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Re: [ga] Suspension for one month

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  • Subject: Re: [ga] Suspension for one month
  • From: "Prophet Partners Inc." <Domains@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 07:44:15 -0400

Hi Joe,

Given that these are two separate violations, a strong argument could be made in favor of Eric's decision for a 4-week suspension.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Joe Baptista" <baptista@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Hugh Dierker" <hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "Jeff Williams" <jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; "GA" <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2007 11:40 PM
Subject: Re: [ga] Suspension for one month

I support the suspension based on two complaints received to date from:

Hugh Dierker on 25/08/2007 in which complaint said that Mr. Williams
"recent postings as being disruptive. In particular posting falsities
with the specific intent that they disrupt ongoing activity on this list."

Danny Younger on 02/09/2007 complained that Mr. Williams "posted to the
GA list on eight occasions within a 24 hour period on September 1 in
violation of the GA rules."  This was confirmed.

I however would recommend that the suspension be for a period of two
weeks.  This is in accordance with the list rules in which first
offensers are suspended for two weeks.  Which see section 4 at URL:


Kindest regards
Joe Baptista

Hugh Dierker wrote:

As List Monitor and Chair I hereby suspend the posting privileges of
Jeff Williams for a period of one month. This decision is not taken
lightly. It is not taken on a single post. It is not taken on a single
violation of grounds or provisions.

The action is taken on the totality of this posters posts over the
last month. Clear grounds include but are not limited to posting
limits violations, threats of legal action, disruptive posting, direct
insults and a clear intent to discourage other participants from
exercising their rights to post, in a peaceful fashion. I am also
mindful of a stated intent to continue this disruptive posting.
Activity and sanctions on other ICANN lists were also noted.

The worst and yet perhaps not technically a violation is the constant
placing of the GA, the GNSO and ICANN and their members in disrepute
and a bad light, with absolutely no discernible benefit to anyone.

The appeal time begins now and any and all appeals should be addressed
to me personally and not the GA list. You may appeal as much as you
please but the Chair will only entertain three emails on the subject.
All of such correspondence shall be understood to be available for
public viewing, it will not be private.

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