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Re: Conflict escalation and discipline

Colin Watson - 19.04.18, 01:42:
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 09:28:44PM +0200, Martin Steigerwald wrote:
> > Did I get this right that you think that a person can be a problem
> > that possibly would have to be removed from the project?
> > 
> > If so I heavily disagree with that.
> It's an action the project has had to take a few times before, and
> it's probably worthwhile for that sort of inevitably very stressful
> situation to take advantage of the judgement of several experienced
> mediators (or whatever term we end up with) to decide whether it's in
> fact the right course of action.

I agree that this can be the case.

Like in the countries we live in. There are behaviors that justify 
putting a person into prison at least temporarily to make it impossible 
for the person to do it again.

> > I think its crucial to make a clear distinction between the behavior
> > of a person and the person him/herself.
> This is indeed very true and important to keep in mind, but it doesn't
> mean that the project or its members should have to tolerate abusive
> behaviour indefinitely.
> I mean, if your main point is that we should describe the behaviour as
> the problem rather than the person, then that seems like a laudable
> practice.  Just let's not kid ourselves that every situation can be
> resolved without exclusionary measures.

Yes, that was my intention here.


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