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Subject: A serious issue

Author: Bruce Moreland

Date: 09:41:14 03/29/01

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On March 29, 2001 at 03:59:28, David Blackman wrote:

>On March 28, 2001 at 16:56:45, Steven Schwartz wrote:
>I'd like to say thanks very much to the old moderators for doing very well, and
>thanks to the new moderators for taking on this difficult task ...
>>Bob Hyatt, Bruce Moreland, and Dann Corbit are the
>>new moderators.
>I think this is at least the third time for all three moderators. They have all
>done well in the past, and i think they will do well again, but aren't we
>risking burn-out here? Some mix of experience and new blood may have been
>better. Still, they all "volunteered" :-)

I didn't want to do it.  I was trying to get new people to volunteer to do it.
I nominated several of the people on the list, none of whom had ever done the
job before.  Meanwhile, I had been nominated, too.  Since I have done the job
twice before, I thought about declining, but I had a year off between this time
and the last time, which is enough that I found it hard to plead burn-out.

I figured that it would look dubious if I tried to get others to do a job that I
had rejected.

I don't think that I'm going to do this again.  Three times is enough for
anyone.  I really think that new people should get these jobs.  There are people
on the list who have run several times without "winning", and they should get
the jobs next time.  That would be best for everyone.

No offense to Bob and Dann, but I didn't vote for anyone who had done this


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