Why am I banned?
felipe.contreras at gmail.com
Mon Sep 14 20:59:59 EDT 2009
On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 1:38 AM, Peter Lawler <bleeter at gmail.com> wrote:
> If one goes to a pub, is disruptive, and told 'If you continue that
> behaviour, you'll be banned for life' then goes on right ahead and continues
> the behaviour... EVEN IF IT'S ON THE WAY OUT THE DOOR... the establishment
> has every right to ban that person for life as they have demonstrated
> clearly their contempt for the rules laid down by the establishment.
Nobody said "for life".
> Every IRC channel has limits. The most basic is; what Ops say goes, annoy
> the crap out of an Op at one's own peril. If an op says 'stop or I'll
> ban'... STOP. IRL, if a policeman says 'stop or I'll arrest' one doesn't
> keep on going doing whatever's pissed the copper off, then cry at the courts
> later 'oh it's sooo unfair it was only a little I continued to do but I
> never knew I'd be arrested'... to coin a gaming phrase .... srsly.
Are you familiar with the term "police abuse"? Maybe it will come as a
shock to you, but yes, power can be abused.
It looks like you are not understanding correctly what is happening: a
warning for a *temporal* ban was used in order to issue a permanent
ban without any explanation. I realized I was banned permanently
because none of my private emails were being answered, and after a
month I still was unable to join the channel.
Given the fact that I've contributed substantially to the project (I
wrote most of the MSN prpl), and that I've been involved many
years, I would think I deserve at least an explanation. Moreover,
whatever Pidgin developers think of me, I was still helping users on
the IRC channel.
Anyway, I don't see the point of even trying to collaborate at all
with this community. I guess you've achieved your goal: I'll not try
to join #pidgin any more, unsubscribe from this list, and stop
announcing msn-pecan releases. You can also forget about the git
mirror, and therefore the ohloh enlistment.
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