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> So, here is my proposal. I hope it's not the only one.
> creation of a etiquette enforcement group. This group should be a
> subproject of devrel, but should not be made up of devrel members. I
> say this because the actions and powers of this group need to be
> separated from devrel.
Who will lead the group? Also is the enforcer's powers limited purely to
spurs on IRC and mailing lists; i.e. behaviour issues and/or repetitive
patterns still go to devrel for discussion; complaints to Bugzilla, etc?
> - - enforcer sets modes +q troll for #foobar
Devs (well, ops in the channel) have always had this capability; nothing
new. Also address problem of enforcer himself being an ass on IRC/MLs,
what happens then; we don't want a "that guy did it and he's reponsible
for good behaviour so I can do it too" happening...
> 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.
... making sure that said person is informed of the ban, otherwise it
might be useless and have no effect.
> 1. any and every action that the enforcer uses to enforce etiquette
> needs to be immediately and publicly documented. as a start I recommend
> sending a email to gentoo-devrel ML. This includes full logs/archive
gentoo-devrel isn't a database for etiquette violations given that it's
archived all over the place. You need a more appropriate place.
> 4. if an enforcer has effected a ban on a person/group and the subject
> was a time sensitive topic, then the enforcer is obligated to relay
> messages verbatim from the person/group for the duration of the ban.
Topic such as? And if it's verbatim what's the point of the ban?
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