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On Wed, Jan 15, 2003 at 10:38:59AM +1100, Brian May wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 12, 2003 at 07:52:09PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > On Sun, Jan 12, 2003 at 04:01:22AM -0600, Adam Heath wrote:
> > > Yes, I too have considerd adding him to the exclusion list.
> > 
> > Please do.  It's no good having a policy forbidding abuse of the BTS if
> > there are no penalties for infractions.
> Punish people who make honest mistakes?

"Honest mistakes"?

* He did a mass-filing without prior permission in, I think, 2001 to try
  and get a lot of packages to add the "-z combreloc" to their linker
* He did a mass-filing without prior permission in December 2001 to try
  to persuade the maintainers of several SDL-dependent packages to break
  their linkage.

This is (at least) his third offense in the mass-filing department.  He
has been reproached -- sometimes vehemently -- each time he has done it.

> Not the Debian I want to be associated with.

*shrug*  Might as well repeal the rule about mass-filings, then.  If
Jack Howarth isn't a textbook case of deliberate refusal to comply with
a known policy, I don't know who is.

G. Branden Robinson                |      A fundamentalist is someone who
Debian GNU/Linux                   |      hates sin more than he loves
branden@debian.org                 |      virtue.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |      -- John H. Schaar

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