[Python-ideas] Moving to another forum system where moderation is possible

Franklin? Lee leewangzhong+python at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 15:05:56 EDT 2018

On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 2:37 PM Jonathan Goble <jcgoble3 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 18, 2018, 2:00 PM Franklin? Lee <leewangzhong+python at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 11:02 AM Jonathan Goble <jcgoble3 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > The biggest moderation issue I see with mailing lists is the inability to lock threads and delete posts (i.e. those that are spam or a Code of Conduct violation). Both of those are basic features that are core to virtually every forum system in existence today.
>> Is that really an issue here? I personally haven't seen threads where
>> Brett tried to stop an active discussion, but people ignored him and
>> kept fighting.
> Perhaps not, but part of that might be because stopping an active discussion on a mailing list can be hard to do, so one might not even try. Some discussions, I suspect, may have gone on in circles long past the point where they would have been locked on a forum. With forum software, it becomes much easier, and would be a more effective tool to terminate discussions that are going nowhere fast and wasting everyone's time.

But there's no evidence that such tools would help. Software
enforcement powers are only necessary if verbal enforcement isn't
enough. We need the current moderators (or just Brett) to say whether
they feel it isn't enough.

What people may really be clamoring for is a larger moderation team,
or a heavier hand. They want more enforcement, not more effective

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