[amsat-bb] Re: moderated list
kk5do at amsat.org
Fri Dec 9 06:40:51 PST 2011
Having been a member of the list since the early 90's, I have seen my share of
the same name calling, finger pointing etc. When AO-40 ceased operations, there
was finger pointing as to who was responsible for what and who did what. This
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 was
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, you
have several people all of which will be interpreting the rules a different way.
We see this in the court room on a daily basis. One guy robs a bank and gets 5
years another does it and gets 2. One is caught DWI and gets probation another
gets 2 years. This is how our messages will be interpreted and this is probably
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 bin
and if there is someone that is continuously wreaking havoc, I filter them out.
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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