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  • #21
    Originally posted by nils_ View Post

    That is based on the naive assumption that unreasonable and terrible people, while flaunting normal social rules, would magically follow a CoC. And this is the problem I have with establishing a CoC: What does it say about project members that they feel the need to write down rules that should be common sense?

    If I ask you to sign a document stating that you're not going to sexually harass anyone, would you think that is reasonable or would you be insulted?
    About as insulted as I feel when I have to sign the Sam's Club CoC where I have to agree to be treated like a thief and be searched before I leave the building.

    That said, it's no different than having to swear in at court -- So swearing to a book I don't follow or believe in is supposed to magically make me a good and honest person...sure

    At least the ZFS CoC only contains common sense, common decency rules that people should be following already.

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    • #22
      Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post
      That said, it's no different than having to swear in at court -- So swearing to a book I don't follow or believe in is supposed to magically make me a good and honest person...sure
      Once you're sworn in there is a penalty for perjury that doesn't exist for "regular" speech. Of course in most civilized countries the religious form is optional.

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      • #23
        Originally posted by uid313 View Post
        Does anyone really get encouraged by contributing to a project by it having a Code of Conduct?
        Like, really?
        It should be possible to measure if a project gets more contributions after adopting a CoC. I doubt it makes a difference, though their may be chilling effects with overly restrictive codes, simply because the rules are hard/impossible to follow. Or they just make a project and it's members seem difficult to interact with.

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        • #24
          Originally posted by CoC
          Diversity is one of our huge strengths,
          And code quality isn't. Yeah, let's focus on having equal distribution of races and genders rather than a good codebase.

          The difference between Terms and Code of Conduct is that usually "Code of Conduct"s have to almost ALWAYS mention unnecessary things like "diversity" and "inclusion"...

          Originally posted by uid313 View Post
          Does anyone really get encouraged by contributing to a project by it having a Code of Conduct?
          Like, really?
          I think you won... 🙁
          Last edited by tildearrow; 04-30-2019, 01:07 PM.

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          • #25
            Originally posted by nils_ View Post

            I think even welcome sexual attention doesn't have a place on official mailing lists, irc channels etc.. The word "unwelcome" is pretty ambiguous in and on itself. Perhaps "stay on-topic" would be sufficient.
            Wouldn't that imply that "sexual attention" is fine on mailing lists so long as the other person feels fine with it? This just sounds dumb.

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            • #26
              Originally posted by DoMiNeLa10 View Post

              Wouldn't that imply that "sexual attention" is fine on mailing lists so long as the other person feels fine with it? This just sounds dumb.
              Indeed. It makes very little sense. Anything that goes into the realm of flirting or whatever the hell "sexual attention" means will usually be through channels unrelated to the project, unless you want the product to regulate the personal conduct of/between all members at all times. Convoluted scenario: I'm a project member and another project member meets me at a bar and inititas "sexual attention" not knowing we're members in the same project. I don't welcome said attention. Is this a CoC violation?

              So I would like to have a definition of "sexual attention" - I mean when you're hitting on someone ambiguity is already built in, as well as not knowing in advance what might be welcome or unwelcome. This just seems like a minefield where the project might end up having to adjudicate personal relationships between project members.

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              • #27
                Originally posted by cb88 View Post
                And that is the problem, people are not robots... nor Vulcans.
                I'm not talking of suppressing emotions in your whole life to reach a higher level of being.

                I'm talking about being able to at least pretend to be a functional adult human in a mailing list about software development.

                Most people are too socially protected these days and can't even deal with reality.
                I'm going to shock you: this isn't a new thing. People that can't deal with reality have always been a thing.

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                • #28
                  Originally posted by nils_ View Post
                  That is based on the naive assumption that unreasonable and terrible people, while flaunting normal social rules, would magically follow a CoC.
                  No it is based on the very prevalent assumption that if you want to enforce principles you need to write them down first, so everyone knows them and also enforcers don't have to decide with their own morals what is admissible and what is not.

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                  • #29
                    Originally posted by nils_ View Post
                    I'm a project member and another project member meets me at a bar and inititas "sexual attention" not knowing we're members in the same project. I don't welcome said attention. Is this a CoC violation?
                    Are all you people fucking retarded or what? The CoC is about the mailing lists, IRC and other official project communication channels.

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                    • #30
                      Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
                      Are all you people fucking retarded or what? The CoC is about the mailing lists, IRC and other official project communication channels.
                      Yes, then why put in something like that?

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