[TowerTalk] Towertalk Admin Change

K7LXC@aol.com K7LXC@aol.com
Sun, 27 Feb 2000 11:35:02 EST

In a message dated 98-11-16 16:09:20 EST, n4zr@contesting.com writes:

> >Pete, N4ZR and I are not on the same page as to the direction of this
>  >reflector.  Pete is more inclined to less or no censorship.  I am inclined
>  >to moderate the list completely.  Regardless, our difference of opinion
>  >has prompted Pete to resign as admin of the reflector.  
>  >
>  >If you have interest in doing the job please let me know.  I have only one
>  >requirement...  You must be willing to keep the reflector on topic.
>  Bill, I was with you till that last half-sentence.  
>  I did not want to "moderate" the reflector  -- interposing myself between
>  every message and the list -- for two reasons.  
>  First, I have a basic philosophical discomfort with prior restraint of
>  speech.  My preferred mode of operation was to message people directly and,
>  occasionally, to post a public request that a given thread be 
>  Second, because I have a real job, acting as moderator would often impose
>  some delay in the posting of messages on the reflector, resulting in missed
>  deadlines for needed information and, probably, some degree of double-
> posting.
>  Bill doesn't feel my approach is firm enough, and the reflector exists
>  through his generosity, so he gets to decide.

     TowerTalk is a unique resource. Anyone can ask a question (there's no 
such thing as a dumb one) and get mostly credible answers. There is a 
noticeable lack of spamming, name calling, etc. because almost everyone acts 
their age and respects their fellow TowerTalkians. Outbursts are rare and end 
pretty quickly. THANK YOU ALL FOR THAT!

      I was the original administrator for TowerTalk and did it for 2-1/2 
years. I found that threads that started to go off-topic fizzled out about 
the same time whether I got all hot-and-bothered about them or just let them 
die a natural death so I took the route that entailed the least mental and 
physical toll.

    I'm not in favor of a moderated list for the same reasons that Pete 
states - it's a helluva lot of work and I also would prefer not to have TT 
traffic censored. 

    IMO TowerTalk isn't broken and doesn't need to be fixed. Please let's 
leave it unmoderated.

Cheers,   Steve    K7LXC
Tower Tech 

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