[Foundation-l] Jimbo's authority (on "global bans")

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Fri Mar 26 01:00:20 UTC 2010

George Herbert wrote:
> Both the "yes he does" and "no he doesn't" sides are asserting and
> assuming rather than reporting a known quantity.
> There has been no organized or widespread attempt to either ask Jimmy
> to give it up or to take it away.  I can name a number of individuals
> who assert that should happen, but there's no poll, no project, no
> policy proposal to do so.
> We simply don't know what the community actually feels about it, in
> part because Jimmy uses the power so sparingly that very very few
> people ever encounter it firsthand.
Whether or not the use of the power is justified, it's use almost 
guarantees that drama will follow.  That alone makes more diplomatic 
channels preferable.


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