Loomio
Sun 29 Jul 2018

Standing "Jury"/"Referee" Group

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Matthew Cropp Public Seen by 330

The community working group recently approved the formation of a body of members to which instance moderators can receive guidance for reports that they feel are ambiguous or that they otherwise can't act. We'll use this thread for discussions of this group, and the language that was approved by the Community Working Group may be read below:

> "I propose the creation of a “Standing Jury” that will be empowered to decide moderation situations and reports brought forward to it by the Community Operations Team that monitors social.coop spaces, so that situations can be processed by a trusted and formally empowered group without needing to involve the wider membership in every case.
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>The jury shall consist of seven (7) members who will serve a six (6) month term from the date of their election. The members will be volunteers drawn from the general membership Loomio group via a check poll, and will be elected via approval voting (vote for as many or few candidates as you like) with secret ballot.
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>The Jury will do its work in a Loomio sub-group with privacy setting at secret to preserve the privacy of its deliberations, and if a member of the Jury is the subject of the deliberations, that individual shall recuse themselves from the group for the duration of that case."

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Matthew Cropp started a check Sun 29 Jul 2018

Call for Volunteers for the Social.coop "Standing Jury" (or "Referee Group") Closed Sat 4 Aug 2018

Outcome
by Matthew Cropp Tue 7 Aug 2018

Thanks to everyone who responded! We have 11 volunteers for the 7 seats, so I will post the ballot tonight, which will be open for voting for 6 days... :)

The Community Working group recently approved the formation of a 7-member body for a 6-month term with the task of providing guidance to the folks doing the moderation work for social.coop. If you are interested in being a candidate for that role, please vote 'yes' in this poll and include your social.coop instance handle in your vote comment.

This poll will be open for 6 days, and will be followed by an election. The language approved by the Community Working Group is as follows:

>I propose the creation of a “Standing Jury” that will be empowered to decide moderation situations and reports brought forward to it by the Community Operations Team that monitors social.coop spaces, so that situations can be processed by a trusted and formally empowered group without needing to involve the wider membership in every case.
>
> The jury shall consist of seven (7) members who will serve a six (6) month term from the date of their election. The members will be volunteers drawn from the general membership Loomio group via a check poll, and will be elected via approval voting (vote for as many or few candidates as you like) with secret ballot.
>
> The Jury will do its work in a Loomio sub-group with privacy setting at secret to preserve the privacy of its deliberations, and if a member of the Jury is the subject of the deliberations, that individual shall recuse themselves from the group for the duration of that case.

12 - Yes
9 - No
MC

Matthew Cropp
No
Sun 29 Jul 2018

I am the ops team person with this role right now, so this body is who I'll be consulting when I hit a situation where additional guidance is needed. :)

GSF

Gil Scott Fitzgerald
Yes
Sun 29 Jul 2018

@gilscottfitzgerald

GIM

G I McGrew
Yes
Sun 29 Jul 2018

I would like to be of help. @thesciencerobot

S

spudboy
Yes
Sun 29 Jul 2018

ASM

Adam S. Margetts Esq.
Yes
Mon 30 Jul 2018

E

eamlc
No
Mon 30 Jul 2018

FHM

Fabián Heredia Montiel
Yes
Mon 30 Jul 2018

@fabianhjr

DDS

Domenico Di Siena
No
Mon 30 Jul 2018

M

mike_hales
No
Mon 30 Jul 2018

Good move, strength to your arm/s

NS

Nathan Schneider
No
Mon 30 Jul 2018

MK

Michele Kipiel
Yes
Tue 31 Jul 2018

Great stuff

MK

Michele Kipiel
Yes
Tue 31 Jul 2018

Great stuff (@Antanicus@social.coop)

DU

[deactivated account]
Yes
Thu 2 Aug 2018

Excellent answer to some of the challenges of moderation. The only suggestion I have is changing the word jury to panel. Jury comes with connotations of judgement and confrontation, when it will in all likelihood be quite a supportive process. @megan

DU

[deactivated account]
Yes
Thu 2 Aug 2018

Excellent answer to some of the challenges of moderation. The only suggestion I have is changing the word jury to panel. Jury comes with a sense of judgement and confrontation, when it will in all likelihood be quite supportive. (@megan@social.coop)

SG

Simon Grant Thu 2 Aug 2018

What I completely agree with is that we don't want to involve a whole user membership in resolving reports of upset caused by acting outside the code of conduct. I also agree that the word "jury" strongly invokes systems of judgement and blame, which is not where I believe is best to start. "Panel" would be OK; also "referee team", as referring to them is what will happen. Could the substantive wording be changed along those lines? Then I would be happy to vote.

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Matthew Cropp Thu 2 Aug 2018

I'm moving the process through this iteration with the passed language, then, if we want to modify it, that may be done as a proposal at the working group level.

