[NA-Discuss] Suspension of Posting Privileges for Eric Brunner Williams

Thompson, Darlene DThompson1 at GOV.NU.CA
Wed Jun 19 15:04:58 UTC 2013

This is witnessed and has my full support.

Darlene Thompson
NARALO Secretariat

Darlene A. Thompson
Community Access Program Administrator
Nunavut Dept. of Education / N-CAP
P.O. Box 1000, Station 910
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Phone:  (867) 975-5631
Fax:  (867) 975-5610
E-mail:  dthompson at gov.nu.ca

-----Original Message-----
From: na-discuss-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org [mailto:na-discuss-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org] On Behalf Of Garth Bruen
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:00 AM
To: ICANN At-Large Staff; Darlene Thompson
Cc: na-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org
Subject: [NA-Discuss] Suspension of Posting Privileges for Eric Brunner Williams


As Chair of NARALO I am requesting that Eric Brunner Williams, for violating the Rules of Conduct be suspended from posting the NARALO mailing list and WIKI immediately. Any additional postings from Eric Brunner Williams following this notice must be deleted by staff. 

On March 05, 2013 Eric Brunner Williams submitted a disparaging Ad-Hominem attack against a member of another constituency. This resulted in a complaint to the ALAC Chair and removal of the post. The NARALO Chair twice requested that Eric Brunner Williams apologize to the aggrieved party. Mr.
Williams has neither acknowledged or complied with this request. I have received additional complaints from the community and must recognize this as a "pattern of abuse."

I am requesting that the NARALO Secretary witness this.

Eric Brunner Williams may be allowed to re-join the NARALO list under the following conditions:

1. He apologizes for the March 05, 2013 comment to the aggrieved party, CC'ing the Chair and Secretary 2. He re-apply for unaffiliated NARALO membership following the proper procedures 3. The region review this case and reach a consensus

Any questions or concerns can be submitted to me. I cannot re-post the offending remark but will explain the situation privately upon request.

As stated in our Rules of Conduct, membership may be suspended for:

"Unprofessional commentary, regardless of the general subject"
" Postings that are libelous, knowingly false, ad-hominem, or misrepresents another person"

The ROC further states:

"The NARALO Chair is empowered to suspend or restrict a person's posting rights when the content that person has posted is inappropriate and represents a pattern of abuse. The Chair defines and determines what is inappropriate content on a case-by-case basis."


"If the Chair suspends posting rights or deletes a comment or link, he will say so and explain why"

Full document is here:

Respectfully, Garth Bruen


Garth Bruen
gbruen at knujon.com

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