I want to tell y'all something I love about #fosstodon.
We're small (<1000 weekly users), but we have a *huge* team of moderators: https://hub.fosstodon.org/about/the-team There are six of us—more than the team a mastodon.social!
That means that we pretty much always have *somebody* around to moderate.
It also means that no one person speaks for the whole instance. We have a whole team devoted to enforcing our CoC. We might not always agree, but we're all working to make #fosstodon welcoming for everyone
@codesections kev has made it quite clear that he is not, in fact, working to make fosstodon welcoming for everyone. Kick him out or shut up.
I disagree with many statements Kev has made in his *personal* capacity. But I also see him—and others—working hard to keep the site running well.
And my broader point is that, since there are six of us, you don't *need* to agree with any one person to be safe and welcome
@codesections a person who disagrees with your own code of conduct is not fit to moderate in accordance with that code of conduct.
Kev's statements make it clear that he doesn't buy into your code of conduct.
If you have him on your mod team at all, you have demonstrated your priorities, and I cannot trust you.
@codesections furthermore, those statements were from his main account, weren't they? How is anyone supposed to tell that they were "personal"?
@LogicalDash @codesections he never made any specific mention of it being in his capacity as admin, didn't say anything about this affecting the admin/moderation of the instance, and he put it behind a CW. If you want to claim that we can't tell it was personal, then I claim just as much evidence that we can't tell it was an admin toot.
Also I fail to see how he is disagreeing with the COC. He was stating an opinion about other people's behaviour.
Trolling or insulting/derogatory comments
Public or private oppressive language or actions
Telling someone their opinions on their oppression don't matter is itself oppressive; people consider particular forms of language to be oppressive; Kev thinks that doesn't matter; therefore Kev is being oppressive.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!