Last weekend we had a case of misuse of power on xoops.org.
For those of you who only browse the topics that are on the frontpage, in short:
Shine, a highly respected member, with 900+ posts filled with help for other XOOPS users, was banned by Mamba because she mentioned ICMS in one of her replies to another user.
She did not use this term in order to harm/damage xoops.
You can read this original thread over here.
As you can read here there was a discussion about this rather fundamental matter.
I really think it's important to make your own judgements here, so please read this thread.
At the end we find a link to the official Dutch reaction. IMHO a very respectfull and thoriugh reaction from an important part of the XOOPS community, in which xoops.nl is very clear that the banning of a XOOPS user, and most certainly such a respected XOOPS user, is NOT acceptable.
Certain steps are asked to be made.
So far, there has been no (more or less official) reaction whatsoever.
Silently, the ban was made undone and that's it apparently.
Well, not to me.
Therefore on behalf of the Dutch XOOPS community:
We ask the moderators on XOOPS.org to change back all deletions and edits made. We want Shine to be fully and openly rehabilitated in the XOOPS.org community.
And we ask the specific moderator and the XOOPS counsel to take steps which prevent the XOOPS project to come in such a disrespectful situation again in the future. XOOPS has suffered already to much through this kind of actions in past. Much more of it XOOPS won’t be able to handle.
On behalf of the Dutch XOOPS community,
I would like some clarity now on how the community reacts on this. Remember: this could happen to you when you include a term in a reply that doesn't fit in the interpretation of the "Terms and conditions of use" of a moderator called Mamba.
Up to this moment the reactions are disappointing. A lot of members sympathise with Shine and x.nl, for which we thank them, but so far nothing is happened what might be interpretated as an open excuse
to Shine. Also, no measures are taken to prevent such a misuse of power from a moderator in the future.
THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
I SPELL IT OUT ONE MORE TIME: rehabilitate Shine. NOW!
Thanks for your attention and kind regards,