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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject [OT] Re: [fileupload] - Question about uploading additional files other than the ones in the form?
Date Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:24:59 GMT
On 08/09/2014 18:06, Dave Newton wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 7, 2014 at 12:55 PM, Mark Thomas <> wrote:
>> [...] banned from the Tomcat users mailing list [...]
> Is there official Apache precedence for this? I tried that on the S2 list
> and it didn't take.

Technically, unsub them from user@ and sub them to user-deny@. If that
doesn't work, contact infra.

There isn't an official position on how to handle this sort of issue as
far as I know. It is left to the community to decide.

I've seen it happen a few times. In each case the banned person ignored
repeated requests both privately and publicly to correct their
behaviour, they were warned would would happen if they continued, they
continued so the community banned them.

In theory you could have a moderator get all dictatorial and start
banning people for trivial stuff. In that case I'd expect the community
to step in and deal with the moderator.

Unless the community got very disfunctional, I don't see the board
getting involved at all. I will say in all the cases I am aware of the
project did include a note in their next board report as it was viewed
as an unusual enough action to highlight to the board. The board
response in all cases was "Fine. Carry on."

If you have a determined troll then blocking them from the mailing list
is unlikely to be effective. On the other hand, blocking an idiot takes
less effort than creating a new e-mail account and subscribing to the
mailing list so that is a game I'm happy to play if necessary.



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