[OSM-talk] Language used in OSM forum/wiki/mailing list

Naveen Francis naveenpf at wikimedia.in
Fri Dec 21 10:36:01 UTC 2018

Hello Frederik,

All the entities like forum/wiki/talk are global.
It would better to have common guidelines forum/wiki/talk.

Splitting the guidelines each forum say,  India forum, Germany forum would
not do any good.

I understand your point and can be part of the guideline for the forum.
First, raise in the forum.
Second, raise to Moderator.
Moderator can take the call ?

When Verdy was blocked in the Wiki , we didn't had any policy.  (still, we
don't have)
It was discussed on the random talk page.

Naveen Francis

On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 3:48 PM Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> On 21.12.2018 10:36, Naveen Francis wrote:
> > Is there any policy on the language used in OSM talk/forum/wiki ?
> > I was going through Thailand OSM forum
> Generally, you should only appeal to authorities if you cannot resolve
> the matter in the community. If you find that someone in the discussion
> is using an inappropriate tone, get involved, post a message yourself,
> tell them that you feel offended by something they said, and ask them to
> be more polite.
> If you cannot do that, or if it doesn't help, then the next step would
> be writing to the moderator(s). The Thailand forum is moderated by user
> stephankn. The moderator can edit posts or block people from
> contributing to the forum.
> What is or is not abusive will often depend on the usual tone of
> exchange in a region, therefore it is desirable to have rules
> interpreted by people familiar with the local customs.
> Discussing the tone on the Thailand forum on the international talk
> mailing list is probably much less helpful than the two suggestions I
> have made above.
> Bye
> Frederik
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