[Blabber] To inform members about a conflict.

Robby O'Connor robby.oconnor at gmail.com
Thu Sep 21 06:29:09 UTC 2017


We need to.

On Sep 21, 2017 2:18 AM, "Rendall" <rendall at gmail.com> wrote:

> Perhaps adopting an explicit Code of Conduct would help.  Then language
> can turn from whether someone *is* or *is not* transphobic, homophobic,
> sexist or what-have-you, which can be vague and hard to define, but instead
> action can be taken with respect to whether someone has violated the Code
> of Conduct. The Code of Conduct could also codify what responses might be
> taken to a perceived violation.
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> For instance, it could start with something like:
> "We are committed to making participation in Hack Manhattan a
> harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of level of experience,
> gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, neurodiversity,
> disability, personal appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, or
> religion.
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> Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include derogatory
> comments or personal attacks, trolling, public or private harassment,
> insults, or other uncollegial conduct."
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> And then it could go on to describe what will happen if there is a
> violation and who will judge that.
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> Whatever happens, the person accused of violating the CoC must be given an
> opportunity to explain themselves, and the hearing must be non-hostile,
> neutral and charitable.  That is to say, the person making the accusation
> cannot also be among those sitting in judgement. 'Charitable' here means,
> they *must* be taken at their word with respect to their motives and
> interpretations, unless there is a good reason not to.  This last is
> designed to prevent the CoC itself to be used as an instrument of
> bullying.  Finally, to the fullest extent possible, the decision to
> sanction (or not) must be a procedural and algorithmic decision, free of
> personal bias.
>
> Here is a nice Code of Conduct from a hackerspace in Australia, that
> explicitly details how to handle specific violations.
>
> https://ballarathackerspace.org.au/conduct
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> On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 4:28 PM, Kenneth Gutierrez <kennypg at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Ignoring the loaded language of "Politically Correct" and "Radical
> > Leftist" I would say yes. Intolerance is not and should not be
> > tolerated.  I believe calling this hypocrisy is disingenuous
> > sophistry. And I believe those who have tried to acknowledge and
> > accommodate such accusations, ostensibly reaching for some kind of
> > transcendent inclusiveness that even tolerates intolerance, are either
> > misguided or interested in publicity. I believe the resurgence of
> > racism we are seeing today is at least partially attributable to such
> > pandering.
> >
> > People with agendas that are anti-intellectual (anti-thought,
> > anti-reason) have no place in a political debate. They don't believe
> > in debating.  Their agenda is hostile to the very premise of achieving
> > consensus through civilized discourse.  They are authoritarians who
> > would suppress free speech if they could, and racists who want to
> > judge people by their genetics instead of their words or actions.
> >
> > I see no reason to welcome them into any political process.
> >
> >
> >
> > > To the Hack Manhattan Board:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Is it the policy of Hack Manhattan that ONLY Politically Correct,
> Radical Leftist opinions will be Allowed or Tolerated at Hack Manhattan &
> all other opinions will NOT BE TOLERATED?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > That is an EXTREMELY INTOLERANT policy.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > If the fact pattern below is true, why is the EXTREME INTOLERANCE of
> other’s opinions evidenced by “Michael” allowed at Hack Manhattan?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > I await your positive replies.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Daniel
> > >
> > > Sent from my brain
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