Universal Code of Conduct/Discussions

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Universal Code of Conduct

This page lists current, past, and future discussions related to the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC). If there are relevant discussions that are not on this list, please add them! The timeline provides an overview of the UCoC process.

As part of Phase 2 of the process, there are multiple consultations with volunteers. The community consultations will inform the initial enforcement proposal draft and the draft before it is finalized.

Current status[edit]

Here is what is currently happening with the UCoC project:

The UCoC Enforcement Guidelines were published for the community’s consideration on January 6, 2022. The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees published a statement on 24 January 2022 in support of a community vote on the proposed enforcement guidelines for the UCoC.

From there, a community vote was held from 7 to 21 March 2022. There were discussions and conversations to educate and inform the community about the UCoC and Enforcement guidelines to ensure Wikimedians were empowered to vote.

The vote was closed and the results were published. After review by the CAC, the recommendation was for a second committee primarily comprised of members of the UCoC Policy (Phase 1) and the Enforcement Guidelines (Phase 2) committees to revise the guidelines based on four focus areas as identified via the vote data and feedback period: readability and translatability, privacy of the accuser vs the accusee, training, and affirmation. The revisions committee has now completed their work. Translations of the revised draft are being prepared for the vote in early 2023.

Past discussions[edit]

Phase 2[edit]

Enforcement draft guidelines review[edit]

A comprehensive community review of the enforcement draft guidelines was conducted on 17 August 2021 through 17 October 2021.

List of Local discussions
Project name Local discussion link Facilitator Notes
Meta-Wiki m:Talk:Universal Code of Conduct/Enforcement draft guidelines review User:Xeno (WMF)
English Wikipedia w:en:Wikipedia:Universal Code of Conduct/Enforcement draft guidelines review User:Xeno (WMF)
English Wikisource s:en:Wikisource:Requests for comment/Universal Code of Conduct enforcement draft guidelines User:Civvi (WMF)
Wikidata d:Wikidata talk:Universal Code of Conduct consultation User:YKo (WMF)
Korean Wikipedia w:ko:위키백과토론:보편적 행동 강령 User:YKo (WMF)
Indonesian Wikipedia w:id:Wikipedia:Permohonan pendapat/Pelaksanaan Kode Etik Universal User:RamzyM (WMF)
Russian Wikipedia ru:Википедия:Форум/Архив/Новости/2021/08#УКП - Обзор проекта руководства по обеспечению правоприменения User:Mehman (WMF)
Swedish Wikipedia w:sv:Wikipedia:Bybrunnen#Universal_Code_of_Conduct/Enforcement_draft_guidelines_review User:DBarthel (WMF)
Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia w:no:Wikipedia:Tinget#Universal_Code_of_Conduct/Enforcement User:DBarthel (WMF)
Polish Wikipedia pl:Wikipedia:Kawiarenka/Zasady#Powszechne Zasady Postępowania – Zasady Egzekwowania – Dyskusja User:MNadzikiewicz (WMF)
Spanish Wikipedia w:es:Wikipedia:Código de Conducta Universal User:Oscar . (WMF)

Phase 2 global consultations[edit]

Phase 2 of the UCoC project began with local language consultations. These were facilitated discussions with target language communities in discussion channels and platforms frequented by each of those communities. A comprehensive summary of these consultations was released in April 2021.

As our movement grows, community voices are needed to help shape the pathways to enforcing the UCoC that address the diverse needs of individual communities. The project team encourages communities to regularly share their experiences, ideas, and learnings with behavioral policies here on Meta, in consultations and discussions, or via email.

Discussions regarding the UCoC continue to take place on Meta-Wiki:

Phase 2 local language consultations[edit]

Local language consultations for Phase 2 of the UCoC project were held from late January to early March 2021. They discussed how to enforce the UCoC with 11 target language communities in discussion channels and platforms frequented by each of those communities. (Please refer to the FAQ for how the target language communities were selected.) The discussions were facilitated by Foundation contractors. The findings of individual language outreach are at:

Phase 2 community discussions[edit]

For community discussions starting from April 2021, please look here.

Phase 1[edit]

Phase 1 local language consultations[edit]

The initial 2020 consultations lasted 3 months and involved 19 language communities. They sought to better understand the working atmosphere of communities across the Wikimedia movement.

Phase 1 community discussions[edit]

Please add any missing links to past discussions at individual Wikimedia projects related to the UCoC.

Dutch Wikipedia
English Wikipedia

Phase 1 feedback on enforcement pathways[edit]