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Re: Should mailing list bans be published?

Steve Langasek writes ("Should mailing list bans be published?"):
> I think we should publish them, for several reasons:

I agree wholeheartedly.

Also, to expand on this:

>  - It casts sunlight on the kinds of decisions that the listmasters are
>    making WRT bans, so that we collectively have oversight of these
>    decisions and can ensure our principles are being applied fairly and
>    consistently.

Publishing the bans gives us the opportunity to congratulate or
castigate the listmasters (in private!) for their action.  This will
give the listmasters much better feedback on their thresholds and
criteria for disciplinary action.

For example, it would be much easier to write to the listmasters and
say "thanks for acting; I would have preferred it if you could have
stepped in sooner".


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