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In general, in every Slack, there are one or two channels that everyone is added to when they join the team, which you cannot leave. That's why discussions tend to happen in other channels -- such as #C03S1KBA2, #C03S1L9DN etc here -- rather than the unleaveable channels.
I wonder how people would be stopped when they display hyper-sensitivity to perceived insults to troll others.
Is clojurians equipped to handle the challenge of handling bad actors? I have to confirm, yet, though.
Stackexchange is engineered in favor of trolls. It allows trolls to bury people with status attacks.
Anyway, I've been here since 5th of September and I didn't since anything more problematic than someone being angry with the Clojurescript's maintainer attitude.
On the #C03S1L9DN channel, I remember someone being annoyed recently to the point of ragequitting.
A system's resilience against bad actors can be inferred from its governance structure.
Sure, but that does not always work. French had a reputedly superb military in the pre-WWII days and look how quick they folded.
"CoC is a great improvement over no rule. polycentric legal system is a few notches up the ladder." is my impression for now.
At least with CoC, admins will have little or no excuse for letting trolls harm people for extended periods of time.
Hmm, reading wiki page for "polycentrism" doesn't really give me any ideas how that could apply to an IRC channel.
Sure, but I don't understand how that "polycentric legal system" would work in this context.
Even, dictatorship is not a good solution because it only punishes those who offend dictator. It doesn't punish trolls who don't offend dictators. And, dictators can't watch channels 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The dictator is one man. Trolls can avoid punishment when dictator is sleeping.
I do not perceive a strong incentive for admins to stick to CoC. There may be hidden incentives, though.
The admin/user hierarchy is quite permanent, so they may feel less need for following and enforcing CoC. Under polycentric legal system, judges are chosen by litigants. If people do not perceive fairness in a judge's decisions, they will change judges.
victims enforce judge's decisions in polycentric law. If offender refuse to compensate victims for damage, the community is allowed to attack the offender without any consequence. The offenders who don't renumerate have to run away for life.
On the intarwebs this seems like it would end up in total warfare obliterating the channel.
But, on slack or IRC, I don't find any means by which to attack cheaters. In companies and funding groups, the punishment can be outlawing. Outlawed people cannot receive money from company. This means severance.
I dunno, maybe you're not creative enough. Bring out your bots and make their life on the channel miserable?
Polycentric law in real life is elegant. I think the online version should have to be devised anew.
Maybe it could stand to have a few more moderators, so timezone coverage is better, but that's about it.
Since it relies on a few people's decisions, I don't think it is a quite reliable means to enforce CoC.
In this framework I don't think you can do much better than how it currently is, apart from making the pool of moderators a bit larger.
As I said above, a clear set of rules called CoC is a great improvement over unwritten rules of dictators or no governance.
Plus, IRC makes it difficult to collect evidence and be approved of the authenticity of collected evidence. Slack is a step in the right direction. It logs conversations.
Perhaps, people should stick to publicly logged communications channels with proper governance. Slack is still better than IRC.
For evidence, conversations could become immutable after, for example, a day or two. But, I concede that slack is not really designed with protecting people in mind. At least, on slacks, you can go back to a conversation and take screenshots or search conversations.
And everything you describe can be built over irc as well (or exists already via simple extensions/bots).
btw it seems grimoire been down for a few days now. when you go to http://conj.io/ it just shows this pic. Is it on different domain now?