[BALUG-Admin] A certain Rick De Gae tano

Rick Moen rick@linuxmafia.com
Wed Mar 29 12:17:45 PDT 2017

Quoting Michael Paoli (Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu):

> Other than those atypical settings themselves, I've found no reason
> for them to be there.  In my checking, here's what I found - and what
> just wasn't there to be found:

You know, I'm going to err on the side of amnesty and remove the
sanctions against Michael D.'s posting address on balug-talk and
balug-admin.  If we-all can't even remember why that was done, I'd
rather err on the side of permissiveness.

> Searching 'da Interwebs - with demangling of said last name and balug -
> some search hit results, but nothing seeming of particular relevance.

Yeah, I did that, too.  If he'd been a particularly egregious pill in
public during living memory, one would expect that to leave a searchable

The awkward bit is that unless I/we have a conversation with Rick D. on
the order of 'Hey, guy, looks like some past BALUG listadmin put you
under heavy supervision for reasons unknown to us, and we've just
removed those', he may keep thinking his Yahoo Mail account is on
moderated status in balug-talk and balug-admin[1] -- if he's even aware of
that having been previously the case.

(For all I know, he might have walked away from Yahoo Mail years ago.
Many people have.)

[1] Whoever put his Yahoo Mail address, within the balug-admin WebUI screens,
into _both_ the 'List of addresses which are banned from membership in
this mailing list' roster and the 'List of non-member addresses whose
postings will be immediately held for moderation' roster wasn't thinking
clearly.  The second had no effect because of the first being present.

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