Channel Moderators and Moderation Guidelines
- Are servants of the community.
- Are exemplars and stewards of community standards and improvement.
- Demonstrate the ability to influence others positively.
- Can demonstrate regular and consistent channel activity.
- Can demonstrate understanding of freenode and its channel/network services.
- Exercise the principle of least punitive action commensurate with issue/behaviour
Where it makes sense: remind > ask > warn > quiet > ban (where > means better-than and/or before).
- Least punitive action assumes credible, good-faith actors. It does not include obvious spamming, disruptive or abusive behaviour.
- Use +o as a last resort. Use chanserv/bot commands where available, unless doing so is less transparent (who did what).
- Do not idle with +o. Drop +o as soon as it is no longer required.
- Provide reasons/rationale with all actions
- Comment on the action in the moderators/moderation channel
- All bans/quiets must be timed (use !btset with eir)
- All actions are timely, reasonable and appropriate.
- If unsure of a situation or course of action, ask publicly in #freebsd-irc, or privately in #freebsd-ops)
- What (all channels, local/some channels, what access (flags/templates), etc)
- Trial (Period)