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Disengagement v.1.0

Purpose

  • Prioritize having feuding parties disengage before conflict escalates.

  • Allow users the agency to choose who they interact with on Raddle. If a user is feeling targeted/harassed, they need a way to participate without encountering them.

  • Protect the community from toxic, reactive squabbles that hamper fair and constructive discussions


Policy: A socially enforced "disengagement" agreement.

tl;dr: If two parties are engaged in a toxic feud, harassment, or targeted trolling: an agreement to "disengage" between the parties may be proposed by either party or members of the community. Think of it like the forum equivalent of a peace treaty between warring factions, or when more extreme/broadened a 'restraining order'.

What does it mean to "disengage"?

Users cannot respond to each other's posts or comments in the forum that adopts this measure.

If circumstances require it, the disengagement agreement should broaden to include:

  • No linking to each other's comments or posts.
  • No baiting them in the comments section by talking about them with other users.
  • No involvement in public votes about the other user.
  • No making threads or memes etc about the other user.
  • No roping other people into the conflict to fight on their behalf.
  • No spreading rumors.

A disengagement will become valid if:

  1. A user no longer wants to interact with another user by messaging a forum mod OR
  2. Feuding parties are creating a toxic atmosphere for others, and the community votes that they disengage (i.e. a cool-off/timed disengagement)

If one or both parties violate the agreement:

  • A temporary ban to allow for a cool-off period, OR
  • A permanent ban from the subforum if the behavior persists.

The disengagement can be removed if:

  1. The specified time of the agreement expires
  2. Parties agree to participate in good faith going forward
  3. Parties agree to participate through /f/mediation

Any subforum can adopt this policy.


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## Purpose

* Prioritize having feuding parties disengage before conflict escalates.

* Allow users the agency to choose who they interact with on Raddle. If a user is feeling targeted/harassed, they need a way to participate without encountering them. 

* Protect the community from toxic, reactive squabbles that hamper fair and constructive discussions
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## Policy: A socially enforced "disengagement" agreement.  

tl;dr: If two parties are engaged in a toxic feud, harassment, or targeted trolling: an agreement to "disengage" between the parties may be proposed by either party or members of the community. Think of it like the forum equivalent of a peace treaty between warring factions, or when more extreme/broadened a 'restraining order'. 

### What does it mean to "disengage"?
Users cannot respond to each other's posts or comments in the forum that adopts this measure. 

If circumstances require it, the disengagement agreement should broaden to include: 
 * No linking to each other's comments or posts. 
* No baiting them in the comments section by talking about them with other users. 
 * No involvement in public votes about the other user. 
 * No making threads or memes etc about the other user. 
  * No roping other people into the conflict to fight on their behalf. 
   * No spreading rumors. 

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### A disengagement will become valid if:
1. A user no longer wants to interact with another user by messaging a forum mod OR
2. Feuding parties are creating a toxic atmosphere for others, and the community votes that they disengage (i.e. a cool-off/timed disengagement) 

### If one or both parties violate the agreement:
* A temporary ban to allow for a cool-off period, OR
 * A permanent ban from the subforum if the behavior persists. 

### The disengagement can be removed if:
1. The specified time of the agreement expires 
2. Parties agree to participate in good faith going forward
3. Parties agree to participate through /f/mediation


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Any subforum can adopt this policy.