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

Benoit Chesneau bchesneau@REDACTED
Fri Mar 13 16:49:25 CET 2015

On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 4:25 PM Fred Hebert <mononcqc@REDACTED> 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

- benoit
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