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So apparently I've been banned from this list

On Monday, October 1, 2018 at 6:57:30 PM UTC+1, Ethan Furman wrote:
> On 09/30/2018 09:30 AM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> > Notwithstanding Ethan's comment about having posted the suspension notice
> > on the list, I see no sign that he actually did so.
> My apologies to you and the list.  I did indeed only send the notice to 
> the other moderators.
> Contrary to what you and others may believe, banning/suspending people 
> is not a gleeful, stress-free activity.  None of us like to do it.  Also 
> contrary to what you and others seem to believe, I did not make those 
> decisions by myself.
> As far as challenging the ban, I think the first step would be talking 
> to the CoC working group:
>    conduct-wg at python.org
> If you don't like that answer, the next (and final, as far as I'm aware) 
> stop would be the PSF.
> I have updated the filter that should be catching your posts, so 
> hopefully the suspension is now working properly.  Since you did choose 
> to ignore the ban, the two-month period restarts now.
> --
> ~Ethan~
> Python List Moderator

As a reader of /occasional contributor to, this newsgroup (via GG, admittedly)
since around the year 2000, I for one am mightily unimpressed with this.
There's a lot of heavy-handedness going around.

And then ... you make a mistake, and then restart the ban?? Sheesh, where has
happened to the the grown-up behaviour that c.l.python has always had?
That has been one of its hallmarks for the past nearly twenty years.

I'm not going to go as far as to agree with anything RR says on the matter - 
but c'mon guys, lighten up.

    Jon N