Question about values in the code of conduct and Main page in WE

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Alison posted the following on the main WE list:

In our work on the WikiEducator Code of Conduct, we noticed an inconsistency and would like your feedback on how to proceed.

The current draft of the code begins with an introduction which includes the statement:

"This code of conduct is rooted in a value system. Wikieducators value:

       diversity, freedom, innovation, transparency, equality, inclusivity, empowerment, human dignity, wellbeing and sustainability[1]." 

These values were chosen as they are listed in the background section of the Open Community Governance Policy (Draft 2).

The inconsistency arises because the WikiEducator Main Page also lists values. The version on the Main Page is structured quite differently (4 bullet point statements). In my opinion the two versions are quite similar in content and intent. The difference is in the structure of the text.

I much prefer the list of values, shown above, to the bulleted statements provided on the main page and am writing to suggest that WE revise the main page to use this list of values (first proposed in 2007 and approved by the WikiEducator Community Council on 15 May 2010).

Thoughts from Wayne:

Procedurally the approved Open Community Governance Policy would take precedence above the version on the Main Ppage. The values on the Main Page pre-dated the policy discussions and have not been updated to reflect these changes

I'm supportive of your suggestion to update the main page accordingly.

Mackiwg (talk)15:31, 9 March 2011

Good idea to copy this post onto WE for the record. Thanks. I'll wait a bit more to give people a chance to comment. If noone has issue with the change, which is probably the case, I will go ahead with the revision. As the values statement is included on the main page via a template, I think I will source the value statement on the template page, only. Straight clean text is probably best for display on the main page.

Let me know if there is anything else I should be aware of in making the change.


ASnieckus (talk)15:18, 10 March 2011

Thanks Alison.

Yes, edit {{Frontpage values}}.

To ensure nothing is lost, I have created a separate page: WikiEducator:Values (feel free to enhance it :-).

KTucker (talk)00:03, 11 March 2011

Good idea to create a place for documenting the values. I used this page as a "for more information" resource on the template page.


ASnieckus (talk)12:36, 12 March 2011

Excellent! Thanks.

KTucker (talk)13:52, 12 March 2011