Christopher Franquiz asked to be let in to our OG closed group. i looked at his profile, saw friends, saw he is local, didn't see much Occupy concerns, but didn't see any spam indicators or violations of our agreements. i did see signs of sales, nothing unusual, not enough to exclude him. i also saw signs of sexism. That's not actually against our agreements unless he brings it abusively into our group, yet i didn't feel right just inflicting him on the rest of us, just in case, nor fully excluding him, either, so i wrote him thie below message:
Hello Christopher. Please tell us a little about yourself, and why you want to be a member at Occupy Gainesville. Then we can give you membership in our Facebook group. Please be advised that our Group is a safe space. We hope to keep it safe for you, so we will not let anybody call you names, post anything that abuses you or your kind, or try to sell you anything. We also keep it a safe space for others, including women, queers, people of color, poor folks, and folks without homes. You will also be expected to keep our space safe for them, not call them names, post anything that abuses them or their kind, or try to sell them anything. OK? Looking forward to hearing from you.
-Zot, one of the admins for Occupy Gainesville.
Similar findings with Cheryl Laurenti, sent identical (but for name) note content.