Looks something's happening in #Wikipedia w.r.t. banning a prolific contributor, #CodeOfConduct things, issues about “civility” “harassment”, community control, centralization, power dynamics, “corporatisation”.
I don't really know a lot about this (or WP). Anyone know anything?
I am totally in favour of #CodeOfConduct's and improving tech's/open cultures v bad homogenity.
I'm also concerned about forcing everyone to be “civil”, and to speak in american corporate speak, and of non-democratic bodies controlling everything.
@dgold it can be hard to convince americans or american corps of that...
Some CoC (e.g. https://geekfeminism.wikia.org/wiki/Community_anti-harassment/Policy ), specifically say “communicating in a tone you don't like” isn't automatically actionable. I wonder if CoC should have “We recognise that US corporate culture has a definition of “civility” which doesn't apply everywhere, and we don't use here”.
Moytura. Destroy the old gods.