On Sat, Nov 21, 2015 at 07:12:43PM -0800, Josh Andler wrote:
On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 11:45 PM, Krzysztof Kosiński
> Just in case: how do we "ban" someone from the mailing lists? I assume
> administrator access to the mailing list is required? And how do we
> expunge messages with dox material from the archives?
I'm the admin for the User list on SF and I dug around a bit for banning
and there two ways to go about restricting things. 1) Banning. There is an
actual ban list for each mailing list. We currently have no people on the
ban_list for the user mailing list. 2) Limiting participation. Allow
someone to remain subscribed but set their posts to be moderated... which
would be a pre-ban/probation step imho.
I'm the admin for the remaining (non-user) lists, and I routinely ban
spammers. Banning someone from inkscape-devel@ is technically easy
I've been involved in banning of project members in other open source
projects prior to my involvement in Inkscape, and I really, really don't
want to have to go through that again. I'm proud this has only come up
once in our project, and hope it never is an issue for us in the future.
Unfortunately, I didn't see any way to expunge archived messages,
attachments. This should definitely be a requirement of whatever we move
to. Even if not outright deleted, it needs to be non-visible in public
My memory is cloudy, bug I vaguely recall having to do this once before
in Inkscape mailing lists. I don't remember how we accomplished the
expunge, but I think we might have had to work through SourceForge tech
In any case, I agree it's a great idea we should practice doing an
expunge with our new mailing lists. If we have to go through OSUOSL to
do it, then that might be an issue as it may risk adding undesireable
delay to the procedure.