[kde-community] Code of Conduct violations

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Tue Aug 6 17:54:37 UTC 2013

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On 05/08/13 12:29, Anne Wilson wrote:
> Some time ago a user started a page on http://community.kde.org on 
> which he detailed things that he considered to be wrong with KDE 
> software.  The comments were largely subjective, and in many cases 
> demonstrated things that were not the general experience.  At that 
> point he was asked to substantiate his complaints by pointing to
> bug reports.
> That strategy backfired, as he then began creating a barrage of
> bug reports, creating a good deal of work for triagers who have to
> decide whether the report is a duplicate of some other, or invalid
> for any reason.  Up to now people have been very patient with him,
> but it has come to our notice that he has crossed a line.
> He has now begun defacing other pages, adding links to his
> comments page and/or his bug reports.  This basically results in
> what should be "official" information, posted by developers of the
> application in question, being questionable, in that the reader
> cannot easily differentiate his input.
> This contributor's input has repeatedly violated the Code of
> Conduct ( http://www.kde.org/code-of-conduct/). In view of this we
> have reached the point where we believe that he should be banned
> from posting on the wikis, and his comments completely removed.
> This will now take place.

A 2-week ban has been put in place and the contributor has been
invited to discuss the problem and possible resolution.  If resolution
is reached the ban will be immediately removed.  If no resolution
appears to be possible we will go ahead, make the ban permanent and
remove his content.

I think this is the first time in 5 years that we have had to take
such a step.  We don't do it lightly, and still hope that the
contributor will talk to us and enable suitable conclusion to the story.

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