Talk:Friendly space policies

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Implementation of this[edit]

Obviously I cannot speak for the entire Wikimedia community in moving this from being Wikimedia New York City policy to a general Wikimedia community policy, but I think it is a good idea. Others are welcome to give feedback or criticize this. Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:33, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Victim support services[edit]

I just made this proposal, which I feel is related to a friendly space.

Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:09, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

"Offensive" needs to be defined[edit]

The definition of harassment includes "offensive verbal comments", but the word "offensive" is not further specified, and, we all know, is very subjective. One person's stated opinion on a controversial topic might be some other person's offensive statement. I worry that by leaving this ill-defined, the result will be to stifle honest debate, because some participants will err on the side of caution, and not voice opinions; whereas others might misuse the policy to punish those they disagree with.

Let me throw out two examples -- just meant to be examples -- please don't be offended!

1. "I think people overreacted to Larry Summers, when he suggested that differences in variability of some characteristics between men and women might help to explain the underrepresentation of women in top-tier universities"

2. "Women belong in the kitchen"

And of course, there is a continuous spectrum of statements with degrees of "offensiveness" between those two. Where is the line drawn? Does it depend on context? If so, how?

I'd suggest that "offensive" be defined simultaneously with defining "safe" as used in the phrase "safe mental space", which appear in the Event Ban policy. Klortho (talk) 16:36, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

I opened a topic on Code of Conduct/Draft. Klortho (talk) 23:41, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

comment: moving language indicator out of link[edit]

In ja, I put out language identifier out of the parentheses as; [https://wiki.wikimedia.cat/wiki/Protocol_contra_agressions_i_assetjament|''攻撃と嫌がらせ行為禁止の方針''] {{ca}} ----Omotecho (talk) 19:01, 14 July 2017 (UTC)