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Re: [ga] Re: [ga-full] Use of "loon"

At 16:14 17/02/00 -0500, Alex Kamantauskas wrote:
> How about the following process:
> SAA receives a complaint.  SAA announces the complaint, and issues a
> request wherein each member of the list (if they so wish) sends in a
> 'yea' or 'nay' vote.  At the end of an established period (say, 24 or 48
> hours), SAA counts the votes.  If the 'yea' outweigh the 'nay', sanctions
> are imposed.

Penalties by vote, rather than by subjective judgement of one moderator is
also the process the IDNO listmembers have agreed upon. However, it has not
yet been tested in practice.  For fairness, the listmember being complained
against should have a chance to defend, or apologize, on the same website
where the complaint is published.

Yes, it can amount to "Tyranny of the Majority" but if the stark choice is
between tyranny of the majority or the tyranny of  hecklers, fairness give
more weight to the majority. 
Anyway, those who feel strongly about the protection given to dissenters,
will vote in accordance with their conscience. In a fair-minded group,
there is little to worry about.

Such voting should really only take place when long-term removal is at stake.
And... you need a voters' roll, before such a vote can have any legitimacy.

--Joop Teernstra LL.M.--  , founder  of
the Cyberspace Association,
the constituency for Individual Domain Name Owners
http://www.idno.org  (or direct:) 

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