Re: Cancellation Policy?!
Andrew DeFaria <Andrew <at> DeFaria.com>
2011-03-02 03:05:28 GMT
On 03/01/2011 10:02 AM, Jay Garcia wrote:
The cancellation policy:
The support newsgroups are monitored by a small group of technical
support community members.
The first rule of the etiquette guidelines is to be civil. If they agree
that a post contains a personal attack, they will immediately remove the
post and (if possible) notify the poster by private e-mail.
Off-Topic Posts and Other Etiquette Violations
If they agree that someone is regularly off-topic or repeatedly violates
the etiquette guidelines in other ways, they will warn them by private
e-mail (or in the newsgroup if the e-mail address cannot be determined).
We will assume that if an email address, or what looks like an email
address is present then there must be a human being on the other end
reading it and that nothing ever goes wrong with email servers nor
do people employ spam filters or other means of filtering email. IOW
if we determine we think this is an email address then we can send
it there and just assume that it got there...
If they later agree that the behaviour has not changed, they will notify
the person by e-mail (or newsgroup post, as above) and then start to
cancel any and all infringing posts from that person, without warning or
At least the first time round, an e-mailed assurance of reformation,
plus a practical demonstration of one month in length (where the group
feels the need to cancel no or very few posts), resets the process.
Unless said offender happens to have the name of Andrew DeFaria, in
which case any emailed assurance will be rejected with the phrase
"I... ahem... I mean we - don't believe you" and posting privileges
will be perpetually revoked...
" .. small group of technical support community members .." What
happened to "Q" and "Nir", haven't seen any participation by either of
those two OTHER moderators - are they still involved in the decision
making process? "Q" has made a few support posts in the past few months,
"Nir" has been a no-show for a very long time now.
This now perceivably leaves us with only ONE person/moderator to act as
"we", "they" and "group" according to the guidelines.
Nah! Chris has multiple personalities therefore "we", "they" and
"group" still apply!
Has anyone been a participant in the "assurance of reformation" section
and actually been removed from the cancellation venu?
Well I can attest that, well, not me....
If, according to my #1 point above, this is the case then this in itself
is a violation of policy and needs to be removed from the guidelines.
Benevolent dictators (and non benevolent ones for that matter)
cannot be said to violate any policies - just ask Quadaffi and
Two or more volunteers need to be added and involved to/in the
Note: There is nothing to be construed as "personal" in the above notes.
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