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Re: Is there a moderator here?
I entirely concur with Mark - garbage in, garbage out. The "value" in this
list is eradicated by the volume of junk it accepts into it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Landman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 17, 2002 12:59 PM
Subject: Re: Is there a moderator here?
> On Sunday, November 17, 2002, at 04:26 AM, Kim Flint wrote:
> > "Is there a moderator here?"
> > no there is not, and there never will be.
> > It's up to the list as a community to sort out its problems. Sometimes
> > that will be a challenge. But if you all can't manage to deal with a
> > silly little issue like this, how do you manage to get through each day
> > of your life?
> > kim
> The key thing here seems to be the concept of this list as a
> "self-policing" community. This works as long as the community shares
> some key values about appropriate actions and behaviors. There can be a
> wide range of latitude in this range, but still enough consistency so
> the "community" works and thrives.
> The problem we have is when someone on the list falls well outside the
> range of tolerable behavior. The rest of the list has no truly
> satisfactory method of dealing with the problem.
> I think it's fine we have an unmoderated list, This allows wide range of
> topics and opinions to be presented on LD. But when we find a situation
> where someone's broadcasting continual "white noise", this is a problem.
> I wouldn't view removing input like this "moderating", I'd view it as an
> unfortunate exception to be dealt with.