[uf-discuss] [admin] Notice of community ban

Steve Robillard s.robillard at snet.net
Thu Oct 18 14:05:02 PDT 2007

It seems we have been here before, and it seems we are making no progress on
the 2 issues presented: Andy's behavior and making the banning process more
Is it time to examine the process to address both of these issues -
especially in light of the fact that banning Andy does not seem to be

Just my 2cents 

-----Original Message-----
From: microformats-discuss-bounces at microformats.org
[mailto:microformats-discuss-bounces at microformats.org] On Behalf Of Drew
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 4:24 PM
To: Microformats Discuss
Subject: [uf-discuss] [admin] Notice of community ban

This is an email regarding Andy Mabbett's recent and persistent negative
conduct within the microformats community. Namely:

* Unpleasant and overly-aggressive communication with members of the
community on both [mf-new] and in private email
* Engaging in wiki edit wars
* Excessive argumentativeness for the sake of debate

These are traits he has been warned about before, and for which has been
previously banned. They are in clear contradiction with the "be nice"
guideline: http://microformats.org/wiki/mailing-lists#Be_nice

This behaviour continues to be harmful to the community, and therefore, the
admins have concluded there is no other option than to issue Andy with a
further 30 day ban from community participation.

With regret, Andy Mabbett, is banned from community participation for a
period of 30 days from today.


Drew McLellan, on behalf of the microformats admins
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