*2nd Time* Following account is spamming subscribers of and mis-leading multiple bug reporters simultaneously https://launchpad.net/~dtl131

Asked by Christopher M. Penalver on 2014-06-13

This is an unfortunate continuation of previous spamming and vandalization behavior of Daniel Letzeisen (former alias Dave Lentz) https://launchpad.net/~dtl131 as documented in https://answers.launchpad.net/launchpad/+question/213391 .

Daniel has knowingly been spreading incorrect information on how Lucid Desktop is still supported, which is clearly not the case as per https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases , and further advised to him via personal message and via multiple mailing list posts:

However, he keeps marking the following bug reports duplicates of https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1327300 :

which is spamming their subscribers with the message:
*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 1327300 ***

** This bug has been marked a duplicate of bug 1327300
   Regression in commit 8e4e453d548e3c24e9070eda23c52f210951b92

This is despite them all already being fully and well documented to the original reporter, and the "Me too!" commenters they are using an EoL platform. This is grossly misleading the Ubuntu Community members using Lucid Desktop that they are still supported, which they are not. This is a dangerous situation these folks are in as they are not receiving security updates for their platform. However, Daniel has advised that despite these facts, he doesn't really care about this as per his recent post noted in https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntu-bugcontrol/msg04103.html .

As well, intentionally spreading mis-information, despite being explicitly educated to the contrary, and then actively advising he is aware and disregards it anyways, is a clear-cut violation of the Ubuntu Code of Conduct, which he signed. He is not being considerate of or being respectful with the Ubuntu Community.

He is in knowing and flagrant violation of his memberships of both Ubuntu Bug Control and Ubuntu Bug Squad, and the Ubuntu Kernel Team precedence on EoL matters.

Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter and I look forward to this being dealt with.

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William Grant (wgrant) said : #1

Launchpad staff will not simply ban a user in a situation like this, at least not barely a day after a minor edit war begins, and not without consensus from the relevant project or package maintainers (the Ubuntu kernel and bug control teams, in this case).

If there is eventually agreement that a user's actions are inappropriate, and the actions continue anyway, we will consider taking action. The mailing list thread has not yet reached consensus in either direction, so please back off from your side of the edit war just as you request that Daniel does.

I've reviewed the previous ban and found it was unjustified; it does not support further action against the user. The fact that the kernel team has fixed the master bug in this case, and all the duplicates appear to legitimately be manifestations of that bug, lends credence to Daniel's side here. I concur that user desktops still running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS are a matter of concern, but that doesn't delegitimise regressions in still-supported packages that also affect functionality traditionally used on desktops. They are manifestations of exactly the same bug, so they are duplicates.

Please try to resolve things amicably, respect community consensus, and don't rush to invoke the banhammer at the first sign of disagreement. We'll be happy to review this situation if and when there is consensus within the project community, but until then please cease your participation in the edit war on Launchpad.

William Grant, fair enough. Thanks for the quick response.

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