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

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Tue Aug 21 11:54:21 PDT 2007

In message <636C8D59-C3BA-48B3-9C39-778A5C9B47C9 at randomchaos.com>, Scott
Reynen <scott at randomchaos.com> writes

>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
>> of inappropriate behaviour on mf-discuss", citing the above
>>exchange of
>> 26 July, in:
>>   <http://microformats.org/discuss/mail/microformats-discuss/2007-
>> 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

I'm not sure who he is, but the post cited was mine, and I was blocked
from editing or posting. This after:

In message
<e86992a40708020202h228ca3ecibb289ce9a37e286b at mail.gmail.com>, Frances
Berriman <fberriman at gmail.com> writes

>If you feel that your response wasn't out of order, okay - feel free to
>say so

What was I saying, about there being:

        the impression that microformats fora are being run by an
        unelected cabal, using arbitrary, personal interpretations of
        vague and unwritten "rules", applied with no sense of

Andy Mabbett

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