[amsat-bb] Re: Petition to block Luc from the -bb

Joseph Trombino Jr w2kj at bellsouth.net
Mon Feb 19 05:27:43 PST 2007

Sorry, but I must respectfully disagree....I belong to a couple of other 
email reflectors that had a few bad apples.....continuously causing 
dissention and problems with inflammatory and derogatory postings.

They were banned from the lists and these lists fluorished from then on.

Banishment from a list does work.

In the meantime, I simply block the offenders in my email system....their 
postings go directly to my "deleted" file.

                                            73, Joe W2KJ

> 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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