[amsat-bb] Re: moderated list

jeff kb2m kb2m at comcast.net
Fri Dec 9 09:34:28 PST 2011

I like the list the way it is. When someone starts a negative thread they
usually end up making an ass out of themselves, and then go away. In these
lean times this un moderated list is a good test of sat op character :-)

73 Jeff kb2m

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Bruce
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2011 9:41 AM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: moderated list

Having been a member of the list since the early 90's, I have seen my share
the same name calling, finger pointing etc. When AO-40 ceased operations,
was finger pointing as to who was responsible for what and who did what.
went on for weeks and weeks. There have been many more instances of this. 

We have always had problems with let's say one person being negative and 
starting a flame thread going. What makes this list unique is that it is not

moderated and everyone can voice their opinion.

How would you feel if you posted a message to the list and you used a word
in it 
that the moderator felt was not appropriate for the list and your message
bounced? It puts a tremendous amount of work and responsibility on the 
moderator. He cannot do it alone so you will have multiple moderators. Now,
have several people all of which will be interpreting the rules a different
We see this in the court room on a daily basis. One guy robs a bank and gets
years another does it and gets 2. One is caught DWI and gets probation
gets 2 years. This is how our messages will be interpreted and this is
worse than us being able to filter what we want when we want. 

When a thread does not meet my standards, I filter the thread to the junk
and if there is someone that is continuously wreaking havoc, I filter them
I have total control of what I read and see. And, as some have done over the

years including board members, unsubscribe. These are all choices that are 
available to you and none of them needs or requires a list moderator. 


From: "normn3ykf at stny.rr.com" <normn3ykf at stny.rr.com>
To: "amsat-bb at amsat.org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Fri, December 9, 2011 3:33:44 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] moderated list

Anyone else feel the need for a moderated list?

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