[erlang-questions] Announcing Erlang.org Code of Conduct

Fred Hebert <>
Fri Mar 13 17:02:48 CET 2015


On 03/13, Loïc Hoguin wrote:
> When you write down rules, you always end up with some unrelated people
> trying to enforce these rules, despite it not being their job. This can
> create unnecessary conflicts. A number of these people will also try to
> enforce the word of the rules rather than their spirit.
> 

The rules also ask them not to enforce the rules on their own, so they
might be bad enforcers, but frankly, that's a problem for then and
there.

In any case, I don't understand how you can be worried about
yet-non-existent rule-enforcers, but you are not worried by
yet-non-existent rule-breakers. Something is not logical there.


> There also doesn't seem to be in the CoC an explanation of the process to
> either defend yourself (as you point out, not everyone is native English
> speaker, so misunderstanding happen and they do quite regularly), nor is
> there an explanation for how to redeem yourself.

"To lift a ban or otherwise contend a regulative measure, contact
"

Is all that's mentioned. I'm guessing they'll go at it case-by-case for
this?

> 
> This is a problem to me because every few months I manage to offend
> someone without meaning it. A few weeks ago I got attacked when all I
> tried to do was make a compliment, to give you an example.
> 

I'm guessing people here are humans, and if they can understand without
a code of conduct, surely they can understand with one involved as well.

> And as Benoit points out, it's a concern that we don't know who the
> moderators are and how they are selected. I have seen way too often
> moderators ban people on a whim due to personal issues rather than
> rules being broken.
> 

See my response to Benoit.



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