Re: Should mailing list bans be published?
On Sun, Oct 27, 2013 at 08:54:30AM +0100, Enrico Zini wrote:
> I'm in favour of not posting names but links to the posts that led to
> the ban. That it solves the problem of google-shaming is welcome, but
> marginal to me. The most important thing to me in doing that, is that we
> make it clear that "we banned you from the list for what you did",
> instead of "we banned you from the list for what you are".
> That subtle distinction in the message is very important to me, because
> it makes the distinction from a community where I'm judged for what I
> am, to a community where I'm judged for what I do.
> In the former, the incentive is to do as little public activity as
> possible, because it might turn into stigma. Places that work in that
> way see very little involvement from me.
> In the latter, I'm happy to participate and take my chances, because I
> know that if I screw up I can learn something from my mistakes, grow up
> and do better next time.
I like this idea.