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Re: Petition to block Luc from the -bb



On Thursday 15 February 2007 21:06:05 Robert Davies wrote:
> I propose that all who are tired of this individual poisoning what is
> otherwise a peaceful and productive environment with his abusive and
> slanderous posts against an organization that I for one am proud to be
> part of and will continue to support. Sign this petition or make it be
> known in some fashion that you are tired of this kind of behavior and
> that Luc Leblanc VE2DWE be blocked from the AMSAT and all affiliated -bb
> systems.
>
>  To compare the US Air Force Academy and AMSAT to the NAZI V-1 and V-2
> rockets is ludicrous.
>
>
> 1.Robert Davies

No.

I am not yet a member of Amsat, but I hope I can comment on
this.

While some of the postings of this person have infuriated some on
this list, other postings have been reasonable.  At any rate, I do not
think it makes sense to try and ban someone from the list, because
first you *can't* ban someone.  No technical means other than a 
completely vetted admissions system would keep "bad" people
out.  The other reason to not do this is more subtle but still real--
you create a place that fosters contention, and that draws the
very types you're trying to control; a socal negative feedback
loop, so to speak.

When someone does things that are inappropriate, *ignore them*.
This is the best possible defense. If the jabs that the list member
makes fall on deaf ears, the dampening of the problem begins.

--STeve Andre'
wb8wsf  en82

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