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Subject: Re: Moderator questions

Author: Robert Hyatt

Date: 21:03:20 12/13/98

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On December 13, 1998 at 22:52:40, Micheal Cummings wrote:

>I will have to think hard about voting for a moderator who thinks they can
>police the web for other activity from it members.
>Alot of people seem to refer to r.g.c.c, what is that, a chess newsgroup or
>something. well I have never been there so I have no idea.
>I think alot of the past and current moderators and members have been attacked
>in other places, that should not influence what goes on in here. I mean how far
>you going to take it, do a background check on all people who want to join
>before you make them members.
>A moderators job is to moderate in this matter the rules and follow the charter
>of CCC, nothing else.
>We all know what is expected in CCC. The rules for here are not like other
>places, So if someone attacks a member in another forum, so what. If it is
>allowed there and if you do not like it, either follow it up with legal
>proceedings, or do not post there so they can attack you.
>It's like walking into a war torn country and saying do not shoot me because I
>do not get shot at in my own country. when you go into any place you have to
>realise that things will be differnt and have to accept them. You follow the
>rules of the place you are in and abide by them. That is all that matters.
>If you want to CCC moderators to police more than CCC. Then I think you have no
>right too.
>I just cannot see why people keep bring this up.
>I see the moderators job as moderating posts of CCC, if they are okay, they
>leave them on, if they attack another member, or are crap posts, or might be a
>legal problem then you get rid of them. What is so hard about that. Any other
>stuff that was bought has no right to be included.
>My example, and I use this only as an EXAMPLE, I wil use  the person I am
>replying to here, even though I am not really replying to his post but mostly
>making my statement.
>If I attacked Robert in another forum, and abused him and said he was stupid.
>And then on the other hand I posted perfectly fine things on here. Then I do not
>think anyone has the right to boot me out of here, unless I bring that abuse
>into here. Not even if Robert himself was a moderator.

Here's a question to answer, *then* we might be able to communicate here about
this issue.

You have a 16-year old daughter that meets a boy at school.  He asks here out
to go to a movie, or ballgame or whatever.  Before you tell here "yes" you do
a little asking around.  You discover this kid has been arrested twice for
driving while drinking.  You discover that he got some young girl pregnant last
year.  Do you let your daughter go out with him?

What?  you'd let actions *somewhere else* influence your decision *now*?


Would that be a double-standard?  Or did you misunderstand my comments about
what is going on in r.g.c.c...  if someone is abusive over there, in a public
forum just like CCC, wouldn't you suspect he/she would do the same over here?
And if they do, and you kick them out, and you notice they *continue* to be
abusive over there, would you let them back in *here*???

That is the issue.

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