Hi Mindshare, Stephen, and Fedora Council,
Stephen Snow is working on creating a set of Fedora Moderation
Guidelines for community moderators:
I want to give this community work a call-out because it is
strategically important work to standardize moderation best practices in
a large, decentralized community like Fedora.
Stephen is leading good work here and it is an opportunity to
collaborate instead of starting from scratch. There is great potential
for Fedora to innovate on a new kind of First in open source community
management best practices, aligning with the Friends Foundation.
I'm resharing this conversation from #fedora-mindshare in IRC to the
Mindshare mailing list for context:
Hello all, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Stephen Snow
and I am involved with Fed Magazine, Silverblue, and generally in the community
I have begun the start of a guidelines document on proper moderator actions
Originally this document was intended for the ask.fedoraproject.org
sites to be a guide for moderators in difficult topics'
the link is here https://pagure.io/ModeratorGuidelines/tree/master
I would invite other Fedora groups to get involved so the document
can become a good well rounded GP guide to moderation and community involvement
@jwf suggested I introduce myself and this doc here
jakfrost: Is there anything specific you would like feedback on? Or
is there a specific topic about the guidelines it might help to discuss?
It might be a good thing to bring it up in a Mindshare meeting next Wednesday.
Well, really I was hoping the collective community would be able to
grow the documentation around guidelines, especially for new moderators
I wasn't familiar with Fedora Mindshare meetings
I started it as a result of difficult moderation situations that arise around Fedora at
times, and the problem is compounded when the moderators are new
These are specific details though, the idea was to create a document that encompasses the
core concepts of Fedora and expresses the application of moderation tasks through that
If that helps?
So to extend the reasoning, the core concepts of Fedora (First, Friends, Freedom,
Features) combined with the CoC and the actual tasks of moderation would indicate the need
of establishing procedures to follow
With the intent of having a consistent user experience on our forums, WRT how the
moderators handle topics
Justin W. Flory (he/him)