Thank you for sharing that Rachel Nabors post, David; bookmarked. I think some on this list are missing the point that codes of conduct are necessary to help provide a welcoming and safer environment for marginalized people, including the neuroatypical that Tim refers to (somewhat disparagingly). It isn't about virtual signaling or earning social justice cred; it's about addressing some of the legitimate concerns and fears that prevent people including women (of all races), people of color (of all genders), LGBT+ people, and others from participating fully in spaces and events.

- Pax aka Funcrunch

On 2/26/17 9:53 AM, David Gerard wrote:
On 26 February 2017 at 17:49, Tim Landscheidt <> wrote:

Eh, they do and that is one of the reasons to oppose the
Code of Conduct.  Its draft implicitly alleges that the
technical spaces currently are a cesspit that is in urgent
need of someone with a rake while protecting actual offend-
ers by granting immunity to "neuroatypical" behaviour.

This is a pretty reasonable presumption regarding technical spaces: if
you *don't* have a code of conduct, it's a reasonable conclusion from
outside that there will be serious unacknowledged problems.

e.g. "You literally cannot pay me to speak without a Code of Conduct"

This is literally all well-worn discourse territory, but I'm sure if
you both persist you can wear everyone down.

- d.

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