Proposal for ML conduct

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at
Thu May 14 21:55:12 UTC 2009

On Thu, 14 May 2009, Paul W. Frields wrote:

> On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 01:29:28PM -0700, Jesse Keating wrote:
> > On Thu, 2009-05-14 at 14:46 -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > > The Board will warn violators of our
> >
> > Crap, I missed this during the meeting.  The person(s) tasked with
> > monitoring the list will be the one to issue the warning and execute the
> > moderation.  They will be doing so on the board's behalf, but we won't
> > require the board be notified in advance of every warning issued.
> Not that you needed a +1, but yes, that's my recollection too.  This
> comes from our meeting minutes; we can incorporate that change:
> * * *
> To resolve this, the Board appoints one or more Board members or other
> Board-approved volunteers to monitor Fedora Project mailing lists.
> The delegated monitors will warn violators of our "Be excellent to
> each other" policy in the form of a one-day list moderation (with
> notice to the poster).  Messages not allowed through will be returned
> to the poster with explanation as to why they were not allowed.  If
> after one day of moderation, the violation continues, the case will be
> brought to the Board for further action, which could include permanent
> moderation, complete removal from the project, or other remedies.
>   Being excellent to each other == No personal attacks, profanity
>   directed at people or groups, serious threats of violence, or other
>   things seen by the monitor as to be purposefully disrespectful.
> * * *

<just going on record>

Opression sucks.
Censorship sucks.
Board members spending their time on jerk patrol sucks.

I know I'm pointing out problems and not solutions, I apologize for that.

</just going on record>


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