[OSM-talk] BDFL & Moderation
steve at asklater.com
Wed Aug 11 19:48:47 BST 2010
On Aug 11, 2010, at 12:41 PM, Al Haraka wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 2:26 PM, SteveC <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
>> I plan only to moderate people (for 24 hours) after taking a poll of key people including Andy Allan, Matt Amos, Katie Filbert, Tom Hughes, Emilie Laffray, Frederik Ramm, Ivan Sanchez, Grant Slater and Richard Weait. If you think more than these would be good then let me know. Any moderation will be announced to those people I just mentioned, and not publicly. Why not publicly? On balance, it seems better to not call out individuals publicly which might only make things worse and make them feel more upset, which is not the purpose of a 'cooling off' period. Any one of those people I announce it to could announce it publicly if they want to.
>> I am happy to listen to a different panel, if one constitutes itself. If I have full confidence in said panel, I'll consider handing over the power and stepping back.
> A question in the interest of transparency: will you be publicly
> *documenting* when a person is locked out for a period? I completely
> understand not calling the person out publicly on the list, but will
> you keep a record on the wiki or something (I am not so picky on the
> actual form of documentation) of who in this group voted on locking
> out a particular user and the specific reason? I know, I know, that
> is more s*** people need to do, and really do not want to. I ask
> because I see a need to keep this very transparent to not feed into a
> user's impression that they are being bounced for thinking
> differently, not misbehaving (whether or not I agree, I would like to
> know why).
I agree on the transparency, but like you I'm not sure how to do it thought the way you outline is reasonable. Anyone know how other projects do it? How did subversion do it?
> That is all.
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