Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Peter Weller <welp@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] ML changes
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 20:06:37
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] ML changes by Mike Doty
1 On Thu, 12 Jul 2007 13:24:32 -0700
2 Mike Doty <kingtaco@g.o> wrote:
4 > All-
5 >
6 [..snip..]
7 >
8 > We're voting on this next council meeting so if you have input, now
9 > would be the time.
10 >
11 > --taco
13 Eeer, I think this is one of the most idiotic ideas I've heard since
14 I started using Gentoo.
16 As I've seen before in various projects, a blacklist is *much* easier
17 to maintain than a whitelist, it makes *much* more sense to get a team
18 of people (not necessarily developers?) to moderate the Mailing Lists,
19 to a standard, complete, set of rules - was the CoC complete when the
20 Proctors started? Could this be why the idea didn't work originally?
22 A Mailing List should be treated like the forums and IRC, those who
23 misbehave get a warning. Then if they continue, a ban. They had their
24 chance, they fucked up, sod them.
26 And now there's people polluting the Mailing List with the freakin'
27 weather in what seems to be some form of a protest to the ML changes.
28 This is stupid. Don't make the changes. Make a complete set of rules for
29 moderation, appoint a suitable team of developers (and users?) to
30 moderate the mailing list, make sure that they've had experience in
31 moderation. Pick moderators from various timezones to ensure a timely
32 stop to any potential flamewars. Teach the people using the mailing
33 list that there is NO excuse for misbehaviour. A ban is a ban, you
34 can't get around it. No bribing high-up council members or devrel
35 members to get you unbanned. This will bring about a fall in the
36 system. The moderators should get the final word, end of. Keep
37 discussions *technical*, attempt not to bring personal differences into
38 the public. Take it off-list, just as you would PM someone on the
39 forums or IRC. It's the same thing.
41 Anyway, those are just my 2 cents.
43 welp


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