[TowerTalk] Towertalk Admin Change
Sun, 27 Feb 2000 11:35:02 EST
In a message dated 98-11-16 16:09:20 EST, firstname.lastname@example.org 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-
> 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
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
IMO TowerTalk isn't broken and doesn't need to be fixed. Please let's
leave it unmoderated.
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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