steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Mon Jul 16 20:24:03 EDT 2018
On Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:03:39 +0100, Steve Simmons wrote:
> +1 Seems to me Bart is being banned for "being a dick" and "talking
> rubbish" (my words/interpretation) with irritating persistence.
I know that when I first started here, I often talked rubbish. The
difference is, I was willing to listen and consider when people gave
alternate viewpoints. Eventually.
And I know that some people think that I'm sometimes still being a dick.
They're wrong, I'm just charmingly forthright *wink*
Bart is often frustratingly resistant to reasonable argument, and has
been obnoxious in his habit of bringing virtually every conversation into
an opportunity to make a dig at Python.
But neither of these are prohibited by the CoC, neither of these should
be banning offense, and even if they were, he should have had a formal
Preferably TWO formal warnings: the first privately, the second publicly,
and only on the third offence a ban.
And I question the fairness of a six month ban, rather than (let's say)
an initial one month ban.
As for banning Rick, when he isn't even posting at the moment, I don't
even have words for that. There's no statute of limitation for murder,
but surely "being obnoxious on the internet" ought to come with a fairly
short period of forgiveness.
"Ever since I learned about confirmation bias, I've been seeing
it everywhere." -- Jon Ronson
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