On Wed, Oct 04, 2006 at 11:23:14AM +0200, Simon Budig wrote:
> Manish Singh ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote (in reply to Alan Horkan):
> > So Alan, before you make anymore posts relating to this topic again, you
> > need to make a non-trivial contribution to GIMP yourself to justify all
> > the time you are wasting here.
> Yosh has decided that Alans posts to this list will be moderated. Alan
> has asked me to bring this to your attention. If you are expecting an
> answer from Alan related to this topic you won't get it on list.
> I am deeply troubled by this unilateral descision of yosh to control the
> content of the gimp-user list. While I do think that this thread is
> blown out of proportion and the topic gets stale for several years now,
> I want to make clear that I absolutely have a problem with this
> descision of yosh. While this discussion is inconvenient it is on-topic
> for gimp-user (although not likely to get a resolution).

The discussion was going nowhere, and several people called for the
thread to end. Alan is not the type to listen to such things though, and
feels his agenda trumps all else.

I will note that he posted not one, not two, but *three* posts on the
subject after I said he needs to stop. If he'd actually listened, and
contributed some real content to the list instead, complaining about
this would have much more merit that it does now.

> And I do not think that non-trivial contributions to the GIMP should be
> required to be allowed to post to gimp-user unmoderatedly. The "user" in
> gimp-user refers to people *using* the gimp, and Alan is a long-time
> gimp user and even *has* contributed to the Gimp source. A lot of the
> core developers might sometimes disagree with Alan, but that does not
> justify blocking Alan from communication via this list.

Contributions are not a requirement to post unmoderated, but they are
after egregious list abuse.

Alan isn't blocked completely, any posts which actually help GIMP users
will of course be allowed through.

> Also I'd like to see a short notice to the list with an explantation why
> someone is going to be moderated. Having clear guidelines on our
> webpages on what is acceptable and what not would make this easy.

Fueling the flames of a useless thread, that several people have voiced
as useless is bad. Being a repeat offender of this is grounds for
moderation. A 10 post thread isn't that big a deal, but continual
adding to an already 50+ posts thread that is clearly going nowhere is.

For people who say that you can just ignore things, I think forcing over
1000 people to take the time to reconfigure their mail software is time
sorely wasted.

I also feel that this topic is not really relevant to *using* GIMP, so
I'd like to ask that anyone who would like to follow up to do so
off-list, Ccing Simon and myself.

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