"trouble maker"

Keith Moore moore at cs.utk.edu
Mon Jun 23 13:01:30 CEST 2003

> Bottomline, there are trouble makers and they could do 101 things to 
> make life difficult for you, all within whatever rules you can set.
> What we need is a specific process we can use when and *IF* we can
> identify them. All we have right now is to revoke posting rights for a
> period of time and that is not sufficient.

this is a really disturbing suggestion.  it's one thing if a
"troublemaker" is being personally abusive to other participants or
insists on repeatedly bringing up topics that aren't within the scope of
the group.  in those cases I can imagine that it is sometimes
appropriate to revoke posting rights for that individual.  but when the
individual is citing technical objections to a WG proposal this is not
even something that should be considered.  

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