Self-defence

Nikos nikos at superhost.gr
Sun Nov 17 18:33:14 CET 2013


Στις 17/11/2013 7:17 μμ, ο/η Ned Batchelder έγραψε:
> On Sunday, November 17, 2013 12:09:44 PM UTC-5, Zero Piraeus wrote:
>> Note: I drafted a version of this post earlier today. I had been waiting
>> to see whether Nikos succeeded in baiting the list into yet another
>> round of unpleasantness before sending it, because I didn't want to
>> worsen the situation, but at this point things are completely out of
>> hand, and even what looks like a consensus attempt to ignore Nikos out
>> of existence is
>>
>> a) failing: I count eighteen emails so far today.
>>
>> b) going to lead casual visitors to assume either that we ignore
>> requests for help or that the list is Nikos' personal echo chamber.
>>
>> At this point I consider Nikos' actions a conscious attack on the list.
>> There is simply no way, after the many times he's been told not to
>> repost, that this is anything other than a direct and deliberate attempt
>> to annoy as many people as he can.
>>
>> That being the case, I'd like to know whether there are technical
>> measures that can be taken to prevent him from posting here.
>>
>> I understand that the mail/news gateway might complicate that, and that
>> any measures taken could be bypassed by someone with sufficient skill. I
>> suspect that in this particular case the latter issue is less relevant
>> than it might otherwise be.
>>
>> I don't believe that killfiles are a sufficient response in this
>> situation.
>>
>> I can, of course, stop Nikos' posts reaching me, and without too much
>> hassle also stop replies to his posts reaching me. He would, however,
>> continue to pollute the list in public, and his posts, whether replied
>> to or not at the volume he's now sending them, would continue to damage
>> the reputation of the list and, ultimately, I think possibly kill it.
>>
>> This is a last-ditch request, and not one I particularly expect to
>> succeed, but I honestly can't stand to watch this happen to python-list
>> for very much longer, and am very close to unsubscribing after six years
>> as an admittedly not very active member.
>>
>>   -[]z.
>
> Nikos's behavior has been escalating, and is particularly bad today.  But I'd like to point out that everyone else's has been better than ever: the latest threads have been ignored.  We have not been descending into anger and vitriol.
>
> I can't say what will happen in the future, but I would expect an exasperated help vampire to behave precisely this way as the counter-measures (ignoring) because more effective.
>
> --Ned.
>
You said you would help but you didn't.

4 days i struggle with this.

All you do is preventing people from helping me.



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