To participate in the social.coop instance of Mastodon you must agree to this code of conduct.
Social.coop members agree to adhere to the International Cooperative Alliance's Statement on Co-operative Values.
Member's behavoir in [social.coop spaces] is expected to be in alignment with the Statement:
Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.
I will help to maintain a culture of inclusivity and open participation.
I will show care, consideration and respect for others, in my speech and actions, regardless of their physical or personal characteristics and qualities.
I will assume the good faith of other members of the community.
I will attempt to collaborate before conflict arises.
I am responsible for the content I share, and will ensure that:
images are accessible with alt-text
credit is given, recognising the contributions of others
criticism is constructive
[visibility settings] are intentional and appropriate
content warnings (CW) are applied whenever appropriate, and always when sharing violent or sexual material
I know that even though I can limit the visibility of my content, there is no guarantee the content will remain invisible to others.
I will not use violence, threats of violence, or direct violent language against another person.
I will not make offensive comments, jokes or insults against anyone.
I will not share sexual material depicting individuals who appear to be under the age of 18.
I will not post or threaten to post personally identifying information of anyone.
I will not continue to interact with a user after having been asked to stop.
I will not engage in excessively frequent sharing of promotional content for products or services not provided by me, my cooperative, network or community.
If I am offended or uncomfortable with content I know that I can:
[engage] with a user directly to communicate and resolve our differences
[block] or [mute] a user
[report the incident to social.coop]
using Mastodon's [Report feature]
using [this form]
If I am involved with a Code of Conduct violation decision, I can expect that principles such as redemption, understanding, healing and community, are in the foreground of dealing with it.
I've tried to take into consideration the below notes.This version is an effort to condense the document further still. If I've removed something you felt was important, it's not necessarily becuase I disagree with you on it. This is a draftI removed the long list of qualities, in the name of brevity. I understand that this is potentially contentious, and will be happy to put it back in if it's missed. Perhaps it could be a footnote.
Note from Emi:
Jake, I really like the edits (making statements concise/precise, adding links), but think the headings from previous version were helpful
Clause I -- "friendly, safe, and welcoming" have to be measurable -- "friendly" and "welcoming" are relatively easy to identify and teach; "safe" is not.Clause II -- doesn't account for humorClause IV -- need to prepared to spend lot of time and energy on defining the boundaries of "violence / not violence" and when sex becomes explicit.Clause V -- is it the intention to make all joking undesirable?"cease and desist" is a desired behavior; confusing construction of what not to do - maybe this goes up in the Clause on "Encouraged Behavior"Clause VII -- move 2nd statement to "Encouraged Behavior", replace "decision" with "proceeding"
I marked on Jakes version below where I put which part in this version my writing the Number of the Paragraph behing the I statementsOn I. Collaborative Cuture: alternative words: Inclusivity, Collaboration, Mutuality, Care, Culture, Community, Open ParticipationWould take away the Numeration I.-VII. to make it feel more like a speech friend to friend. At VII. Integrated attributes coming from Restorative Justice: (German) Wiedergutmachung, Verständigung, Heilung und Gemeinschaft stehen dabei im Vordergrund)Last two paragraphs at "III. Usage Rights and Privacy" are form 11t, are they applicable for social.coop as well? I am concerned about the third paragraph from a technical / legal point of view. Refrence: Need to check with 11t developer if copying is ok for him and say thanks and know if I needs to be mentioned, I would leave it rather out here, to minimize content.
Notes Matt Cropp
Statement on Cooperative Values to add: Social.coop has agreed to adhere to the International Cooperative Alliance's Statement on Co-operative Values, with which member behavior in social.coop spaces is expected to be in alignment:"Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others."MOTTO"perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.“ Saint Exupéry
¿Is anyone against the removal of Posting unwelcomed comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including but not limited to, those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.?
License and Attribution
This Code of Conduct is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.
Portions of text derived from the Citizen Code of Conduct. Revision 2.2. Posted 6 March 2017.
Social.coop Member Code of Conduct. Version [2.1]. Posted [7/12/2018]