Re: It's time for some new steps (was: [Welcome to the "Ietf-honest" mailing list])

Dave CROCKER <dhc2@dcrocker.net> Tue, 10 February 2009 17:25 UTC

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Subject: Re: It's time for some new steps (was: [Welcome to the "Ietf-honest" mailing list])
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Scott Brim wrote:
> I see your point, but does it warrant a perpetual irrevocable ban on
> all interactions?  


Scott,

When someone demonstrates a permanent pattern of disruptive behavior, with no 
counter-balancing pattern of useful contribution, their presence is purely a 
distraction.  Ignoring a distraction is preferable, but some distractions cannot 
be reasonably ignored; they force themselves on us.

They constantly cost us wasteful effort; in the aggregate -- over time, and 
across the community -- quite a lot of effort.

Such folk warrant banning.  Permanently and completely.

d/

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   Dave Crocker
   Brandenburg InternetWorking
   bbiw.net