[ExI] Meta: Any bans should be announced publicly

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Jun 11 09:05:50 UTC 2007

On Sun, Jun 10, 2007 at 04:29:20PM -0700, Jef Allbright wrote:

> It was stated on the WTA-talk list that an individual was recently
> banned from that list and from Extropy-chat at about the same time,

As I alrady said, this is incorrect. I've unsubscribed Slawomir from
wta-talk, but I did not ban him (banning means being prevented from
resubscription). He was never banned neither unsubscribed (in fact,
he resubscribed yesterday) from extropy-chat. 

> apparently without any public notice.  While I support the practice of

The problem with public notices is that this defies the purpose
of improving the signal/noise ratio. 

> banning for suitable cause, I think it is important that any such
> action be performed with public awareness.

I can do that in META: messages in future, assuming this doesn't
result in a chain of recriminations flying back and forth.

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