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Observations on the List - "Be More Kind"


On 09/10/18 12:12, Rhodri James wrote:
> On 08/10/18 20:46, Ethan Furman wrote:
>> Banning Rick Johnson:
>> --------------------
>> Hopefully no explanation needed [2].
> 
> Explanation/justification needed, but given :-)? Again, I killfiled Rick 
> ages ago, and I agree his language does justify banning.

Now I've had a chance to go back through the archive (it's been that 
kind of day at work), I'm going to have to recant.  I can't find 
anything that Rick wrote in the week or two before the ban that I would 
call offensive, and not much that even gets as far as irritating.  I can 
think of past instances where his behaviour would have justified a ban, 
but in recent times?  Not really.

That's getting perilously close to banning people because we don't like 
them.  We may be entirely justified in our dislike, but that's not 
enough on its own.  And that, I'm afraid, is very much what the recent 
spate of bans looks like.

-- 
Rhodri James *-* Kynesim Ltd