Appeal lodged

I’m back.

I note with concern that the blog Necrologue does not come up on autocorrect search in Quora (completion of @Necrologue); only the topic Necrologue does. This makes me surmise that this blog is under limdist interdict.

EDIT: False alarm: At-mention interdict of blogs by Nick Nicholas on Bug? or Feature?

EDIT 2: See comments there. Possibly not false alarm.

A note on moderation reports on the BNBR notice Zeibura received last week. The BNBR notice was not about comments made by any users to the post, it was about the post itself. I am concluding that the very existence of a blog reporting moderation actions is being considered to violate BNBR.

I have appealed the BNBR notice, and I am posting my appeal here.

2017–08–24, bis

A BNBR notice was sent to Zeibura S. Kathau regarding a post notifying that [redacted]’s ban from Quora had been rescinded, on the Necrologue blog.

The Necrologue blog is very careful to adhere to BNBR by limiting its posts to strict templates without editorialising. (We also obfuscate the names of users who have deleted their accounts, to respect their privacy.) I have asked Tatiana Estevez twice whether merely reporting moderator actions raises concerns to Quora, with no response.

At [redacted]’s request, Zeibura had deleted the post before the BNBR notice was issued. Both Zeibura and I have no problem honouring such requests, and have done so in the past.

The BNBR notice was issued against not user comments, but the strictly templated post (which is already deleted). It now seems that the very act of reporting that someone has been, not even banned, but unbanned, is considered a BNBR violation.

I require a response, in order to decide whether to continue with the blog.



Posts on this blog will only point to the profile of users, and mention any reason for sanction given in edit profiles. Speculation about why people have been banned or blocked will not be entertained. BNBR applies in comments.

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