All please find @zooko medium post’s here:
I asked Zooko to please move his posts regarding serious allegations against other cryptocurrency projects and project leaders for two reasons:
The forums Code of Conduct clearly states that personal attacks are not allowed.
I have no way of verifying the validity of the claims and do not want to risk Zcash Foundation (who owns these forums) having liability for leaving such claims up.
I personally want to thank Zooko for his understanding in this matter and for moving the posts to a different venue.
I also want to note this comment made by Zooko in the previous thread:
It’s worth considering whether this is an example of how an adversarial actor or organization of actors who know what the rules are can intentionally exploit the rules, for example making sure that one or more of their members retain the ability to participate as apparently members-in-good-standing, but that posts calling them out would be excluded due to the (entirely good and well-justified) rule against “personal attacks”.
This is a relevant point to which I do not have a good answer to.
I strive to remain neutral when making any Moderation decisions, referring to the CoC as the guideline. However I acknowledge there can be cases where members are strictly “following the rules” but may not have Zcashs best interests in mind.
As I mentioned in the other thread:
Forum members have to break the forums rules to be banned, it’s as simple as that. If the bar for banning people is not behavior on this forum, but behavior on other platforms then we run into he-said she-said they-said with no way for us to verify claims. For example just the other day people were calling for FireiceUK to be banned because they felt they were a “scammer”, if there is no actual bar like the Code of Conduct that ECC and ZFND have in place than it’s a whatever I or someone at ZF feels.
It is extremely important to me that this forum remains a inviting place where Zcash members can discuss, agree and disagree with each other in a respectable, safe and inviting atmosphere. And the best way I know of to do that is to strive to maintain a clear set of expectations for all members.
Please feel free to call me out if I’m messing something up in a thread, here, or via DM.
Please feel free to use the Meta category to make topics regarding or questioning any moderation decisions made, or if you have suggestions for how the forum could be better.