On Sun, Mar 07, 2004 at 06:34:23PM -0500, David Nusinow wrote:
On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 12:22:44PM +1300, Mike Beattie wrote:Matt, I hate to burst your bubble, but IRC is not real life, and in the grand scheme of things it really doesn't matter - we do not control what people say or do. We cannot, and we will not.That's absurd. People get kicked and banned for obvious trolling, crapflooding, and racist remarks. We can and we do control what people say or do, and we can do better.
Sounds pretty fascist to me. Spamming/crapflooding is grounds for a ban, but for the other things, sometimes people need to blow off steam. Debian is apolitical, so it should not be making political judgements on its official IRC channels. If someone makes legally actionable threats on the channel, that should be dealt with by kicking, banning, and notifying the appropriate authorities. Anything else should be dealt with through community censure and leading by example, not by banishment. Jonathan -- Address: 13685 Hilton Road, Surrey, BC V3R5J8 (Canada) Contact: 604-951-4142 (between 7am and 10pm, PST) Website: http://reactor-core.org
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