Currently members of the PHP community are considering adopting a code of conduct, this discussion is taking place on Internals, while a parallel conversation takes place on reddit. It largely seems to mirror the conversations we've seen roll through many communities over the past few years.
My opinion on these things has evolved over time. The implementation of some of the codes of conduct leaves me feeling wary, I could be accused of something, and be ejected and shunned by people with no background in investigation, or an ability to raise a defense. BUT that’s not what we’re seeing out there today. What we are seeing right now is a group of people we very much need involved in our communities being harassed, abused, and chased away by a few assholes. We need to attack the problems we have now first, in the future if we have new problems we can revise.
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