Re: Should mailing list bans be published?
On Sun, 27 Oct 2013, Boris Pek wrote:
> > What do the rest of you think?
> +1 for publishing the facts of bans and their reasons in a public mailing list.
> Only with one correction which have been well described by Rhonda:
> >> - It provides a reference point for newcomers to the Debian community to
> >> judge their actions by, to understand what kinds of things will get them
> >> banned from participation (although I expect few of the people who need
> >> such guidance will actually take advantage of it...)
> > People who goe by judging what action might get them banned are usually
> > those who try to *abuse* the rules and avoid banning instead of those
> > who would really like to go well with the community. Taking "advantage
> > of it" already transports somehow a feeling of it might get abused.
> By the way, how many bans we are talking about? Just few digits for estimating
> the scale of problem... For example, how many people (or email addresses) were
> banned this year or last year? How many mailing lists were affected?
Maybe ~2-3 bans a year. Banning is usually the last action I/we take and we
only use it if we really have to.