march_for_self-management.gif Welcome to IMC Resolve. ImcResolve I ResolveRelevantEmails I ConflictResolution I email list

This discussion is old but seems to have started in earnest here: http://lists.indymedia.org/mailman/public/resolve/2002-September/000104.html and onwards

[RESOLVE] LIST PROPOSALS SUMMARY

(full text at end)

In the past few months the [resolve] list has received several different proposals. Most of these are related to each other, tohugh some are not. I've tried to break them down by issue. I summarize then in the beginning and then include the full text of the proposals at the bottom. If I've misrepresented something or forgotten something please post a correction.

Until we specify otherwise, I'll assume that the [resolve] list operates on consensus. Only one of the proposals (the first, regarding use of subject line) received no concerns.


PROPOSAL TO MORE ACTIVELY USE SUBJECT LINE - ADOPTED

No dissent was received regarding this proposal to more actively utilize the subject line by putting "PROPOSAL:" "DISCUSSION:" and similar tags at the beginning of the subject line in order to make threads more easy to follow. If there are no concerns, please adopt this standard.


PROPOSAL TO MAKE [RESOLVE] A MEMBERS-ONLY LIST

A proposal was submitted to make [resolve] a members-only list. Anyone would be allowed to become a member. Only members would be allowed to post. Anyone would have access to the archives of the list. Non-members posts would either be

a) met with an invitation to join the list, or

b) approved by the moderators if 'appropriate'.


PROPOSAL TO LIMIT ALL [RESOLVE] DISCUSSION

1. Resolve will focus attention and effort on developing a conflict resolution process.

2. Resolve will not be conflict resolution forum until this process is consented upon.

Off-topic posters and posting could be dealt with in a variety of ways. One idea for dealing with this was to temporarily ban the poster after 3 such messages and 3 unique consenting (and no dissenting) statements.


PROPOSAL FOR MAKING DESCISIONS REGARDING LIST FUNCTION

Whenever a proposal is made that relates to nuts-and-bolts list functioning:

a) if there are no objections or questions within 10 days, the proposal is implemented. The decision is considered provisional for 30 days to allow those who may not have had a chance to see or comment on the proposal an opportunity to object or suggest revisions.

b) if there are qustions or suggestions, these have to be resolved to the satisfaction of those making them before the proposal can be implemented. Once the questions are resolved, and there are no new objections or new questions after 10 days, the proposal is provisionally implemented, as above.

c) if there is a block, the proposal will be discussed to try to resolve the concerns that necessitated the block. If there is successful resolution, and there are no new objections or new questions after 10 days, the proposal is provisionally implemented, as above.

d) if the block cannot be resolved, the proposal dies.


PROPOSAL TO CREATE A SECOND, MORE OPEN LIST

There were several different proposals to create a second list that off-topic and 'inappropriate' posts could be directed to.


The raw text that these proposals were pulled from follows

1. create seperate rant/kibbitz list - direct all off-topic and flames there.

2. Make [resolve] a members-only list.

1. List administrators can moderate posters they deem inappropriate.

2. List administrator decisions are posted to the list.

3. List administrator decisions can be overridden by the list membership.

First, is it correct that Resolve's first order of business is to develop a conflict resolution process?

And that our second order of business is for Resolve members to engage in resolving conflicts?

1. Resolve will focus attention and effort on developing a conflict resolution process.

2. Resolve will not be conflict resolution forum until this process is consented upon.

3. We make Resolve open to posting from subscribers only.

4. Posts from nonsubscribers should be immediately forwarded to the list by the list admins, unless
  • a. the post is obvious commercial spam'
  • b. the post is inappropriate: it contains personal insults, is clearly
intended just to inflame passions (a 'flame'), or is baldly off-topic

5. List admins should forward an excerpt of inappropriate posts to the main list, with an explanation why it is appropriate.

6. If the post is an attack on a subscribed member of Resolve, then it should be up to that person to decide if the message should be forwarded to the list.

7. Otherwise, if within seven days a subscribed member of Resolve requests that the full message be forwarded, then the message should be forwarded.

