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From "Noel J. Bergman" <n...@devtech.com>
Subject RE: At what point do you unsubscribe/deny a misbehaving user?
Date Sat, 17 Dec 2005 02:07:17 GMT
Jean T. Anderson wrote:

> derby-user@db.apache.org has been grappling with someone who delights in
> belittling other posters on the list.

> The topic was raised on women@ (see the thread starting with
>
http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-women/200511.mbox/%3c4371355F.9
0508@debrunners.com%3e

Another good starting point would seem to be
http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-women/200511.mbox/%3c4371566A.6
080108@bristowhill.com%3e, but I'd really like to see URLs to some of the
messages to which you are responding.

> I think it's more appropriate for this list.

Probably.

> if he does another personal attack on someone, I'd like to deny
> his ability to post for the following reasons

You can add his e-mail address to the deny list, but it can be hard to
really block someone, since they can get another address (or spoof one).

> 1) Am I being too protective of the user community?

Probably not.  If users are complaining, there is an issue.

> 2) Have any other projects found a need to deny the ability for somebody
> to post?

Rarely.  Really really rarely.

	--- Noel


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