NP

Neville Park
No
Thu 2 Aug 2018

NP

Neville Park
Yes
Thu 2 Aug 2018

Yes, I would like this to be a thing, but I do not have the time to serve on the jury myself

DVN

Dave V. ND9JR
Yes
Fri 3 Aug 2018

@ND3JR

ED

emi do
Yes
Fri 3 Aug 2018

ED

emi do
No
Fri 3 Aug 2018

TB

Thomas Beckett
Yes
Fri 3 Aug 2018

Call me the hangin’ juror.

G

Graham
No
Sat 4 Aug 2018

NS

Nick S
No
Sat 4 Aug 2018

SG

Simon Grant
Yes
Sat 4 Aug 2018

@asimong@social.coop aiming to help agree language and terms of reference that are positive, inclusive, restorative and non-judgemental

F

fardog
Yes
Sat 4 Aug 2018

DU

[deactivated account]
No
Sat 4 Aug 2018

I have been so busy with work I haven't been able to devote the time I'd like to this community; I'd better not take on any other responsibilities at the moment. Love that this is happening though.

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Matthew Cropp started a poll Tue 7 Aug 2018

Elect the first social.coop moderation "Standing Jury"! Closed Sun 12 Aug 2018

Outcome
by Matthew Cropp Thu 16 Aug 2018

The highest vote-getters for the "standing jury" group are as follows:
1. 24 - Michele Kipiel
2. 22 - Megen
3. 20 - Fabian Hereidia Montiel
4. 18 - Thomas Beckett
5. 14 - Simon Grant
8. 13 - GI McGrew
8. 13 - Dave V. ND3JR
8. 13 - Gil Scott Fitzgerald

There is 3-way tie for the bottom two slots, which was not provided for in the process. As such, I will form the group with all eight for the moment, unless someone proposes a run-off election in this thread within seven days. In the meantime, I will constitute the group on Loomio and add the chosen eight!

Their term will start today and thereby expire on February 15, 2019.

We have 11 candidates for 7 seats; we are using approval voting, so please vote for as many or as few candidates as you like, and votes will be kept anonymous. Candidates Mastodon handles are included with their names below, and they are encouraged to post about their candidacies and answer questions both on the instance and in this thread.

The elected "jurors" will serve for a six month period from the date of their election, and will serve as a body that the Community Working Group Ops Team can consult with relative to moderation issues.

13 - GI McGrew - @theScienceRobot
11 - Spudboy - @spudboy
3 - Adam S. Margetts - ?
20 - Fabián Heredia Montiel - @fabianhjr
24 - Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
22 - Megan - @megan
13 - Dave V. ND3JR - @ND3JR
18 - Thomas Beckett - @tbeckett
14 - Simon Grant - @asimong
8 - fardog - @fardog
13 - Gil Scott Fitzgerald - @gilscottfitzgerald
👤

Anonymous Tue 7 Aug 2018

Dave V. ND3JR - @ND3JR
Fabián Heredia Montiel - @fabianhjr
Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
GI McGrew - @theScienceRobot
Megan - @megan
👤

Anonymous Tue 7 Aug 2018

Simon Grant - @asimong
Gil Scott Fitzgerald - @gilscottfitzgerald
Fabián Heredia Montiel - @fabianhjr
GI McGrew - @theScienceRobot
Megan - @megan
Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
Dave V. ND3JR - @ND3JR
👤

Anonymous Tue 7 Aug 2018

Megan - @megan
👤

Anonymous Tue 7 Aug 2018

Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
GI McGrew - @theScienceRobot
Spudboy - @spudboy
Thomas Beckett - @tbeckett
Fabián Heredia Montiel - @fabianhjr
Megan - @megan
Gil Scott Fitzgerald - @gilscottfitzgerald
👤

Anonymous Tue 7 Aug 2018

Dave V. ND3JR - @ND3JR
Adam S. Margetts - ?
fardog - @fardog
Gil Scott Fitzgerald - @gilscottfitzgerald
Simon Grant - @asimong
Thomas Beckett - @tbeckett
GI McGrew - @theScienceRobot
Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
Fabián Heredia Montiel - @fabianhjr
Megan - @megan
👤

Anonymous Tue 7 Aug 2018

Gil Scott Fitzgerald - @gilscottfitzgerald
Simon Grant - @asimong
Thomas Beckett - @tbeckett
Dave V. ND3JR - @ND3JR
Megan - @megan
Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
Spudboy - @spudboy
GI McGrew - @theScienceRobot
Fabián Heredia Montiel - @fabianhjr
👤

Anonymous Tue 7 Aug 2018

Simon Grant - @asimong
Thomas Beckett - @tbeckett
Dave V. ND3JR - @ND3JR
Megan - @megan
Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
Spudboy - @spudboy
GI McGrew - @theScienceRobot
👤

Anonymous Tue 7 Aug 2018

Megan - @megan
Simon Grant - @asimong
Fabián Heredia Montiel - @fabianhjr
Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
👤

Anonymous Tue 7 Aug 2018

Gil Scott Fitzgerald - @gilscottfitzgerald
fardog - @fardog
Dave V. ND3JR - @ND3JR
Spudboy - @spudboy
Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
Fabián Heredia Montiel - @fabianhjr
GI McGrew - @theScienceRobot
Simon Grant - @asimong
👤

