MAILARCHIV-3: Changes to Filtering and archives in general will be in JIRA

Issue Information

Issue Type: Notification
Priority: Major
Status: Closed

Reported By:
Ben Tasker
Assigned To:
Ben Tasker
Project: Mailarchives (MAILARCHIV)
Resolution: Done (2017-05-07 19:07:23)

Created: 2017-05-07 19:07:14
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I've not made many filtering changes to the archives (so far, primarily MAILARCHIV-1 and MAILARCHIV-2 ), and at the time forced a notification email into the mailarchive to note the changes (and the reasoning).

However, they can be a little hard to find (and to later reference), so from this moment on, any similar decisions will be noted within this JIRA project and will not be pushed into the archive.

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For reference, the primary reason for blocking addresses (so far) has been one (or some of) the following

- Persistent antisemitism
- Presistent White supremacist bullshit
- Trying to steer conversations for an opportunity to drop any of the above in (i.e. replying to a post with unrelated racist bullshit)

At this point in time, there have been 5 addresses blocked, though 3 of those are almost certainly the same user (who might actually also account for a fourth).

So far, the bar for getting blocked has been pretty high, and my intention is that it will remain that way.

For the avoidance of doubt, I'm not hampering anyone's right to free speech - their message still goes out to the mailing list (I'm not in control of that anyway) and will be seen by whoever hasn't already blocked them. Their messages will also be visible on mirrors across the net, they simply won't be included in mine (unless someone quotes them during a reply).

The best cure for bad speech is always more speech, but frankly some people are so far down the hole, they're just not worth wasting the bytes on. Even for those who aren't, I don't feel the need to retain a permanent copy of their learning progress.