Bulletin 9: Online code of conduct
This is the first of three Bulletins which we plan in relatively quick succession where the RR will benefit from your opinion. Your opinions are so important that we plan to have three small prizes for each Bulletin, one for the most helpful comment and two drawn out of a hat from those who have submitted their opinion.
The three areas are:

1. Code of conduct;
2. Confidentiality;
3. How helpful is the internet during lockdown?

The original RR code of conduct was determined way back in 2012-13 and republished in the RR in 2018. The first three items are as follows:
• I will treat all Members, Support Team members and visitors with courtesy and respect.
• I will not enter the building under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
• I will not shout or use foul or abusive language.

Before we closed the doors at the end of March:
1. some grumpy people, mainly Member-volunteers didn’t treat others with courtesy and respect. Because we like them, we excused their bad behaviour.
2. some Members entered the building affected by alcohol or marijuana. Because we liked them, we excused their bad behaviour.
3. Some angry Members shouted and used foul or abusive language. Because we liked them, we excused their bad behaviour.

Members have now complained to the support team that just because we like all our Members, we shouldn’t excuse bad behaviour. Tell us if you agree with this or not and we will enter you into the draw.

So, a question is: if we don’t allow bad behaviour what do we do about it? Give us your thought and we will enter you into the draw again. Previously when behaviour has been atrocious, we have barred a person for two weeks. Is this a fair punishment for the three above bullet points, or too long or too short? Give us your thought and we will enter you into the draw again. Yes, you could have three tickets in the hat when the draw is made.
Because we like all our Member, we should not excuse bad behaviour.

I agree / I disagree

If we don’t allow bad behaviour what do we do about it? My idea is as follows:

Two weeks barring is:

too long / about right / too short.
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