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Re: Should mailing list bans be published?

On Sat, 2013-10-26 at 10:46 -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Was discussing with one of the listmasters (Alexander Wirt) on IRC today
> about mailing list bans, because it turns out that someone I was just about
> to ask the listmasters to ban from debian-devel had just been blocked in
> response to a request from someone else.
> This led to a philosophical debate about whether bans should be made public.
> Alexander expressed concern that having them published could be harmful to a
> person's reputation, since employers will google your name and see that
> you've been banned from a large project such as Debian.
> I think we should publish them, for several reasons:

I agree with your reasons.


Ben Hutchings
Editing code like this is akin to sticking plasters on the bleeding stump
of a severed limb. - me, 29 June 1999

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