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On Thu, 18 May 2006 14:41:03 -0500
Mike Doty <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The flamewars on public communication channels is out of hand. it's
> having an negative effect in many parts of gentoo, even those that are
> not directly affected by the said war. This is something that urgently
> needs to be addressed.
I agree. Your suggestion is great!
> Sometimes people need a bigger kick in the ass though, which is where a
> short term ban helps. When I say a short term ban, I mean 30-90
> minutes. it allows everyone to cool off without them using bad judgment
> and popping back in. I do similar enforcement in #-amd64 and it works
> very well.
A short term ban is a good idea, it lets people know they did something wrong without interrupting their development work. May I suggest that it only be a ban on sending mail to the list, not recieving it. It would be a pain for someone who was banned to have to search through the archives to find all of the messages within a specific time window.
> This still doesn't address repeat offenders and people who troll for
> sport. It's possible that the short term bans will work, but that is
> something that we will only find out with experience.
I guess you could log every ban, then come up with a formula for finding repeat offenders (X number of bans in Y days will get devrel knocking on your door).