I love that this thread can be pointed to as proof enough that lines is a bright warm light.
imo, the code of conduct is a clear thing to point to if an account needs terminated but it’s also an opportunity to make our values clear. a few folks have already said that they’d feel more welcome with the closing statement than without it, so that’s a signal (to me) to include it. it’s definitely wordy, but I think the words either resonate positively for those who need to see them or as a ‘cool, yeah, I get it’ to those who don’t.
trolls will troll, regardless. but I want to make sure we shine that light as far as it can reach.
does something like this acknowledge the (understandable) points made by others, without negating your perspectives?:
The lines moderators are committed to the respectful treatment of all community members, regardless of their identity. lines has room to grow, but our starting points are: class, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, immigration status, political ideology, race, sex, sexual orientation and religious, non-religious, or spiritual beliefs.
edit: does a less specific / more direct option still feel protective?
lines is an inclusive community. its moderators are committed to the respectful treatment of all community members. hate speech or other targeted incivility is not tolerated.