In short, we are going to try something new. The Backroom has always been a place which has been viewed by many of containing some of the best, and some of the worse, that the Org has to offer. There are also conflicts and differences on how the Backroom 'should be managed', with a few people advocating a rather tyrannical and punitive approach to 'offenders', and others advocating that the patrons here should self-manage their own behaviours and be treated as adults, not children. There are also moderation grey areas, which make rulings tricky too, especially when lines that are crossed are not actually against the rules.
I thought the best way we could do this is for us to sit down in a thread like this, and work on producing something collaboratively, working together on crafting what we would like the Backroom room to be.
To get the ball rolling, this is is an idea I came across and modified: 'Backroom Bill of Personal Rights' had to go for politics theme.
Backroom Bill of Personal Rights.
I have the right...
- To express my thoughts and feelings.
- To be free from Violence and Abuse.
- To be treated with Respect.
- To ask for what I want.
- To say "No".
- To change my mind.
- To ask questions.
- To hold a different opinion.
- To ask for time to think.
- To decide whether or not to act upon my rights.
And so do others.
Edit: To make it clearer, this is something more similar to the Code of Honour than explicit rules for us to abide by.