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Re: GR proposal: code of conduct

On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 11:42:47PM +1100, Stuart Prescott wrote:
> Conduct is about behaviour and social interaction. A CoC is about the 
> emotional contents and effects of the message not about how it was delivered 
> or how many bytes there were between newline characters.
> To me the strength of the CoC draft we are looking at here is that it 
> doesn't concern itself with trivialities or with specific media. It talks 
> about conduct -- that is behaviour, deportment, how we want people interact 
> as human beings -- be respectful, be collaborative, assume good faith, be 
> concise, be open. These are all about social interactions and not technical 
> details on character limits, attachment sizes or whether people get CCs on 
> messages. None of these technical things are conduct, they are, if you like, 
> protocol. The CoC could happily refer to medium-specific guidelines for such 
> minutiae if they are necessary.
> Let's not spend the next decade working to flesh out a 200pp document full 
> of subsections for each different communications protocol we might use. Such 
> a document becomes useless to everyone.
> Let's not overcomplicate this with rules-lawyering. 

I am astounded by the slenderness of the delta between what Stuart
says above and the thoughts in my head I have been trying to extract
and express without success. In other words, "me too", "+1", and "hear

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