[admin] Re: [uf-discuss] inappropriate behaviour (was: Discussion of public domain declaration template usage)

Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Thu Aug 2 10:03:36 PDT 2007

On Aug 1, 2007, at 1:02 PM, Andy Mabbett wrote:

> In message <sTsRdnHwr9pGFwfF at pigsonthewing.org.uk>, Andy Mabbett
> <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> writes
>>> Frankly Andy, due to your use of the {{subst}} method, you have  
>>> now added
>>> additional time cost to determining if any page *you* edit in  
>>> particular is
>>> consistently in the public domain or not with respect to all  
>>> other public
>>> domain contributors.
>> Frankly, Tantek, that's bullshit.
> I have just received an e-mail, from Frances Berriman, subject   
> "Warning
> of inappropriate behaviour on mf-discuss", citing the above  
> exchange of
> 26 July, in:
>   <http://microformats.org/discuss/mail/microformats-discuss/2007- 
> July/010261.html>
> and telling me that:
>         Such an outburst (sic) requires (sic) a warning that if you
>         cannot contribute with respect and in an appropriate tone  
> on the
>         mailing list, you will receive a cooling off ban.
> Perhaps Ms Berriman isn't familiar with British English vernacular
> (which would be odd, I understand she lives here), but "Rubbish,
> nonsense" is in the Oxford English Dictionary, and means "rubbish,
> nonsense". In any case, that was no "outburst"; but a considered  
> and apt
> description of the comment to which I was responding; and I stand  
> by it.

The microformats admins have decided to ban Andy Mabbet from this  
community (both email lists and wiki) for one week, due to continued  
failure to adhere to the "be nice" guideline [1] after a private  

[1] http://microformats.org/wiki/mailing-lists#Be_nice

Scott Reynen

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