Board of Directors Meeting 20170415
Special Board Meeting.
Requested by Ken Purcell 4/6/2017, confirmed by Erik Smith.
2017-04-15 14:00, Dallas Makerspace conference room
Rescind Walter Anderson's Talk ban (Erik Smith on behalf of Ken Purcell)
Problem: Ban of Walter Anderson from the Talk forums is problematic for someone running as candidate for the Board of Directors of DMS. A continued ban can result in claims of interfering with this campaign.
Solution: Remove the ban of Walter Anderson from the Talk forums.
==Minutes== <pre> DALLAS MAKER SPACE BOARD OF DIRECTOR'S SPECIAL MEETING : April 15, 2017 MEETING CALLED TO ORDER 14:09 ==== IN ATTENDANCE - Erik Smith - Ken Purcell - Luke Olson - Alex Rhodes - Robert Davidson ==== Agenda 2.1 Rescind Walter Anderson's Talk ban (Erik Smith on behalf of Ken Purcell) - AS WRITTEN: "Remove the ban of Walter Anderson from the Talk forums." - DISCUSSION - Stan: Moderators are working on a draft moderation policy. A General idea is that mods will not handle their own flags. Chris Marlowe still working on it. - Alex: Generally mods cannot act on their own content; still have not seen a draft; regular user flag counts towards masking, mod flag will not count. - Stan: Not aware of policy release planned until end of month - Adam: As PR chair, feel that we need a place with open discussion but also more moderated. What are the odds that we cna shove some of the flame wars to Discord (or Talk) and use other platform as public-facing. - Robert: Hangouts/Discord are more action-oriented and Space management rather than general discussion. - Stan: Also moving Infra/Logi to a members-only status. - Lisa: Hoping to finalize rules by today, but not ready yet. We have a good start on the rules. Expect to be done in about a week. - Luke: All I care about is the gist of the rules. - Repliminary discipline guidelines for Talk: - First offence: Mod team will create thread in admin forum to discuss; takes 3 mod votes in favor to send a warning; countdown time to affirm; 12 months no other action by user, warning expires - Second offence: Temp Talk block [2 weeks]; simple majority; posted publically on Talk - Third offense: Referred to BoD as formal complaint; simple majority - Illegal content: Immediate report to law enforcement - Appeals: In person meeting w/ mod team to discuss - Lisa: Willing to work with BoD/membership on rules, but intend for them to be at Infra's discretion - Alex: Ultimately Talk should be a positive place for discussions and information - a DMS resource or tool - MOTION: "Instruct Infrastructure Commitee to unblock Walter Anderson on Talk until the conclusion of the next BoD meeting (4/24/2017 22:00)" - Proposed By: Erik - Seconded By: Ken - 4 in favor, Alex abstains, motion passes MEETING ADJOURNED 14:51