Asaf, Thank you for notifying the list. I have read Gerard's posts to this list since 2007, and it's a safe bet that his thousands of messages make him the single most prolific contributor to this list since it was created. I appreciate that the moderators felt compelled to act, but I find the ultimate result unfortunate. I hope that he will reconsider and make the needed adjustments in his posts; I know that Gerard is a deeply passionate member of this community, and a particularly fierce and protective advocate of Wikidata, and for me at least his perspective will be missed.
On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 3:22 PM Asaf Bartov <asaf.bar...@gmail.com> wrote: > Dear list subscribers, > > In my volunteer capacity as list-admin, I write to let you know that > subscriber Gerard Meijssen has been placed on indefinite moderation after > making toxic comments to another subscriber, and failing to apologize for > them after it was pointed out to him. Gerard had been warned before about > his aggressive conduct on this mailing list. > > As most of you know, being placed in moderation still allows moderated > people to contribute to the list, but their posts don't go straight to all > subscribers, but wait for an admin to review and release them, or reject > them. They are a compromise between wanting to be inclusive of people who > are good faith volunteers but who sometimes find it difficult to maintain > civil discourse on the one hand, and protecting the list's other > subscribers from unacceptable discourse on the other hand. > > However, Gerard chose to unsubscribe himself from the list. We want to be > clear that the moderation remains in force, should he choose to > re-subscribe in the future. > > Asaf > on behalf of the list-admins > -- > Asaf Bartov <asaf.bar...@gmail.com> > _______________________________________________ > 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> _______________________________________________ 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>