[Python-ideas] CoC violation

C. Titus Brown ctbrown at ucdavis.edu
Fri Sep 21 13:59:06 EDT 2018

On Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 01:55:03PM -0400, Franklin? Lee wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 10:52 AM Elazar <elazarg at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > On Fri, Sep 21, 2018, 16:56 Philipp A. <flying-sheep at web.de> wrote:
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> >> 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?
> >
> >
> > Here's how: as a demonstration that words that are considered slurs in certain contexts (such as the word "Negro" in America) might be considered perfectly legitimate day-to-day words in another context. Even if the example was incorrect, it is still legitimate.
> I didn't report him, and I don't agree with the ban, but I assume I'm
> missing something if they felt the need to act so strongly, days after
> the discussion died down.

Hi folks,

we have a committee-based process for making these decisions, so it
necessarily takes some time.  Brett and I can make urgent decisions
but everything goes through the process.


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