Present: Xiacheu, Bob, Christina, L-bob, Inky, Lugnut, Diane12, James, Melanie, PattyA, Confused, Tom, Camille, Krispian, Espo, Toni,

The meeting was brought to order at 10:22pm. due to technical difficulties with the Chair's ISP.

The Agenda was read and approved.

The Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

The Treasurer's report was read and approved.

Motion to Collect email addresses of all the operators to be used for contact in case of emergency. Addresses to be collected by the Secretary and not shared with others outside of officers of SLAA.. Motion passed.

James was voted in as a new Operator.

Melanie was voted in as a new Operator.

Motion to Open formal meetings 7days per week for the12 noon, 4:30pm and 10pm slots. Motion passed.

Motion to Change guidelines to read:

1.
On the original behavior guidelines the third paragraph down where it starts like this ( note the red text)
In maintaining the safety of our room, we endeavor to follow the SLAA © Twelve Traditions. Since our room is open 24/7, however, when a person if found to be in clear violation of our behavior guidelines, we find that issuing a warning and subsequently "ban(s)" is necessary to provide for the safety of our other members that may arrive - especially newcomers in the room when there is not an operator available to handle problem resolution. We are also hosted by StarLink-IRC.Org, so we need to be mindful of their concerns, as well.

We would like to change what is in red above to say this instead ( We find that issuing a warning, which may subsequently lead up to a ban if necessary is sometimes needed to provide safety to all of our members)
We would also like to modify #14 of the behavior guideline which currently states

14. Remaining in a room while not at your computer for long periods can under certain circumstances be considered an invasion of privacy. If an operator considers this a problem, you might be kicked or temporarily kicked/banned for a short period. This is, however, rare. It would typically occur if a member has been idle (away from keyboard) for more than 90-minutes and a meeting is about to start or between meetings if a member is sharing a very personal story.
We would like to change what is in red above to say this instead
Remaining in a room while not at your computer for long periods can under certain circumstances be considered an invasion of privacy. If an operator considers this a problem, you might be kicked for a short period, but can rejoin the room at anytime upon returning to your computer.. It would typically occur if a member has been idle (away from keyboard) for more than 90-minutes and a meeting is about to start or between meetings if a member is sharing a very personal story. ( We think that banning a person for being idle is to harsh , especially when it is mostly done unintentionally)


Then we would like to modify this list of steps to discipline procedures. The current one looks like this (in red text below).


If inappropriate behavior is reported, what action will occur?
A) Offenders breaching the behaviors outline be directly confronted in pm
B) If offenses continue, they are asked to come over to slaa2 with another Op
C) If still continued, then "one day" bans are enforced *
D) If after the ban there are more than 2 "one day" bans in a period of one month, one week bans are enforced
We would like to change these above steps to what is written below:
A) Offender breaching the behavior guidelines need to be directly confronted in pm by and op or officer and issued a warning ( logging is allowed in this situation)
B) If the offender continues de-voice them for a period of time up to a period of 10 minutes maximum, and post a written verbal warning in the main room
C) If the behavior continues kick them from the room with another written verbal warning in the main room
D) If the offender continues to breach the behavior guidelines after all the above actions have been taken, they are to be asked to come over to slaa2 with a minimum of two other ops or officers and confronted. They need to be told they had been warned and are now going to get a one day ban, and then issue a one day ban. A one day ban may be issued twice, and then a one week ban is put in place. After a one week ban a one month ban may be issued if needed. Two officers must be present in slaa2 upon the issue of a one week ban or more. Make sure to always report any ban in an email to slaaonline@yahoo and send any logs as well.
E) When a persons ban is expired an email needs to be sent to all ops and officers informing them that the ban on the individual is up. This will prevent any conflicts or misunderstandings in the room.
F) If a person is found to be evading a ban, then and only then should channels become involved.

When an Operator should go to Channels:
When a person is found or suspected to be evading a ban or a G -line set by Channels
When a person becomes violent or threatening in the room
When an Op is having trouble with technical issues
For anything having to do with C-Star commands
When the room gets out of hand and beyond the control of an Operator, after the Operator has tried to handle the situation first.
This motion was tabled.

Motion to Allow all persons subjected to a multi-day ban to defend themselves in front of the officers, who may at their discretion remove the ban. Motion passed.

Meeting adjourned 12:09


Submitted from a log of the meeting by: Curtis