[wp-forums] Who is Gisha James?

James Huff macmanx at gmail.com
Wed Jun 30 23:39:50 UTC 2010

I'm going to work on the email tonight, but it would be nice if I could include some sort of potential disciplinary action as well.

Since publicly singling her out would probably not be seen well by the community, and banning her with a "we ban bad people" topic probably won't work, how about a closed and sticky "WordPress Consultant Blacklist"?

I have seen a few communities which employ such a thing, and it offers some incentive to follow the rules within the communities that these individuals "prey" on.  I see no reason why this couldn't be a joint venture with the WP-Pro list too.

The basic format of such a topic (which would be closed and sticky, btw) would include a brief bit on what we consider to be "ethical practices," followed by the list of unethical consults, followed by instructions to forward email proof of unethical consultants to the WP-Forums list immediately.

Let me know what you guys think.  If you like it, I'll whip up a draft and send it to the list tonight.

James Huff

On Jun 30, 2010, at 2:45 PM, esmi at quirm dot net wrote:

> on 30/06/2010 22:24 S Bollinger said the following:
>> What can you do? Maybe a stern email with the threat of exposing her in a sticky thread? Or some such?
> If there are more complaints of this person effectively harassing forum users, perhaps temporarily blocking them from the forum would be in order? Maybe accompanied by a closed sticky thread explaining what's been done (without necessarily naming names) and why - to warn off others with similar intentions.
> I appreciate that this is an open forum and there is only so much that anyone can do but, like James, I think we have some responsibility to protect forum users. Especially when complains are being made public.
> Doing nothing could be mis-construed as condoning this behaviour.
> Mel
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