EOS Go Forums Charter

KevKev
edited January 2018 in General

These forums are represented by a group of five admin volunteers dedicated to open communication; below we present our charter.

EOS Go Forums Charter (link to PDF)

Attached is a downloadable version of our charter and below are images of the document for those who'd like to view within this post.

Go EOS!


Edit - 09 Jan. 2018 - Thanks to Thomas Cox's suggestion and compilation I am adding the charter text to this post for the machines.

EOSGo Forums Charter

01.08.2018 - forums.eosgo.io

Mission: To be the EOS community’s preferred hub for Q&A, discussion, and consensus.

Objectives:

  • Provide resources for EOS block producers, governance builders, developers and project managers to self-organize and successfully launch EOS mainnet.
  • Coordinate events supporting the June 2018 genesis block.
  • Adapt with the EOS community to continue our Mission after blockchain launch.

Scope:

EOS Go forums shall always strive to respect freedom of speech and opinion without censorship.
Two distinctions will be made, only when instigated by the EOS Go community:

  • Hateful/abusive behavior is flagged by three or more community members. Harmful content will be removed and the user given a warning for first infraction, ban for the second.
  • Spam is blocked by forum bots and confirmed under review by 3 of 5 admins. Same warning/ban process as above.

Admin powers include:

  • “Minor changes” including cosmetic, moving miscategorized posts, and software maintenance.

Admin powers do not include:

  • Post removal or banning of users without following due process above.
  • Editing of posts at any time.
  • Modification of upvotes.

FAQ:

  • How are rules made and new forum categories created?

    Suggestions should be posted to the Forum Improvements category - if a suggestion receives upvotes equal to more than 51% of the community it will be approved. “Minor” rule changes will be made when 3 of 5 admins agree.

  • What gets flagged as spam and how can I dispute?

    Spam will be further covered in a post under the “EOS Go Forum Improvements” category.

  • Why would a user get banned?

    • For repeatedly making posts that are off-topic, unprofessional, or disrespectful of others; being flagged by three community members, and receiving one unheeded warning.
    • A pattern of spamming the forum or of using the spam flag maliciously against non-spam content (e.g. flagging content they merely disagree with)
    • Further community consensus that they are “trolling”. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll
  • Who are the current admins and why were they appointed?

    • EOS Go started with a group of volunteers and block.one employees to realize the EOS.IO vision of a community launch in 2018. The current admins are volunteers.
  • Why was this platform created?

    • To provide a forum in which the community could self-organize to successfully launch EOS public blockchain.

Drafted by: Kevin Wilcox, Bluejays, Paul Atreides, Thomas Cox, Michael Yeates.

Comments

  • Great work!

  • edited January 2018

    As an addition I suggest posting a simple public log of signficant administrative changes and perhaps a separate log of content removal / user ban actions:

    Date / Time / Reason / Notes / who carried out the action(s). Maybe not practical now but eventually including a link to the removed content. Such logging should be easy to automate as a Dapp function on the blockchain.

    I look forward to seeing how a simple change towards optional fully-transparent moderation logs on a platform like Reddit might change the dynamics of many social-media forums. (Invocable as an option by a subreddit's owner/moderator(s), with the moderation transparency status visible to all subreddit visitors.)

  • @Sam_Sapoznick said:
    As an addition I suggest posting a simple public log of signficant administrative changes and perhaps a separate log of content removal / user ban actions:

    Date / Time / Reason / Notes / who carried out the action(s). Maybe not practical now but eventually including a link to the removed content. Such logging should be easy to automate as a Dapp function on the blockchain.

    I look forward to seeing how a simple change towards optional fully-transparent moderation logs on a platform like Reddit might change the dynamics of many social-media forums. (Invocable as an option by a subreddit's owner/moderator(s), with the moderation transparency status visible to all subreddit visitors.)

    This is a super interesting concept in a general sense and something that certainly bears considering WRT EOSGo. Thanks for sharing the thought!

  • Thanks for your hard work to make this community better and better!

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