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[ga] Re: Fwd: [At-Large] Respectful Online Communication and Behavior

  • To: Joe Baptista <baptista@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, GA <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Jeff Williams <jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Danny Younger <dannyyounger@xxxxxxxxx>, debbie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: [ga] Re: Fwd: [At-Large] Respectful Online Communication and Behavior
  • From: Hugh Dierker <hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 08:55:44 -0700 (PDT)

Joe I think this is really a swell idea. The more polite we must be the more 
justification for not being open and transparent. When my wife says something 
hurtful and mean to me -- she justifies by saying "it is just the truth". Damn, 
I cannot beat that logic and usually upon reflection I can find something to 
change to be a better -- whatever.  If she had just been sweet I probably would 
not have reevaluated, for the better.
I found this. Yes I know the source is beneath "important consideration amoung 
us elite"
but I am trying hard to break that bad habit of judging others by the place 
they hold or words they use.
VIP Dr. Eric

--- On Tue, 5/12/09, Joe Baptista <baptista@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Joe Baptista <baptista@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Fwd: [At-Large] Respectful Online Communication and Behavior
To: "Hugh Dierker" <hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 7:02 AM

Hugh - even the ombudsman is playing the game.  This started at the GA - an now 
look how far it has gotten.

joe baptista

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Denise Michel <denise.michel@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, May 11, 2009 at 7:41 PM
Subject: [At-Large] Respectful Online Communication and Behavior
To: Avri Doria <avri@xxxxxxx>, "Gomes, Chuck" <cgomes@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Chris 
Disspain <ceo@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Louis Lee <louie@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Cheryl Langdon-Orr 
<cheryl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Steve Crocker <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, jun@xxxxxxxxxx, 
Janis Karklins <janis.karklins@xxxxxxxxx>, "council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx" 
<council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, liaison6c <liaison6c@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, ccNSO Council 
<ccnso-council@xxxxxxxxx>, At-Large Worldwide <at-large@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "policy@xxxxxxxxx" <policy@xxxxxxxxx>, Frank Fowlie <frank.fowlie@xxxxxxxxx>

Dear ICANN Community Leaders and Members:

ICANN's Ombudsman, Frank Fowlie, recently posted a web page on Respectful
Online Communication and Behavior:
<http://icann.org/ombudsman/respectful-communication-en.htm>.  This page
emphasizes the importance of respectful communication in ICANN, particularly
in this phase of its development as an international organization:

"Members of the community are asked to bear in mind that fellow community
members, volunteers, stakeholders, and staff members are all deserving of
considerate treatment.  Members of the community are asked to bear in mind
that the diversity of thought, and diversity of participants, in this unique
- bottom up - consensus driven - multilingual and multicultural organization
is ICANN’s strength."

ICANN's Standard of Behaviour also can be found on this page, and is
included below for easy reference.

I know some community leaders are discussing how to further encourage and
enforce these standards within their community.  Please don't hesitate to
contact ICANN Staff if there is anything we can do to assist with this


Denise Michel
ICANN Vice President
Policy Development


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Committee councils undertake to:

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Treat all members of the ICANN community equally, irrespective of
nationality, gender, racial or ethnic origin, religion or beliefs,
disability, age, or sexual orientation; members of the ICANN community
should treat each other with civility both face to face and online.

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