is this "open"streetmap?

Posted by mariotomo on 11 February 2023 in English. Last updated on 13 February 2023.

curious experience, being locked out because of etiquette misbehaviour.

account suspended

I heard about the procedure against me only after the procedure had been closed with a condemnation, 4 votes approving, 1 abstaining. not only no space to present my point of view with the people who were to decide, even no notice of the pending procedure. speak about openness.

what were —concretely— my abuses? I may guess, but I was not —concretely— notified of what was the violation. maybe the same as my previous block. I had to review my own behaviour myself, perform a radical self-criticism, purge myself of all evil, then came back once purified.

I’m happy I renounced my membership of such a Foundation.

a clarification apparently needed, seeing the first two comments to this entry: I obviously do know that I have a continuous latent conflict with YouthMappers and HOT. I did not know that steps were being taken against me. then I received the following email:

Subject: suspension from OSMF-sponsored talk lists and community forum
From: Allan Mustard
Date: 07/02/2023, 04:54

At the request of the LatAm channel moderators, the OSMF moderators have investigated allegations of Etiquette Guideline violations against you. The moderators voted today with four in favor, one abstaining due to conflict of interest, to impose sanctions, consisting of a two-week suspension from the forum and talk lists. Please also be informed that your conduct is under observation and that any further violations of the Etiquette Guidelines will result in a lengthier suspension from all OSMF-sponsored social media, and if continued beyond that, may result in suspension from OpenStreetMap.

You have the right to appeal this decision to the OSMF Board of Directors.

For the moderators, Allan Mustard

and this is when I became aware of the procedure that led to the block.


Comment from rmikke on 12 February 2023 at 17:11

I had no role in this procedure, nor in the conflict at all, yet I heard about both.

That means, if you have no idea, you must have deliberately avoid being informed.

Comment from clay_c on 12 February 2023 at 18:28

I found a document describing the procedure and vote behind this decision here under the “Votes” section. Surely this isn’t the first time you’re hearing about it, but here it is just in case.

Comment from kucai on 13 February 2023 at 02:37

Let’s hope that nobody turn into Reddit mods.

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