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

Annalisa Roger annalisaroger at dotgreen.org
Fri Jun 21 15:51:40 UTC 2013

I missed the remark in question .... so while sympathetic to those who feel
unhappy about it, I wish to ask if an individual can unilaterally add an
"apology" policy as a condition to the greater list policies?  Is the
apology condition part of the existing rules?  I ask this because this part
of the condition put forth to to EBW to be allowed to re-enlist appears to
have been created not by a consensus of the NARALO body, but by the
individual who feels wronged.  This is my perception as a list reader who
is the acting representative member of SFBay ISOC, an ALS.  I also am very
uncomfortable with the fact that an election candidate has been silenced
from the list.  Voting members have now been affected.
On Jun 19, 2013 8:01 AM, "Garth Bruen" <gbruen at knujon.com> wrote:

> Staff,
> 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."
> And:
> "If the Chair suspends posting rights or deletes a comment or link, he will
> say so and explain why"
> Full document is here:
> https://community.icann.org/download/attachments/2264679/NA-2007-1-2+NARALO+
> Code+of+Conduct+-+EN.pdf
> Respectfully, Garth Bruen
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> gbruen at knujon.com
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