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Re: address@hidden is premoderated

From: Florian Weimer
Subject: Re: address@hidden is premoderated
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 20:30:18 +0100

* Alfred M. Szmidt:

>    > I placed the list on moderation to help with cooling down heated
>    > discussions. It is entirely within the normal bounds of list
>    > management to use moderation.
>    It's actually very unusual to see this on technical/FOSS lists.  Some
>    communities have secret and not-so-secret bans for individual users,
>    but switching entire lists to pre-moderation is not something that
>    I've seen often, not even during periods of intense conflict.
> It is even more unusual for GNU lists, we have always eskewed
> moderation.

Instead the list membership is controlled, and sometimes the lists
themselves are kept secret.  I don't think that's an improvement.  And
it's also highly unusual.

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