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

Ivan Uemlianin <>
Fri Mar 13 18:03:00 CET 2015


Didn't you notice?  Codes of conduct were like majorly flavour of the month in February. 

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festina lente


> On 13 Mar 2015, at 15:49, Benoit Chesneau <> wrote:
> 
> 
>> On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 4:25 PM Fred Hebert <> wrote:
>> On 03/13, Loïc Hoguin wrote:
>> > I see little need for a code of conduct that basically says "be nice". It's
>> > common sense after all.
>> >
>> 
>> Then the code of conduct shall not be a problem for you.
>> 
>> What the code does, however, is put a context around when and how
>> someone can be reprimanded on the list, and for what reasons. It also
>> gives a path of escalation in case of disagreement. Without one, this is
>> basically left implicit to whoever is swinging the banhammer, and who
>> you know or can talk to.
>> 
>> It sets expectations and context over what is expected from members
>> *and* from moderators.
>> 
>> > > It is pointless to send a message that only warns about posting style.
>> > > If you are trying to point someone to correct posting style
>> > > guidelines, please do so while at least honestly attempting to answer
>> > > their questions or comments. It is generally unhelpful to give only a
>> > > warning related to posting style, as newcomers may feel unwelcome,
>> > > only to leave. And that is exactly what we do not want.
>> >
>> > That's what you'll inevitably get now that you made a number of official
>> > "rules" for posting style. And you'll also get the associated frame wars
>> > about top and bottom posting.
>> 
>> Then it goes against the code of conduct, please don't do that.
>> Moderation can do its job, as subtle as it may be to the onlooker, or
>> you can brin your problems to the moderators. Their contact info is
>> listed in the code of conduct.
>> 
>> --
>> 
>> Regarding top or bottom posting, I don't have strong feelings either
>> way, though I do get annoyed by gmail users never filtering down the
>> quoted part of posts yielding exponentially larger threads when you use
>> a client that doesn't fold quotes.
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Fred.
> 
> 
> Why do we need a code of conduct now when we lived without it for so long? Also since we are speaking of a community who/when was discussed that document? Where can I find a list of the moderators?
> 
> Also i agree discouraging people to not do top posting when most modern client use it as a default sounds weird  and not very welcoming for the new generation...
> 
> - benoit
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