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Re: Why the "social contract" should not be endorsed

From: Mike Gerwitz
Subject: Re: Why the "social contract" should not be endorsed
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2020 22:25:24 -0500
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On Sun, Feb 23, 2020 at 08:50:44 -0800, Kaz Kylheku (gnu-misc-discuss) wrote:
> On 2020-02-22 19:38, Mike Gerwitz wrote:
>> On Sat, Feb 22, 2020 at 20:48:43 +0100, Andreas Enge wrote:
>>> On Sat, Feb 22, 2020 at 10:26:22AM -0800, Kaz Kylheku (gnu-misc-discuss)
>>> wrote:
>>>> On 2020-02-22 01:22, Andreas Enge wrote:
>>>> > And another ad-hominem attack. Can you substantiate the claim of us
>>>> > being
>>>> > powermongers?
>>>> "Enforcement", "Ban", "Correction", "Warning" ....
>>>> You are sick.
>>> Could I kindly ask for this person to be put on moderation? I find it
>>> difficult to interpret the last statement as anything but a gratuitous
>>> insult
>>> (following a message that was not even directed at them). Notice that
>>> there
>>> is a pattern of overly aggressive messages by Kaz Kylheku.
>> I think we can handle this without having to resort to blocking a
>> person's messages.
>> Kaz, please avoid use of subjective terms like "powermonger" and focus
> Everything you see here has passed moderation.
> If you don't think I should be able to include quotes of someone
> else's text that contains "powermonger", take it up with the moderator.

I'm very sorry---I meant to reply to the "you are sick".  I was
considering multiple moderation messages at once and they somehow got

I am one of the moderators on this list.

> I think that is useful for communication within projects themselves.
> I don't think that should be blindly followed in a self-defeating way
> by remaining meek when the project is under attack.

The guidelines do not say "be kind unless ...".

Mike Gerwitz

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