ONE: banning people from a list.

1.) someone proposes that an individual be designated as 'off-topic', 'unconstructive' or 'insulting in tone or content'.

2a.) less than two thirds of responses to the list within a week agree with this designation - end of matter unless re-raised. or

2b.) two thirds of responses to the list agree with the designation. then:

3.) the person concerned is banned from the list.


TWO: banning people from a list and providing them a moderated space to use.

1.) someone proposes that an individual be designated as 'off-topic', 'unconstructive' or 'insulting in tone or content'.

2a.) less than two thirds of responses to the list within a week agree with this designation - end of matter unless re-raised. or

2b.) two thirds of responses to the list agree with the designation. then:

3.) the person concerned is banned from the list and encouraged to join a resolution-room@lists.indymedia.org list together with at least one person from the resolve list (a room co-ordinator).

4.) members of the resolution-room list may pass one 300 word email each to the room co-ordinator per day (subject to the co-ordinators ability and willingness to forward those posts.)

5.) as all posts would be archived all decisions by the co-ordinator are also recorded.


THREE: moderating the list (someone screens emails from identified people).

1.) someone proposes that an individual be designated as 'off-topic', 'unconstructive' or 'insulting in tone or content'.

2a.) less than two thirds of responses to the list within a week agree with this designation - end of matter unless re-raised. or

2b.) two thirds of responses to the list agree with the designation. then:

3.) the list administrator sets the person to 'requires approval for every post'

4.) all unapproved emails received from that person are forwarded to a publically archived email address


FOUR: making this list be for member only posts.

1.) someone makes this proposal and no-one dissents within a week.

//revised statement of purpose: "This list is for the development of conflict resolution guiding principles as may be applicable to the indymedia network. Members of this list may also respond off the list to requests for assistence.

No-one in the indymedia network has the ability or authority to censure anyone else. As such it must be recognised that disputes can only be addressed where a majority of those involved wish to reach an agreement.

Specific disputes should only be cited on this list as part of an initial request for assistance or to illustrate some point being made about the network as a whole."

1. Create a separate Resolve-Off-Topic discussion list with a publicly viewable archive.

2. Since our stated goal is,-- "1. Resolve will focus attention and effort on developing a conflict resolution process, and 2. Resolve will not be a conflict resolution forum until this process is consented upon,"-- any post that is not at least marginally related to the subject of discussing conflict resolution strategies can be considered off topic.

3. When someone posts 3 or more off-topic messages to the Resolve list:

a) at least 3 list subscribers state objections to his/her posts on the grounds that they are off-topic.

b) a list administrator announces that s/he will block messages to this list from the off-topic poster, and that person's messages will from then on, for a month-long period, be re-routed to the Resolve-Off-Topic discussion list. Anyone who wants to continue to engage in the discussion can do so on the Off-Topic list.

c) if there are no objections within seven days of the list administrator's announcement, the block and re-routing will be implemented.

d) anyone who wants to discuss topics not specific to Resolve's stated purpose can post their messages directly to the Off-Topic list. (In other words, this would not be a list just for those who have been temporarily blocked from Resolve.)

1. Whenever a proposal is made that relates to nuts-and-bolts list functioning:

a)if there are no objections or questions within 10 days, the proposal is implemented. The decision is considered provisional for 30 days to allow those who may not have had a chance to see or comment on the proposal an opportunity to object or suggest revisions.

b)if there are qustions or suggestions, these have to be resolved to the satisfaction of those making them before the proposal can be implemented. Once the questions are resolved, and there are no new objections or new questions after 10 days, the proposal is provisionally implemented, as above.

c)if there is a block, the proposal will be discussed to try to resolve the concerns that necessitated the block. If there is successful resolution, and there are no new objections or new questions after 10 days, the proposal is provisionally implemented, as above.

d) if the block cannot be resolved, the proposal dies.
Topic revision: r3 - 17 Jan 2003, RovinNZ
This site is powered by FoswikiCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding Foswiki? Send feedback