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From Donald Harbison <dpharbi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Discuss] Guidance regarding acceptable interaction on mailing lists
Date Tue, 12 Jun 2012 19:30:09 GMT
Sorry for top posting...meant to post this to ooo-dev, not ooo-private.

On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 3:29 PM, Donald Harbison <dpharbison@gmail.com>wrote:

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>
> On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 6:11 PM, David McKay <dmckay@btconnect.com> wrote:
>
>> As I mentioned back at the start of April, I think that we could do with
>> something that outlines the type of place we are trying to create in this
>> community. I would see this as something that would be brought to the
>> attention of all participants from the onset of their involvement, probably
>> as part of the 'signing on' process.
>>
>> As I said at the time, I would prefer to see something that describes the
>> 'type' of place this is, rather than a formally listed set of rules.
>>
>> My opening gambit (as a kernel that could be expanded on) was:
>>
>> "Discussion is the cornerstone of a project like this and the sharing of
>> viewpoints is crucial, as is understanding and accepting that many views
>> will differ from your own. By all means debate rigorously and defend your
>> view point stoutly, but avoid abrasive dialogue and personal attacks. Give
>> leeway to people who do not have English as a first language. Pause before
>> taking insult, and pause before responding. There is a difference between
>> robust discussion and steamrollering. Civility is paramount. Manners cost
>> nothing; we are all capable of self-moderation, and of being aware of our
>> conduct."
>>
>>
> This is an effective value statement and one that would be great to see
> the project embrace. If we also reference the links Rob provides, we have
> excellent guidelines for all to see.
>
> What we don't have in place AFAIK, is some sort of escalation/resolution
> procedure if we have a situation where an individual repeatedly ignores
> these values. Do we want to document a review/resolution procedure now? We
> will be moving through our graduation process soon, as such this will
> strengthen our measure as a 'healthy community, capable of effective self
> governance'...
>
> Thoughts?
>
>
>> To my mind it can only be a good thing to have clarity regarding the way
>> people are expected to behave here.
>>
>
> +1
>
>
>>
>> Dave.
>>
>>
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