We’ve gotten good participation as we’ve worked on sections of the Code
of Conduct over the past few months, and have made considerable
improvements to the draft based on your feedback.
Given that, and the community approval through the discussions on each
section, the best approach is to proceed by approving section-by-section
until the last section is done.
So, please continue to improve the Code of Conduct by participating now
and as future sections are discussed. When the last section is
completed and approved on the talk page, the Code of Conduct will become
policy and no longer be marked as a draft.
Also, two more discussions regarding the Code of Conduct have been
resolved and incorporated into the draft.
* "Enforcement issues" addressed the reporting process and clarified
that Committee decisions could not be circumvented
* "Marginalized and underrepresented groups" forbids discrimination
I usually send these to multiple lists, but I realized I forgot to send
this to the ones besides wikitech-l.
The "Marginalized and underrepresented groups" discussion
is still open. I'll probably give it two weeks total, which means
closing it late tomorrow.
-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Please provide feedback on new discrimination and enforcement
sections of Code of Conduct
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 20:23:24 -0400
From: Matthew Flaschen <mflaschen(a)wikimedia.org>
To: Wikitech List <wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Thanks for your participation in the recent Code of Conduct discussions.
The "Marginalized and underrepresented groups" discussion had a lot of
feedback. There was not consensus to use the exact original wording,
but many people expressed willingness to support a modified text.
I've proposed such a new text, based on Neil P. Quinn's text, with a
small modification to account for discrimination required by law (e.g.
age of people who can sign certain contracts).
Please participate at
The "Enforcement issues" section received general support, but some of
that was conditional, or expressed preference for wording that developed
during the discussion. The original wording also did not address the
appeals body, which was raised in the discussion.
Please participate at
Update regarding completed discussions:
The "Clarification of legitimate reasons for publication of private
communications and identity protection" and "Definitions - trolling,
bad-faith reports" discussions have been closed.
They both had support, and I've incorporated the text into the draft.