Anonymous Tue 7 Aug 2018

Simon Grant - @asimong
Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
👤

Anonymous Tue 7 Aug 2018

Simon Grant - @asimong
Thomas Beckett - @tbeckett
Dave V. ND3JR - @ND3JR
Megan - @megan
Fabián Heredia Montiel - @fabianhjr
Spudboy - @spudboy
👤

Anonymous Tue 7 Aug 2018

Fabián Heredia Montiel - @fabianhjr
fardog - @fardog
Dave V. ND3JR - @ND3JR
Thomas Beckett - @tbeckett
Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
👤

Anonymous Wed 8 Aug 2018

GI McGrew - @theScienceRobot
Thomas Beckett - @tbeckett
Megan - @megan
Spudboy - @spudboy
Gil Scott Fitzgerald - @gilscottfitzgerald
Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
Fabián Heredia Montiel - @fabianhjr
👤

Anonymous Wed 8 Aug 2018

Megan - @megan
GI McGrew - @theScienceRobot
Thomas Beckett - @tbeckett
Gil Scott Fitzgerald - @gilscottfitzgerald
Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
Fabián Heredia Montiel - @fabianhjr
Spudboy - @spudboy
👤

Anonymous Wed 8 Aug 2018

Gil Scott Fitzgerald - @gilscottfitzgerald
fardog - @fardog
Simon Grant - @asimong
Thomas Beckett - @tbeckett
Dave V. ND3JR - @ND3JR
Megan - @megan
Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
Fabián Heredia Montiel - @fabianhjr
Adam S. Margetts - ?
Spudboy - @spudboy
GI McGrew - @theScienceRobot
👤

Anonymous Thu 9 Aug 2018

GI McGrew - @theScienceRobot
Spudboy - @spudboy
Adam S. Margetts - ?
Fabián Heredia Montiel - @fabianhjr
Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
Gil Scott Fitzgerald - @gilscottfitzgerald
fardog - @fardog
Simon Grant - @asimong
Dave V. ND3JR - @ND3JR
Thomas Beckett - @tbeckett
👤

Anonymous Thu 9 Aug 2018

Fabián Heredia Montiel - @fabianhjr
👤

Anonymous Thu 9 Aug 2018

Megan - @megan
Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
Fabián Heredia Montiel - @fabianhjr
👤

Anonymous Thu 9 Aug 2018

Thomas Beckett - @tbeckett
Megan - @megan
Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
👤

Anonymous Fri 10 Aug 2018

Gil Scott Fitzgerald - @gilscottfitzgerald
Simon Grant - @asimong
Thomas Beckett - @tbeckett
Megan - @megan
Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
👤

Anonymous Fri 10 Aug 2018

Dave V. ND3JR - @ND3JR
Megan - @megan
Gil Scott Fitzgerald - @gilscottfitzgerald
Thomas Beckett - @tbeckett
Fabián Heredia Montiel - @fabianhjr
Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
👤

Anonymous Fri 10 Aug 2018

GI McGrew - @theScienceRobot
Simon Grant - @asimong
fardog - @fardog
Dave V. ND3JR - @ND3JR
Megan - @megan
Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
Fabián Heredia Montiel - @fabianhjr
👤

Anonymous Sat 11 Aug 2018

Megan - @megan
Spudboy - @spudboy
Simon Grant - @asimong
Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
👤

Anonymous Sat 11 Aug 2018

Gil Scott Fitzgerald - @gilscottfitzgerald
Simon Grant - @asimong
Thomas Beckett - @tbeckett
Megan - @megan
👤

Anonymous Sat 11 Aug 2018

Thomas Beckett - @tbeckett
Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
👤

Anonymous Sat 11 Aug 2018

fardog - @fardog
Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
Fabián Heredia Montiel - @fabianhjr
Megan - @megan
👤

Anonymous Sun 12 Aug 2018

Gil Scott Fitzgerald - @gilscottfitzgerald
fardog - @fardog
Thomas Beckett - @tbeckett
Dave V. ND3JR - @ND3JR
Megan - @megan
Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
Fabián Heredia Montiel - @fabianhjr
Spudboy - @spudboy
GI McGrew - @theScienceRobot
👤

Anonymous Sun 12 Aug 2018

Thomas Beckett - @tbeckett
👤

Anonymous Sun 12 Aug 2018

Fabián Heredia Montiel - @fabianhjr
Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
Dave V. ND3JR - @ND3JR
Thomas Beckett - @tbeckett
Gil Scott Fitzgerald - @gilscottfitzgerald
Megan - @megan
👤

Anonymous Sun 12 Aug 2018

Adam S. Margetts - ?
fardog - @fardog
Simon Grant - @asimong
Thomas Beckett - @tbeckett
GI McGrew - @theScienceRobot
Michele Kipiel - @Antanicus
Fabián Heredia Montiel - @fabianhjr
Megan - @megan