Reasons for hall monitoring
kevin.kofler at chello.at
Tue May 4 21:10:39 UTC 2010
Seth Vidal wrote:
> * Hall monitors are allowed to send 'thread closure' posts to
> aggressive or problematic mailing list threads to curtail issues before
> they become serious enough to warrant an official warning. When this is
> done the subject line of the message will be prefixed with
> [HALL-MONITORED] and a link to this wiki page is included in the message.
This vague paragraph can be abused to justify censoring pretty much
Thank you for pointing out yet another undemocratic policy passed by one of
our committees (in this case the Board) against the wishes of a large part
of our community, restricting the usage of a mailing list for its very
purpose: discussion. You can arbitrarily censor any discussion you don't
like without even giving a reason.
That's all I'm going to add to this subthread.
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