Perhaps we can institute a "TRO-l bloc" action, with priorly agreed upon parameters.
Law folks call stopping someone from doing something before everyone's gotten a chance to get a good handle on what's going on, most importantly a judge - a temporary restraining order (TRO) or preliminary injunction. So TRO-listserv (or TRO-l) could have some settled upon period and parameters by which it can be instituted without consensus-taking. When talking about speech and code though, the rise of (usually entertainment) company calls for shutting down websites immediately amounts to "Prior Restraint" - which often seems draconian especially to free speech/open culture advocates. The standard for doing something that would amount to a prior restraint would then be stricter for an action to be taken and require more checks and balances as a result.
Excuse the long-winded way about it - but I think this lens helps me at least tease out what may have been bothering some people on the list about how action was taken in solving the problem.
Not sure how Holacracy! deals with it yet. And unfortunately not going to be able to make this next workshop they're hosting.
For the record, the action was taken by three people - myself, Matt, and Marc when we were at sudo late last night working on things (such as this weekend's event). All three of us have access to the listserv and regularly moderate the bounces, mailman errors, etc. Matt sent Giovanni a private email informing him that he'd been removed from the list.
I entirely support the suspension of someone who's not only been spamming the list, but has been defacing Noisebridge's wiki and posting messages such as the following: https://www.noisebridge.net/pipermail/noisebridge-discuss/2013-October/039832.html
Banning someone from a mailing list is *not* the same as banning them from the physical community; it's a preservation mode so we don't receive a bevy of heartbreaking unsubscribe requests. And we are also hoping people can come together this weekend and support Sudo Room in person - though many of you may have missed those posts in the barrage.
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