CoC-compatible Community Builds


Thank you for the eligibility clarifications.

If a similar issue comes up in the future, what can we expect going forward with regards to these questions:

  1. If references are made to CoC violations or incompatibility (which implies violations), what level of documentation can we expect?
  2. If a project is removed “for cause”, what paths will be available going forward for reconciliation and possible readmission?

I agree with

But think now core is to be able to close this/threads quickly, thinking at runtime.

Against all sort of presences.

I.e. I thought this was a meta discourse.


John refuses to answer the question about Seth:

Because: “happy to answer more, but not in a venue or a way that stokes the fires”

Which I (private opinion) read in John speech as “no dude, I didn’t, otherwise I could say”.

Thus, no matter how I appreciate Seth’s work, I can not trust his intend towards ZIO.

That is a biggie, and it looks like it is swept under the carpet, I gather so we can let go of scalaz ?

At this moment, having observed all communications today in this thread.

I’m sorry, but we need to keep this open.

Why did Seth not wait till ZIO was split of and only then remove scalaz with CoC violation.

Perhaps @SethTisue can apologise for his commit openly without one-on-one talk with John.

That would currently satisfy me to close the thread.

You all are doing a step in the right direction, but as @tpolecat personal opinion predicted:

It’s not sufficient to make it a purely positive step though, hence this thread cannot yet be closed.


Please do not blame the rudeness of people on autistic folks. Being on the spectrum is neither a cause of nor an excuse for poor behaviour. In my experience, autistic folks are in fact much more aware of their difficulty in certain aspects on communication, and are even more polite and understanding for that reason. Being autistic is certainly not a cause of excessive ego, thinking you’re superior to everyone else, or extreme snark or vitriol.

If someone’s behaviour is harming others in the community, they need to change that behaviour. Full stop. They need to learn to fix their behaviour, or cannot participate in the community. And the person in question has had plenty of time to fix their behaviour, with an apparently lack of results.

No; it is good to stop and prevent verbal (or any other type of) abuse. Abusive behaviour MUST NOT be tolerated. Whether or not some people manage to create good from abuse they’ve received, that abuse is bad and unacceptable.


I am not sure why you think adding speculation about secret harm, grudges, and/or misdeeds when specifically told that stoking fires is to be avoided.

I strongly encourage you to re-evaluate why you are posting this. I anticipate that a majority of posters will reject accidental or intended attempts to get them inflamed, but I still can’t see how this is supposed to be helpful.

The parties involved are highly competent. I trust them to say something if something needs to be said at this point. (As they did when this whole thing started.)


I was making an analogy. Not studying a particular kind of cognitive deficit doesn’t mean it’s not there; not finding a physical or biological correlate of a cognitive deficit doesn’t mean there isn’t one. (Of existing deficits, it would be more along the sociopath axis than the autism one.)

I agree that abusive behavior should be strongly discouraged and steps should be taken to reduce and if at all possible eliminate it. However, it’s not terribly hard to engage in revenge for abuse that is itself abusive, or to engage in revenge for unwelcome behavior that isn’t really abusive, and so on. Reacting with the strength italic bold caps may therefore cause more mistreatment than it solves.

(However, this seems pretty off-topic.)

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I’d recommended you stop making that analogy.

Among other issues, the autism spectrum describes a set of atypical behavioral characteristics, and describing it as a “cognitive deficiency” is to grossly oversimplify an outdated understanding of how an autist’s brain works.


I also think we’re on a slippery slope here. Let’s stay on the level of discussing fact, requests, ideas, welcome and un-welcome actions and behaviors.


I understand, and see the results of that as the natural process of learning by experience. I’ll further refrain from participation, though I will probably analyse past and future postings on this thread for the rest of my life. You are all amazingly competent people.


I would also recommend that I stop, but not for the reason you state; it’s getting really far off-topic, and was a hypothetical answer to a hypothetical explanation for unwelcome behavior.

As a point of language usage, atypical behaviors that deviate from those required for typical interactions and/or tasks are, in clinical and research settings, labeled “deficits”, and things implemented by the brain (as opposed to, say, muscle) are labeled “cognitive”. But this isn’t the place to discuss either the underlying neurobiology and behavioral science, or the sociology of how to talk about such things esp. in a non-clinical setting to avoid stigmatism and bias, etc…

The bottom line for this discussion is just that whether or not there are developmental factors that result in it being hard for some people to avoid being unpleasant in certain contexts (e.g. online), people still have a great deal of control over their actions, and regardless, we still need to meet the goal of having a sufficiently pleasant environment. So we should be understanding that people are diverse in many ways (including pleasantness) while still being firm in establishing norms that are conducive to productive interactions within the Scala community.

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That’s the kind of attitude that resulted in introverts being labeled “cognitively deficit” or simply outright defective for the better part of a century.

Starting any discussion of behavioral norms by falsely implying a considerable portion of the community are defective is not productive.

It doesn’t make much sense to continue to argue about what level of abuse we’re willing to tolerate, because we won’t have a framework for hashing out the details of how the CoC will be implemented until we get some sort of answer to these questions:


That’s not what’s going on here, but feel free to contact me in private if you have further concerns.


Thank you Everyone for your comments, opinions, time and effort. In light of Martin Odersky’s blog post, we would like to invite you to continue the conversation in the new thread, where we propose to discuss in a more structured way in order to get actionable feedback going forward.

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