User:Slowking4/Gender Gap & civility

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"decline will continue based on organizational culture, until an investment is made to shift the culture."


Gender gap strategy 2013: Audiences/Allies/Stakeholders
Gender gap strategy
In the Gender Gap strategy there was a call for Allies training.


  • Why Trolls Start Flame Wars: Swearing and Name-Calling Shut Down the Ability to Think and Focus [2]
  • Survey: Online trolls are 'everyday sadists' [3]
  • Men Play a Key Role in Helping Women in Tech [4]

Prevailing attitudes[edit]

  • How to Spot – and Defeat – Disruption on the Internet [5]
  1. Start a partisan divide-and-conquer fight
  2. Pretend it’s hopeless because we’ll be squashed if we try.
  3. Demand complete, fool-proof and guaranteed solutions
  4. Suggest extreme, over-the-top, counter-productive solutions
  5. Pretend that alternative media are untrustworthy
  6. Coordinate with a couple of others to “shout down”
  7. Use an army of sock puppets.
  8. Censor social media
  9. “unforeseeable” and that “no could have known”
  10. “conspiracy theory”.
  11. Become incredulous and indignant
  12. Use a straw man.
  13. Hit and Run
  14. Question motives
  15. Associate opponent charges with old news
  • while, organizing and ally building is less satisfying than fighting, i would suggest that we want to shape the conflict on terrain of our choosing. battle ground, and ANI, and Arbcom is the terrain of the disruptors.
  1. united we stand
  2. the power of the wiki is never hopeless
  3. produce small incremental solutions that can be iterated
  4. reinforce success & fail faster
  5. trust but verify
  6. Coordinate to insist upon civility
  7. Use an army of sock puppets.
  8. use social media to organize
  9. foresee the predictable behaviors
  10. counter conspiracy with cabal
  11. Become measured and calm
  12. Use real man examples.
  13. stand and deliver
  14. ignore motives, question actions and results
  15. learn old news as history, pattern of behavior


Action plan[edit]

  • organize
  • find allies Allies training
  • label bad behavior
  • do good work
  • route around obstructions
  • We want to create circles of civility, while we cannot depend on the WMF to maintain a "no asshole zone", we can build a civility zone among ourselves. we can build tactics to respond to incivility.
  • by creating circles that are civilly supporting, they can then change the larger community by building a new consensus; build the circle, expand the circle, maintain the circle
  • we can train Ambassadors that will mentor newbies, and respond on their behalf, when incivility occurs.
  • we can train allies to intervene on behalf of the hounded, negative feedback to bad behavior, and validate, and reinforce good behavior.