Posted on February 24, 2017
Applying Trustroots values
This is the Trustroots vision statement:
“A world that encourages trust and adventure.”
These are a couple of the rules on trustroots.org
- Be friendly and know when to stop messaging someone.
- Be yourself, helpful, kind, responsible and respectful of others.
Behaviour that is not respectful, is rude, aggressive, or discriminatory, does not belong on Trustroots.
First member ban
To that end, Trustroots banned a member today for the first time. The decision wasn’t taken lightly, but it was taken quickly. We received a report, discussed with both members involved, and ultimately felt that one member was clearly behaving outwith the Trustroots spirit.
We hope that over time we can build features that reward respectful behaviour, and disincentivise the opposite. It looks like the network is reaching the size where trust features are becoming increasingly important. We hope to experiment with some innovative ideas in that space over the next year.