[amsat-bb] Re: Petition to block Luc from the -bb

Edward Cole kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Sun Feb 18 12:09:50 PST 2007

At 09:16 AM 2/18/2007, Garie Halstead K8KFJ wrote:
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>   > Finally, if freedom of expresson is not valid
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>I couldn't agree more Gary.  If you can't handle the
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I guess the fact that this reflector has an open format and (nearly) 
no moderation is something each must value.  This means ignoring many 
of the posts of questionable language and intent.  I hit the delete 
button often.  If a post is really beyond good taste, then one is 
free to respond to author and point this out to them.  I do think 
that posting replies to ALL on the reflector is mostly 
counter-productive in these cases and leads to more inflamatory 
language.  Better to post privately and directly to the originator in 
these cases.

Luc has been frequent poster of material that is a little over the 
edge, but his freedom to be able to post here maintains a freedom 
that is integral to the internet experience.  Once we proceed down 
the path of censorship this list will cease to be (very) useful.

Like it or NOT:  the Amsat-bb has become a forum for review of Amsat 
policies and practices.  If we can remember to keep our criticisms 
neutral and avoid personalizing them, this will continue to be a 
positive tool for both members, the officers and board members, and 
the greater satellite community.

Frankly, I think that the "official" Amsat has shown a lot of 
restraint considering the nature of some of the "attacks" that have 
gone on this reflector.

This is my personal opinion.

Ed - KL7UW
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