FYI, and to finish this matter off for the list: "Not on my watch. I have no access to past conversations so cannot comment on the conversation you say you have had with list admins in the past..." says Asaf.
I furnished Asaf with verbatim copies of the relevant emails that he may be confident it was not merely a "conversations I "say" I have had." It is accurate though that I erred by recalling that the list moderator suggested I was "trolling" when he actually used the word "baiting." Trillium Corsage > On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 11:20 AM Trillium Corsage <trillium2...@yandex.com> > wrote: > >>>> As always, he is (and other >>>> moderated users are) welcome to submit posts to the list before then, >> and >>>> if the posts are respectful and on-topic, they would be let through. >> >> That has not been my experience. In fact the last time I sent a >> coherently-explained, completely civil, on-topic,and time-sensitive email >> to the list, it was held by a moderator who: >> >> A) Suggested I was "trolling the WMF" (is trolling an entire >> 100-person-plus organization even possible?) >> >> B) Faulted it on bases including that I used the phrase "couple days" >> (i.e. "this might take a couple days") rather than his preferred >> formulation "couple *of* days" >> >> C) Put it up for a consensus vote among the other list moderators. >> >> I see the list has some new moderators, but I figure odds are this email >> will be stopped as well. > > Not on my watch. I have no access to past conversations so cannot comment > on the conversation you say you have had with list admins in the past, but > I will state for the record that I think grammatical imperfections (real or > perceived) are absolutely not an acceptable reason to withhold a message > from the list. The vast majority of subscribers are not native speakers of > English, and even if they were, language snobbery is an anti-pattern for > constructive communication. > > Re trolling, I am personally very wary of applying that label, and lean > toward avoiding it in all but the most extreme cases. Neither a favorable > opinion of the WIkimedia Foundation, nor a real-world identity, are a > prerequisite for posting on this list. It is perfectly acceptable and > on-topic to question or criticize the Wikimedia Foundation on this list, so > long as one adheres to basic rules of discourse: remaining civil, concise, > on-topic, and respectful in the face of disagreement; avoiding repetition, > aggression, and irrelevant hobby-horses; etc. > > A. > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > 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 and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>