Post by The Dank Ass Communes on Jun 5, 2020 2:08:00 GMT
One of the duties of the mod team is to enforce the DSA's behavior and conduct laws and rules onto all users of our Discord server and while much of the laws and rules fairly straightforward, there is one thing which is currently too nebulous to enforce. The Extraordinary Misconduct clause in the charter lists "arguing in bad faith" as a major offense against the DSA. However, there has not been any clear interpretation or ruling as to what that even means and without this we are unable to enforce this conduct and behavioral rule. So I am requesting a review by the court, just two questions really.
1. What does bad faith behavior mean and entail? What is the spirit of this law according to the court?
2. How should one approach punitive measures for bad faith behavior?
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Bad faith behaviour is an easy term to define. To sum up, it is the actions taken by individuals that is consciously acting duplicitously, for instance where the actor acts as if they want to cooperate or assist, when in reality they have no intention of doing so. Examples include listening to someone's complaints with no intention of taking them seriously, offering advice that is known by the advisor to be false or purposefully misleading, or accepting assignments when having to intention of completing them.
2. How should one approach punitive measures to bad faith behavior? Shall all cases be treated the same or no?
The difficulty of Bad Faith lies in the detecting of it. Unfortunately we cannot read minds, and intentions can only be gleaned from the actions surrounding the perpetrator. This means that all cases must be dealt with seperately, with a large amount of investigation and thought prior to any judgement, as there will be no black-and-white chance of knowing if someone acted in bad faith. The punishments will thus be ushered in on a case-by-case basis. I recommend any judgement is reviewed by the full board of Justices, including the Minister of Justice and all Court Clerks. Due to the possibilty of Bad Faith being particularly damaging to the DSA, I also recommend that, should the Minister of Justice or High Judge agree, they may be permanently removed from the DSA, and the Discord administrator may permanently remove them from the Discord, should such a solution be necessary.
Upon the authority of the Stonerose Throne, servant to the people.