A community member has filed a report, substantiated by documentation, against grant recipient Carlos Melgar.
Discord name: carlosjmelgar
Reported violation: Intentional doxxing
Enforcement type: Suspension
As outlined in the Code of Conduct, the Token House must vote to suspend grant recipients that are reported to have committed severe violations, which include intentional doxxing.
The below is adapted from a community member’s report. It has been anonymized and edited slightly for understandability.
I was nominated as a badgeholder in the public on the forum. carlosjmelgar proceeded to question my nomination, after providing a detailed and respectful response, he continued to push doing it in a way that exposed personal information that it’s not public and spreading lies with no proof, which by the code of conduct is a severe violation as it’s a form of harassment and doxxing. He isn’t only doxxing myself is doxxing my husband who also doesn’t have this information public.
The reporter included a forum post documenting the doxxing as well as a screenshot of conversations substantiating the above claims. We have not reproduced them here to protect the reporter’s identity.
If the Token House approves a vote for suspension, the grant recipient will be suspended from Discord and Discourse and any sort of interaction within the community for a period of three months. A “Yes” vote indicates that you believe a severe violation of the code of conduct has occurred and the grant recipient should be suspended.
If a vote for suspension is not approved by the Token House, the grant recipient will remain active in the community without interruption.
According to the procedures outlined in the Code of Conduct, the reported violation is a severe violation, which is enforced via a Code of Conduct Violation proposal. These proposals may only be submitted by the Foundation and, therefore, will automatically move to a vote. The Foundation’s role in Code of Conduct enforcement is purely administrative. Since a report was filed with supporting evidence, a Token House vote on the matter must occur in Special Voting Cycle #16a, as outlined in the most recent version of the Operating Manual.
In the future, delegates will not be asked to vote on Code of Conduct Violation proposals, unless they pertain to grant misusage or Security Council members. In Season 5, the Code of Conduct Council(s) will process these reports with optimistic approval. More details can be found in the Code of Conduct Council post.