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 <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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