusion of related political/religious/philosophical viewpoints that are against human rights in general.
In a community, inevitably there will be people with whom you may disagree, or find it difficult to cooperate. Accept that, but even so, remain respectful. Disagreement is no excuse for poor behaviour or personal attacks, and a community in which people feel threatened is not a healthy community.
Assume good faith
Indian Pirates has many ways of reaching both internal and external goals as defined in the Indian Pirates Manifesto & Constitution (Article 4) respectively. These may differ from your ways. Assume that other people are working towards these goals. As long as they're not against the Basic Principles outlined in the Constitution, it's better to propose new activities based on your ideas and take it forward than stopping others from the activities you disagree with.
Note that many of our members are not native English speakers or may have different cultural backgrounds.
Political issues are usually complex as well as complicated; there is always more to learn. It’s good to ask for others' views and opinions. Indian Pirates promotes a collaborative approach in arriving at decisions and it should be seen in the context of achieving our goals.
When you propose an activity, be willing to include enough details so that it makes it easier for people to work together.
Try to be on-topic
Try to stay on topic, especially in discussions that are already fairly wide.
Most ways of communication used within Indian Pirates community allow for public and private communication.
Using public forums for Indian Pirates related messages is much more likely to result in responses. It also makes sure that any inadvertent mistakes made by people responding will be more easily detected and corrected.
If you use private messages to discuss Indian Pirates related issues due to personal reasons or because you’re discussing sensitive information, respect the other person’s personal space and privacy. Do not demand a response, especially if the other person lets you know that they are not in a position to respond.
If you do not want to receive private messages from others, try to include that information in your profile if the communication platform supports it.
Like everyone, Indian Pirates members also have different priorities in their own life. If you make a request/suggestion, or ask a question, there is no obligation for anyone to respond or to accept your request/suggestion. If you feel that you’re being not heard, try to find a way forward on your own and/or wait patiently.
In case of problems
While this code of conduct should be adhered to by participants, we recognize that sometimes people may have a bad day, or be unaware of some of the guidelines in this code of conduct. When that happens, you may reply to them and point out this code of conduct. Such messages may be in public or in private, whatever is most appropriate. However, regardless of whether the message is public or not, it should still adhere to the relevant parts of this code of conduct; in particular, it should not be abusive or disrespectful. Assume good faith; it is more likely that participants are unaware of their bad behaviour than that they intentionally try to degrade the quality of the discussion.
Serious or persistent offenders will be temporarily or permanently banned from communicating through Indian Pirates’ systems. Complaints should be made (in private) to the administrators of the Indian Pirates. To find contact information for these administrators, please see the page on Indian Pirates' organizational structure.
This document is a result of collaborative work by Indian Pirates volunteers based on the following. If you feel like something needs to be added or changed feel free to propose it here:
This document is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
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