How to file a complaint
To complain about a message on the GA list or one of the GA specific purposes lists to the list monitor(s), please send a mail to email@example.com, specifying
Mailing list rules
The rules for the GA mailing lists have been established by a vote of the General Assembly: http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/2000.GA-ga-rules.html
Content of messages
The following rules apply to the content of messages on the GA list:
- The messages must be relevant to the business of the GA
- The messages must observe a minimum of decorum, including:
- Not indulging in personal attacks, insults or slander
- Not using offensive language
- If the GA Chair or a list monitor asks for a limit to the number of posts per person per day, this must be respected
- The size of messages should be kept reasonable (there should be a VERY good reason to send a message of more than 10 Kbytes).
The Chair of the GA has set the posting limit at FIVE postings per person, list and calendar day, calculated according to the sender's local time.
In accordance with the rules of order, one or more list monitors are appointed by the GA Chair for a given period of time, but may be removed from the role by the GA Chair or at their own request at any time. A list monitor may also be removed by a majority vote of the General Assembly. Normally the appointment would be for one year.
SanctionsA list monitor may impose 2 sanctions against offenders:
Before imposing sanctions, the list monitor may decide to warn a member against a violation of the list rules. The list monitor informs the GA mailing list when imposing a monitoring of posts or a suspension of posting rights.
Unfiltered list GA-full
Only GA members who are members of the GA mailing list and respect the list rules may post to the GA mailing list. However, there exists an open list which gets all mail sent to firstname.lastname@example.org without restrictions (except for possible technical restrictions like message size or size of header). To subscribe to the unfiltered list, send an e-mail to email@example.com with the words subscribe ga-full in the body of the message
Public access to the archive of the GA-full mailing list will be granted as much as possible; there may be legal reasons (e.g. rules against republication of slander) that require closing some parts of the archive. The existence of this list will make it possible to have independent verification of what the filtering function does.
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