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Re: Forum and list management

On Wed, 2006-09-13 at 09:04 -0700, Chris Travers wrote:
> 1)  How should we react to someone  who behaves the way the good
> Nigerian
Namibian, I believe.

> Obviously we want to ban him (I won't go into why I think Dieter
> allows him to post).
> 2)  How do we do this in a way that is sufficiently transparent
> Ideally, banning someone from  list ought to be a serious matter.
> Removing posts ought to be done carefully and with some agreement
> among the moderators.    I don't mind having the Ubuntu code of
> conduct, but it will be helpful if there was also a strong commitment
> to transparency on the part of the moderators.
Um, doesn't my suggestion address your concerns?

>         > - Never delete anything, but
>         > - Move items immediately:
>         >   - If its a forum message, to a forum called 'Censored' or
>         'Open
>         > Slather' or 'Flames' or whatever. That way possibly valuable
>         info is not 
>         > lost, no-one can complain too much about being shut out, but
>         flame wars
>         > get collected into one place away from all the rest of the
>         good topic
>         > matter, and those wishing to continue them don't impact
>         those wishing to 
>         > not read them.