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I couldn't find a linking policy, so I went ahead and added the Con Anti-Harassment Project as a possible resource in a new section. Karen Healey.

I suspect the policy is "we'll develop a linking policy when we need one". So thanks, that's good to have. Thayvian 01:05, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Unacceptable content in speech

Regarding Women-friendly_events#Reacting_to_inappropriate_content, this seems like good advice but I am wondering how chairs should be advised to intervene in the case of speech, e.g. an offcolour joke. The speech of presentations is often much less prepared than the slides (it may not be clear if any comment was a consciously prepared one or an off-the-cuff one).

This page is somewhat oriented towards men speakers and organisers making sure men and women audience members are comfortable. I am going to chair a miniconf at LCA and I don't know that I would feel comfortable intervening in any speaker's talk unless they were grossly offensive. I mean you invite or accept speakers because you respect them and think they have some wisdom to impart... Cutting off someone's talk part way is obviously a very confrontational act.

I do not seriously think my speakers will present any such problems, but it is nice to be mentally prepared just in case. Any suggestions? --Pfctdayelise 03:41, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

What about talks about porn?

I was at the O'Reilly Velocity conference a few months back and gave an Ignite talk that was surrounded by talks about porn. One was about using porn as a way to encourage people to switch to ipv6, and another was about the challenges of running a big porn data centre. Any suggestions for how to keep this stuff appropriate/non-offensive/??? --Skud 06:28, 2 December 2008 (UTC)