@kbdfr: what do you suggest the DTA team should do at this point?
My suggestion would be: if he wins, be consequent and embrace it, give him the award for his merits on building and maintaining the subreddit and its "wiki" in the years after the ban, lift his ban on DT, and see where this gets us and if he is in fact a constructive member of the keyboard community now like his voters seem to think he is. If DT needs to ban him again soon after that, then it's probably his fault, and so be it, but I'm optimistic enough to think this won't be the case.
I never denied his merits, and if he wins (which I will probably have contributed to by discussing it at all
), he wins.
Lifting his ban is something I (and most certainly not only I
) had not considered before
I don't think winning the Deskthority award is sufficient justification to lift a ban alone. I'm not saying it shouldn't be considered, I'm just saying that we shouldn't link it to whether he wins or loses the award.
Here again I agree.
That's something we could discuss after the DTAs are over, whatever the result.
But this time I would suggest discussing it before
we even consider putting it to a vote
On the one hand I think linking the award with a lift of the ban is a bad idea. But on the other I think awarding a banned member is at least as bad. So, counterintuitive as it may sound given my previous posts on the matter, I'd vote in favor of lifting ripsters ban iff he wins the award.
Oh, no! Such an announcement alone would certainly make him win given the "open access" to the vote