Blocked user on Github

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May 20, 2015, 10:11:22 AM5/20/15
Hi devs,

I blocked the user @ ocdtrekkie on Github, because of his comments here:

If you feel this is unwarranted and should be reverted please let me know.


PS: The consequences of blocking a user:

Hans-Christoph Steiner

May 20, 2015, 10:25:52 AM5/20/15

Blocking him seems quite heavy handed and potentially counter-productive.
Sure, he may be annoying, but he didn't say anything offensive or even
unrelated to the thread. I think he even raised some legitimate concerns.

Banning is often counterproductive because it inspires wanting revenge. Its
not hard to make new accounts on github, and someone people like to go nuts
with trolling.

The guy is obviously passionate about K-9. I'd answer more along the lines of
"anyone is free to contribute work or make a fork to support Holo. We want to
use Material, and that is what we're contributing".


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John McCabe

May 20, 2015, 11:31:36 AM5/20/15
I know I haven't contributed much to this product recently (if at all) but, FWIW, I agree with Hans. I found most of his comments fairly reasoned and, to some extent, sensible. UIs are a very subjective part of computing and agree a lot with his point about someone waking up one day to find the app they know and love bears no resemblance to what it looked like when they went to sleep. I've had that happen numerous times on Android (yes, I know I can switch auto-update off, but...).
I think, also, the consequence of not being able to fork is possibly, as Hans says, counter-productive.
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May 20, 2015, 11:35:45 AM5/20/15
Agreed. Not being able to fork is bad. Unblocked.
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