After looking at this whole CoC war and all of the backlash on other tech communities with similar ones, it seems that bringing identity politics into discussions and policy decisions is a major flash point these days.
I think the only way to put out this fire for good is to simply ban any and all content that involves identity politics entirely unless it is revelent to an appropriate question such a programming a field in a database etc. Or on an appropriate SE site. It is extreme but I am certain it would fix a large chunk of the drama going on right now.
Does anyone on here think that a blanket ban on identity politics related content should be enacted unless it is in the context of an appropriate question or on an appropriate SE site?
Note: Some of the things that are considered to be a part of identity politics are: age, body size, disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, nationality, personal appearance, political views, kinks, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.
To explain how the ban would be enforced in theory under the following conditions:
Unconscious slips/revelations of identity by accident will not result in an enforcement action since by definition, an unconscious action is uncontrollable.
If a demand from another user to be treated in a specific way solely due to identity politics is made, the post will be deleted and an enforcement action will be taken. If the request is due to a disability that inhibits the ability for the user to use the site effectively such as a learning disability, then it's ok.
If the post results in a flame war breaking out, it gets deleted or the thread gets locked. If it is discovered that the user making the post expected it to cause a flame war and intended for this to happen, an enforcement action is taken.
If a post is nothing but a complaint of being offended, it gets deleted and an enforcement action is taken.
"Calling out" another user for being offensive will also be a violation and any user found to be doing that will be severely punished.
Retaliation towards another user over an offence towards identity regardless of justification will be considered a violation and a severe enforcement action will be taken.
Using identity politics to appeal an enforcement action or justify violating a rule will be severely punished.
- Using identity politics as an intimidation tactic to get your way or to deflect criticism by "Playing the Victim Card" will be severely punished.
There might be some other too but I don't know.