There used to a be a good document on TS wiki for their mailing lists we
could link to.


On 18 March 2014 21:59, John Mark Vandenberg <jay...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 6:16 PM, David Gerard <dger...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 18 March 2014 10:49, John Mark Vandenberg <jay...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> While legal threats are banned on the wiki projects, the mailing lists
> >> are managed differently, and there are differences in expectations of
> >> behaviour (and dispute resolution) for the mailing lists.
> >
> > Personally I'd consider legal threats in the general case a kicking
> > offence, for the same reason as on the wikis.
> >
> > (ATM I appear to be the listadmin. Bitten by my own law: "The reward
> > for a job well done is another three jobs." I don't even live in
> > Australia, so I'm probably not the best person to be sole admin - any
> > volunteers? Perhaps you, John ...)
>
> I'd rather not David; I dont think it would help matters.  There are
> active members of our community who are suitable.  Typically it isnt
> much work - usually approving one over-sized email per month is the
> amount of work required, and managing a dispute once a year.
>
> >> I am also scratching my head about whether the WMF mailing lists are
> >> covered by the WMF terms of use.  Perhaps not.
> >>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Terms_of_use#What_services_are_covered_by_the_terms_of_use
> >
> >
> > I'd be amazed if not explicitly listing the mailing lists meant that
> > blatantly antisocial behaviour - such as we're witnessing here - was
> > just fine.
>
> In the paragraph before the one you quoted, I said "I think we should
> note the behavioural guidelines of this list on the mailman listinfo
> page".  Do you have any thoughts on that?
>
> IMO, the terms of use would be an excellent document to refer to as
> the baseline for behaviour on the WMF mailing lists, but only if the
> WMF legal team intended for it to be used in that manner, or at least
> dont object to it, which is why I have asked the question on meta.
> Sorry that I wasnt more clear in my last email.
>
> --
> John Vandenberg
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