Like most things, it all depends on the situation. There are few things
that I will do anything about that involve off-list problems of any sort.
However, if someone does something like posting private email to the list
and the one who authored the private email complains, I would probably
kick off whoever posted it. However, the rest of your email was
sufficiently vague that I don't really see anything actionable in it.
Anything that isn't happening specifically on your mailing list is
probably best considered outside of your jurisdiction.
That said, there are of course exceptions. The two that come to mind
that I've dealt with:
1) Someone posted a FASTCASH type phile on one of my lists. I kicked off
that person which was of course nothing special. However, one of my
subscribers took the message and posted it with all the list headers and
trailers and reminders and stuff intact to several newsgroups. This one
I had to consult with others about, but I eventually decided to kick her
off as well since it was damaging to the list and causing lots of
complaints to me.
2) Someone subscribed to one of my lists and started replying privately
to most posters along the lines of "Haha you watch this stupid-ass show
you puss-filled no-life loser!!!" (although with more creative language).
Since this cretin was bringing no benefit to the list and was bothering
the important part of the subscriber base (the posters), he was kicked
By kicked off I mean that I usually will remove the subscriber from all
lists on my site, block them from Majordomo and all lists, then I'll send
them and their postmaster email saying what happened and explaining the
actions taken. I typically then give the person the option to petition
to be reinstated after one month. About half will petition to come back
at which point I tell them if they do something bad again then they'll be
kicked of permanently. So far I have not had that occur.
-- James Lick -- firstname.lastname@example.org -- http://drivel.com/jlick/ --