2020 Incident Reports – Details and Results

The Community Team receives incident reports via the incident report form, dedicated email address, and sometimes through direct reports in person or on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

The incident report response procedure is detailed here. This is the process that’s currently followed when a complaint is sent to report@wordcamp.org or via the incident report form.

In 2020, a total of 2 reports were received.

Here are descriptions of the type of reports received in 2020, the method of reporting, and the action taken after investigation into each report.

Report 1

Date reported: February 2020
Reporting Method: Direct email to trusted deputiesDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. followed by sending email into report@wordcamp.org
Description: Verbal harassment, toxic behavior
Outcome: Investigated report and gathered additional witness accounts. Report is on hold till further notice.

Report 2

Date reported: December 2020
Reporting Method: Direct email to trusted deputies followed by sending email into report@wordcamp.org
Description: Sexual harassment, blackmail
Outcome: This is still under active investigation 

Edited January 29, 2021 to remove specific dates following recommendations made in the comments.

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