On Monday 02 July 2007 10:03, MJ Ray wrote: > No. On that, I sympathise with Josip Rodin's views in > http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2007/06/msg00244.html > that it's not a role listmasters have been wanting or expecting. > I think we need to do something else. For example, list-admins. > > I do have grave concerns about installing an all-powerful soc-ctte > that carries big sticks, while leaving vacuums at these lower levels. I don't think it has to be that way. IMO the solution is to make sure that the soc-ctte has both big _and_ little sticks. Why not let the soc-ctte have the ability to request listmasters to set and revoke certain measures against certain people? That would mean that we do not have an uncontrolled growth of smallish teams all dealing with social issues for individual mailing lists, but rather have the judgement about issues in one place. That would also have the advantage that one body will follow the development of issues from an early stage, instead of getting dragged in late. The main issues I, as former listmaster, had with having the listmasters do sanctions, are: - the listmasters have never really been given that authority be the project and using it would probably have resulted in flamewars about such sanctions instead of people responding to the warning such a sanction is intended to send - it takes a significant amount of time to investigate the background of such requests and that is just not why I originally signed up as a listmaster; current listmaster team is a 'technical infrastructure' team rather than a community management team  - it is never optimal have both the judging of issues and the implementing of measures with the same people I am fairly confident that listmasters would be willing to set filters and such if there was a separate body authorized by the project to mediate and intervene in social issues. Cheers, FJP  Which IMO is in line with the general purpose of the Debian mailing lists, whose primary function is to enable collaboration rather than creating a community.
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