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Re: On the Code of Conduct


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On Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 1:19 AM, Justin Zheng <justin.zheng@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Luke, maybe write a draft CoC that you think should be implemented?

 ah, thank you: a question.  it's very simple: the code of honour
(honor if you use U.S.) spelling.  it's four lines long:

 * always do good
 * never do harm
 * the code applies 100% of the time
 * everyone knows the code.

that's it.  that's all there is to it.  it's extremely simple, is
rhythmic, both characteristics that make it extremely easy to
memorise, and has absolutely nothing that could possibly be toxic
about it.

 there is one "downside" of such a deceptively-simple code: should
incidents occur, it requires people to think about what the
definitions of "good" and "harm" actually are.  ways to "deal" with
that are where mistakes get made, in "unpacking" the definitions of
"good" (which can never be complete) and "harm", which turn into the
most awful and dangerously toxic (and never complete) "proscribed
lists of behaviours".

 thank you for - at last - asking a question.


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