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guidelines [2019/02/08 23:31] ‚Äď puffinuxguidelines [2020/03/10 20:53] ‚Äď old revision restored (2019/06/24 12:31) puffinux
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 ====== Guidelines ====== ====== Guidelines ======
-Here are listed our guidelines for the use of our services.+Here are listed our guidelines for our services.
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 ==== Creating Proposals ==== ==== Creating Proposals ====
-Cos ūü¶Č changed their profile picture.+Note that there are also hard rules regarding the creation of proposals. It is recommended to read the [[governance_policy|Governance Policy]] under **Voting**.
-kawaiipunk +=== Proposal Structure ===
-My objection to the template proposal and the additional form for new instances on Loomio are threefold:+When creating new proposals, it is recommended to follow the template described below:
-The first is that no matter how you cut it, form is content and enforcing template onto future proposals will inevitably affect the content of those proposals themselvesHow many proposals are going to have content that perfectly fits the proposed template? For example, if we recruited more instances to the Loomio, wouldn't every proposal by and large be the same, in areas like "background?" It also raises barriers for people, and we already have an issue where the vast majority of proposals are made by a handful of people, which leads to the second point:+  - **Background**: A paragraph outlining the reasons proposal is being made.¬†
 +  - **Proposal**: A paragraph clearly describing the proposal.¬†
 +  - **Budget or labour cost**: A paragraph outlining the resources required to achieve what is proposed.¬†
 +  - **Rationale**: A paragraph explaining why the proposal is a good idea and what benefits we will gain if it is voted through.¬†
 +  - **Timeframe**: A brief description of how long the proposal is likely to take to put into action.
-Enforcing templates and forms to be filled out will only make more work for those involved. You can simply say that it won't, but coming from someone who has been doing that work, I know that it will. If I have to get other instance admins to fill out a form and then fill out a second form myself to initiate the proposal to let them use out LoomioI know I won't. Asking us to fill out two forms for one proposal is absurdly excessive.+A summary paragraph might also be useful, to briefly sum up what members are voting for or against.
-Would you feel ok with that proposal if it was an entirely optional thing?+----
 +===== Wiki Contribution Guidelines =====
-I.e. just a style guide¬†+These are guidelines for how to contribute to the wiki in a way that is most efficient and effective get that we're all anarchists and whatnot, but it makes sense to have method to adding content to the wiki in a "standard-ish" way so stuff just slots together and it's not messy and disorganised.
-would be fine with that¬†+
-I'bit confused what to do because I proposed the template but also like ur proposal¬†+
-Chupacabra +
-I also like both, I think they can work together if the template is just a guidelineStart a discussion, prepare the proposal, then vote on it+
-kawaiipunk¬†+Please see the [[wiki:syntax|syntax]] page for general information on how to write in [[|Markdown]]. This is the 'language' used in the wiki plain text files to make them render as HTML with bold, italics, headers, links etc.
-I'm happy for the template to just be a page on the wiki tbh+
-It could even be more of a inspo thing to help people write proposals +==== Creating Pages ====
-Puffinux +
-I've added it to our Governance Policy. I'm hoping it's that right place to put it, as it contains details of the 7-day duration policy already. I've worded it as though it was not a hard enforced rule, though this can be changed.+
-Cocoron¬†+If a page doesn't exist that you feel would be useful or is required, then search for it even though it doesn't exist (search for the specific name you want the page to be called i.e. in its url) and then click the name in the search blurb to open the edit page for the new file. Once saved, make sure you add it to the [[sidebar|Sidebar page]] if it's something that should go there (i.e. not just a [[fediverse|quick note on what the fediverse is]], for example).
-It should not be in the GP+
-The governance policy is a set of rules that require a high threshold to change +==== Content in pages ====
-Any changes to this Governance Document must be subject to a proposal requiring at least 4 times as many Agree votes to Disagree votes+Pages start with their name in a header--- this page is called wiki_contribution_guidelines, and the first header reflects this. Use "======" (H1) size headers. Further headers are smaller "=====" (H2) and their respective headers are one size smaller again. Keep to this logic and you shouldn't go wrong.¬†
 +When changing topics in pages (using H2 level headers and changing focus / subject), place a horizontal rule above the header, except above the first H2 header in the page, when there is no text between it and the page header (the H1).¬†
 +Try to keep things tidy, and, if you see method in place for contributing your content you would like to add, try to stick to it! If you don't want to, or aren't able to, you can always contact the [[|wiki admin]] to discuss. There may be someone who can help with formatting. :)¬†
-Any changes +===== Admin Action Squad =====
-I've removed it +
-Cocoron +
-I've also closed the proposal as it's been open for 7 days+
-10 days* +==== Defederation policy ====
-Puffinux +
-Okay. Apologies. It sounds like the 7 day rule shouldn't be in there then?+
-I think it passed with four times as many votes anyway?¬†+We can't go scouring the fediverse and defederating from all instances that are problematic, but if an issue crops up, this should be seen as a guideline for the Admin Action Squad on whether we should defederate with a given instance. 
-Cocoron +
-The 7 day rule was there from the creation of the GP and was agreed upon when the GP was ratified+
-It needed 15¬†+*This is intended as the first step in defining our federation policy, not the last. It does not aim to be exhaustive, but to cover the basics. Further proposals on Loomio may amend and extend the points in this proposal.*
-Puffinux +
-That makes sense.+
-Should I create another page with other documents in it then, for things like the proposal structure guidance?¬†+This is what we expect from an instance we federate with:
-Cocoron +
-You have a bit of a carter blanche since the proposal didn't specifying, so it's up to you on how to do it, although I can help you if you like+
-Specify anything*¬†+  - The instance must have a code of conduct.¬†
-Puffinux+  - The instance's code of conduct must be enforced. The administration team of the instance should address reports appropriately and in a timely manner.¬†
 +  - The instance's code of conduct, and its stated and actual purpose, should be compatible with that of our instance, that is:¬†
 +    Hate speech and harassment are disallowed.¬†
 +    * Content illegal in France shall not be allowed.¬†
 +    * Fascist and Nazi advocacy is disallowed.
-Should I create another page with other documents in it then, for things like the proposal structure guidance? 
-And if so, perhaps the 7-day rule should be removed from the GP and moved to the new page. 
 +There are different scales along the path to defederation.
-Cocoron¬†+  - Suspend (aka block) the instance. This blocks any federation between the two instances.¬†
-You have a bit of a carter blanche since the proposal didn'specifying, so it's up to you on how to do it, although I can help you if you like¬†+  - Silencing the instance. When this happens, SBC members don'see content of the silenced instance unless they happen to follow specific people on that instance (and vice versa).
-You already do a lot so I'm happy to take this on, unless you actively wish to take part. Otherwise, I can speak to people if I need guidance but otherwise handle things.+
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