I have put both Ziya and Allen on moderation because of the back and forth
of this thread. People can feel free to send me questions and I will try to
answer when I can, but ...
1. People are responsible for reading the guidelines of this community
before they post. They are available at http://discuss.ixdg.org with other
helpful information about the list.
2. The steering committee members and the people they empower are the ones
who moderate this list. This was just such a simple mistake and it was blown
out of proportion. Yes, the context of the timing made it "interesting", but
the issue was the same last week as it is this week. Nothing has changed and
no "decisions" were made based on this discussion, mainly b/c the policy was
already in place.
3. Ziya had been warned about other guideline violation off-list, and has
not changed his behavior.
4. I also want to add that Ziya's contribution to starting and maintaining
the discussion around Non-USer participation this community and generally in
design has been amazing and appreciated.
I'm sure like last time people will say thank you and be critical. I
appreciate both messages, so feel free to send them my way.