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House rules #9
Here are some proposed house rules. I think that most of this represents existing broad lower-case-c-consensus. Highlights:
"Failure to depart when instructed in this way is a serious offense." I've thought about this line a lot. I don't know if it can be improved, but there are scenarios that warrant a more lenient interpretation of failing to depart:
I'm not saying the person shouldn't be expected to leave at earliest convenience. I'm just saying, let's make sure we don't over-enforce the policy and ignore mitigating circumstances.
What do you mean by sickness or injury? The mobility issue is something we would need to contact the landlord about ASAP and we should have that as a thing.
What do you mean by sickness or injury? If someone got injured at the space and are using it as a hospice or whatever, I don't think we are one so we shouldn't allow that.
As for the unsafe in travelling, that is resolvable by leaving at a time you feel it is safe out or having someone else help you get to a point in the city where you feel safe or calling a cab perhaps. I think we need to come up with a better solution for this one. It is a problematic thing.
@setient I'm bringing up issues related to enforcement.
I'm saying, when we write down that we consider something a "serious offense", let's not -- when we discuss individual situations -- ignore mitigating circumstances. Let's not use what's written as trigger excuses to demonize people.
What do I mean by sickness or injury? Some people have mobility issues (previous injury). Some people have narcolepsy. Chronic conditions exist that don't necessitate accusations of "using NB as a hospice".
You may say, "well, don't get into those circumstances." Then all you're doing is injecting more privilege for the able-bodied into the world.
Please remember that the individual asked to leave may not actually be at fault; they may only have just been accused of something, or gotten into a heated misunderstanding.
We expect anyone to leave who has been asked to leave (I will do so every time!). Failure to do so needs to be evaluated carefully, not cause for an instant black mark. That's all I'm saying here.