Generally, it is better to discuss it privately with the list admins. This prevents the worst side of mailing lists: a one-sided dogpile on an individual, who, disruptive or not, should get a fair hearing by the person(s) whose job it is to moderate.
Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT. United Kingdom. Wikimedia UK is the UK chapter of a global Wikimedia movement. The Wikimedia projects are run by the Wikimedia Foundation (who operate Wikipedia, amongst other projects). *Wikimedia UK is an independent non-profit charity with no legal control over Wikipedia nor responsibility for its contents.* On 26 July 2016 at 15:14, Nathan <nawr...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 9:58 AM, Brill Lyle <wp.brilll...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > I was on a very active music mailing list for over 10 years and I was > > grateful it was not moderated. Moderation can inhibit discussion, even > when > > there are disruptors, and it also requires moderators donate a lot of > > volunteer hours. Which I think within the Wikimedia family community is > > already being required of many of us. So I would vote against moderation. > > > > If an argument / shift was towards moderation, maybe it could be based on > > edit count and/or contributions? But that seems a bit extreme and awful. > > > > - Erika > > > > *Erika Herzog* > > Wikipedia *User:BrillLyle <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:BrillLyle > >* > > > > We need moderators to manage spam if for no other reason, and it has been > helpful in many cases in the 8-9 years I have been subscribed to this list > to inhibit disruption and encourage civil exchange. We also have a "soft > limit" of 30 posts per month that has rarely needed to be enforced but is > still technically on the books. > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>