[discuss] Troll

George Sadowsky george.sadowsky at gmail.com
Wed Apr 16 00:27:03 UTC 2014

I agree.  The Steering Committee has agreed to put into effect certain processes to deal with this, modeled after IETF procedures for dealing with the same behavior.  We should see a proposal, and then hopefully something being put into practice very soon.

On Apr 15, 2014, at 4:50 PM, Jay Daley <jay at nzrs.net.nz> wrote:

> Are there others out there who would agree with me that this list is being overwhelmed by messages from at least one troll?  In particular messages that make ludicrous claims, provide nonsensical analysis, follow arbitrary directions and altogether are seriously disruptive to the conversation taking place?
> In my view this list is too important and already too time consuming to allow any trolls to disrupt it in this way.
> If so then what if any process do we have for removing such a troll?
> I note that the IETF, which is a long established multi-stakeholder organisation has also had problems like this and working group chairs have very occasionally had to ban people from posting to mailing lists.  Those bans were then subject to two levels of appeal:
> https://www.ietf.org/iesg/appeal.html
> https://www.iab.org/appeals/
> cheers
> Jay
> PS I will post a similar message to the IANA transition list.
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