Thanks for opening up this conversation @Martin. I believe this is a question of purpose, values, and context, and without wishing to over-simplify, that list is possibly in reverse order of relevance here. But let’s take it in that order.
What is the purpose of Ethereum World?
Well, without requiring any current or future participant to read anything much at all, the clue is very much in the name. The social network is dedicated to all things Ethereum, and therefore open to anyone with an interest in Ethereum. Does the post in question relate in any way to Ethereum, no.
But being a social network inviting participants to bring their ‘whole selves’, and us all being human, we don’t ever just stay on topic. So then we come to the difference between, say, raving about the new Harry Styles album and sharing a photo of scantily clad J-Pop star.
A (human) community may be defined as a group of individuals who share mutual concern for one another’s welfare. Members of a community have other things in common including a set of values and social norms (enacted values) that may often be left largely unsaid in long-term non-digital community because we learn the ‘rules’ by observing and emulating, but usually need to be made explicit in new digital community because everyone is new around here.
Ethereum World expresses those values as a code of conduct (behaviours), and these in turn emanate from the AKASHA Foundation’s values if only because the key participants around here at the moment are also AKASHA team members. This will evolve.
Every community is a network. Not every network is a community, and equally a network may encompass multiple communities.
Ethereum World is a network and it is a singular community right now given its nascency, or more precisely it has the aspiration for community. The conversation we’re having right here right now is part and parcel of that formative process. With scale, Ethereum World will host multiple communities and participants will gravitate to just the one or a few or very many.
Is the photograph here counter to those values. Well, we’ve been clear that the AKASHA team isn’t pro- or anti- anything so long as it’s legal, but there remains a time and a place, which is a common saying referring to …
If a community coalescing around Ethereum also wishes to explore model railways, Zen poetry, or J-Pop babes, then go for your life. Establish the context (channel) and learn, inform, enjoy. Context is king.
But post something that is obviously out of context and likely to fall into a context that not every participant would embrace, then you should expect other participants to moderate this behaviour. In my humble opinion.
That moderating behaviour could be to, effectively, invite the participant to more their posting to a more appropriate community, or move it for them. This side of the Ethereum World network hosting multiple communities, we have less choice. In this instance, the only option is delisting the post and inviting the participant who posted it to the conversation here.