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Re: Voting on messages: a way to resolve the mailing list problems


        So, are there going to be guide;lines for this voting on emails?
 On /.,  when one moderates, there are clear labels: troll, off-topic,
 flamebait, etc. When we put in voting, would there be some guidelines
 for what is or is not acceptable criteria for disapproving a message?

        Can people disapprove if a message is
 - they disagree with the message?
 - the author is french?
 - The author's sexual orientation displeases them?
 - the author is male?

        If there are such guidelines, will there be consequences to
 wilful and prolonged  abuse of moderation guidelines? Is there going to
 be meta moderation? 

        I would have considered that these would fall under "common
 sense" or "people are not insane" clauses, but I have recently heard
 people on IRC professing that since they were not asked to accept the
 constitution, just hte SC and the DFSG, they do not feel bound by
 constitutional mandates, and thus can do whatever they want in their
 activities in Debian.  I am scared that we might have arrived at the
 point that unless there are strong guidelines and policies laid out
 about voting, this mechanism is likely to be abused as well.

A fool and his money are soon popular.
Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>  
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