[Python-ideas] CoC violation

Philipp A. flying-sheep at web.de
Fri Sep 21 09:55:10 EDT 2018

The main clause differentiating bad, weaponizable CoCs from good ones is

"Assume good faith"

Everything will be OK if good faith can reasonably be assumed (E.g. when
someone uses a word which is only offensive based on context)
On the other hand, e.g. obvious racial slurs never have a place on a
discussion board about a programming language. How can one possibly say
them in good faith?

Rhodri James <rhodri at kynesim.co.uk> schrieb am Fr., 21. Sep. 2018 um
15:46 Uhr:

> On 20/09/18 19:56, Brett Cannon wrote:
> > Based on the WG's recommendation and after discussing it with Titus, the
> > decision has been made to ban Jacco from python-ideas. Trivializing
> > assault, using the n-word, and making inappropriate comments about
> > someone's mental stability are all uncalled for and entirely unnecessary
> to
> > carry on a reasonable discourse of conversation that remains welcoming to
> > others.
> Not a challenge to the ban in any way, but I feel the need to repeat
> what I said about banning words.  The moment you create that taboo, you
> give the word power.  That's the exact opposite of what you want to do.
> It's the intent with which the word is used that matters.  I've heard
> all sorts of words used as insults -- "special", anyone? -- and many of
> the same words used innocently or affectionately.
> Banning bad or insulting behaviour is fine.  Banning words is a bad path
> to go down.
> --
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