Ubuntu Code of Conduct: omissions and suggestions

Michael Hall mhall119 at ubuntu.com
Thu Apr 7 18:22:31 UTC 2016

On 04/07/2016 02:03 PM, Elizabeth K. Joseph wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 10:56 AM, Simon Quigley <tsimonq2 at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>>  But I think what
>> Alberto is describing is more of a trivial harassment
> "trivial harassment" is not a thing.

I absolutely agree. Nor does ignoring it make it go away. I would
consider having to ignore people to be a negative consequence of
harassment, not a solution to it.

> There are certainly degrees, but when we're talking about how members
> of our community (who are bound by the CoC, drive by trolls are not)
> are treating each other, we need to treat every instance of harassment
> seriously, regardless of whatever scale you seem to have that marks
> some as trivial and some as not.
> Any level harassment of each other can stifle involvement and
> ultimately drive people away.

Remember also that harassment doesn't just affect those who are the
target of it, it affects everybody in the project. If somebody sees
someone else being attacked, they won't want to get involved or increase
their involvement. We owe it to everybody to ensure that nobody is
subject to harassment of any kind, or to any degree.

Michael Hall
mhall119 at ubuntu.com

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