these CoCs are a load of unnecessary drama
Perhaps they serve a useful purpose. Give the idiots something to argue incessantly, while the rest of us get on with our work.
If the hot air is filling your developer forum, you may want to exercise a little diplomacy. Give them a new forum, and make it clear that's where Really Important Things happen. Or create your own new forum, with a name that makes it look a bit too specialist for them.