[uf-discuss] Unjust banning of Andy Mabbett

Derrick Lyndon Pallas derrick at pallas.us
Sat Mar 8 15:05:04 PST 2008

1.) Quantity != Quality. (Maybe Web 2.0 decided otherwise, but I'm old 

2.) No one person is worth more than the cohesiveness of a community in 
the case of community development.

3.) Andy != Gandhi. Overthrowing the rule of a foreign power is 
unrelated to anything that happens in the microformats community or as 
part of the process. Furthermore, it is a mistake to conflate pushing 
the limits of the microformats process and its community with pushing 
the limits of the purpose of the community or of civility.

4.) In August, Andy will no longer be banned from Wikipedia so at least 
he'll have something to do. Q.v. http://tinyurl.com/25y6y8


> - Andy is one of our most prolific contributors, this community will be
>   harmed by such a long-term ban.
> - An 18 month ban does not fit Andy's behavior - it is an unjust
>   punishment.
> - Andy was tried as guilty, without complete documentation.
> - Andy pushes the limits in this community, and because of him, we know
>   what is and is not acceptable in this community.
> - Andy says what some of the rest of us are thinking, and he shouldn't
>   be banned for such an extreme length of time for voicing his opinion.

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