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Re: Should mailing list bans be published?

On Sun, Oct 27, 2013 at 12:46:07PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 05:27:25PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> > Bart Martens wrote:
> > > I suggest we keep things civil, with respect for the persons involved.  It's
> > > really not up to Debian to harm someone's reputation, and that could reflect
> > > bad on Debian's reputation.
> > > Approaches I could support :
> > > - post the bans with reasons on debian-private
> > > - or maintain a list of bans with reasons in a text file on a Debian machine
> > >   where DDs can read this info.
> > Simply obfuscating the name on the list of banned users (or not posting
> > any names at all, only links to the posts that led to the ban) would
> > eliminate most reputational damage. Ie, random searches for that
> > person would not turn up a high pagerank debian.org page listing their
> > youthful indiscretions.
> > Using eg "J. Hess" would probably be fine in most cases.
> This also seems like a good compromise to me.  Do the other folks who object
> to publishing information that could damage the poster's reputation (e.g.,
> Bart, Ingo) think this is ok?

Publishing the bans with links to the posts that led to the bans, means that
the names are published with the bans, because the names are on the posts.


Bart Martens

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