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Re: [ga] Jeff Williams Spams Again

On Sun, 6 Jan 2002 02:49:54 -0800, William X Walsh wrote:

> As stupid as it is, there is really nothing that the GA Chair can, or
> should, be empowered to do about it.

That's not a particularly helpful remark.  For a start, there's such a thing
as persuasion even wrt Jeff Williams.  If others on the list show their
condemnation then he might stop or at least tone down his approach.

Jeff could have posted to the GA list with a cc to those he thought weren't on
the list but he was just too lazy to try to work out who was subscribed to GA
and who wasn't.

> Who he emails to is not something that is or should be in the GA
> Chair's area of control.

That depends.  Jeff has, for example, cross posted between [ga] and other
mailing lists including [ga-abuse].  I consider that prohibition against
cross-posting to multiple maiing lists is quite a reasonable measure.

> Of course, I'm sure other perfectly valid reasons exist for taking
> action against him, but none of that will stop his use of BCC's of
> posting members to get around it.

Sure, but Jeff doesn't like being suspended.  Don't forget there are two
sanctions available under the existing rules.

- Monitoring of posts. This will cause delay of postings from the affected
  individual until a list moderator approves them as being within the content
  rules, or rejects them.
- Suspension of posting rights. This will cause mail from that person not to
  be sent to the GA list.

Until now we have only used the second sanction "suspension".  We could always
try the first "monitoring of posts".  And you must know that other lists (for
example, the TLDA list/s) have restrictions on multiple email addresses.

But I'm surprised.  It's not like you to give up so easily :-)

Best regards
Patrick Corliss

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