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Subject: Re: I resign the Post as Moderator.

Author: leonid

Date: 16:31:12 07/22/99

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On July 22, 1999 at 13:46:02, Fernando Villegas wrote:

>Due to severe and unsurpassable differences between me and Bruce Moreland
>concerning the moderation issue, I publicaly announce my resignation to the
>post. The reasons: when I was candidate to be moderator, I already stated -as I
>already have done in several post- that i was not inclined to deletions, neither
>to warn people because "off topic" posts. That has always seemed to me childish,
>silly, narrow minded. I already gave my reasons to tolerate that kind of off
>topic post, so I will not repeat here my ideas about that. Now I am myself
>victim of a deletion because of a joke that Bruce consider is only worthy to be
>in the wall of my bathroom. I do not know what kind of things Bruce has seen in
>his or another walls, by probably he has not seen the joke i wrote here. It is
>the kind of thing you can lesson in any table after dinner. Not the great thing.
>For the same token, the sheer fact that Bruce was upset by that or he thought
>somebody was going to be is something laughable for me, in the very fringe of
>paronia. But nevertheless maybe he is right and almost all people here share his
>point of view. I got the second higher number of votes in the election, but
>maybe it was just a case of statistical error. Maybe it is me who is out of
>place here, anyway. Maybe this is, like some british programmer warned me to be,
>a place just for robots, not for human beings. Or in any case is like the robots
>rule the site and the rest must comply or be deleted, warned and treated like
>I have nothing againts Bruce as a person, surely he is a nice guy and a
>respected professional in his area, but I do have something against some of his
>ideas about how to moderate this site and clearly he feel the same about me. So
>why I resign instead of him or a long disputation about this issue? Well,
>because this things cares the less to me. I do not get a life reading, posting
>or moderating here. Asd Ingo Althofer, the german mathematician saw with his
>eyes when in my country and my home, I am not precisely a deprived man looking
>for a place where to get a life. So I think this, my resignation,  is the best
>things to all and as much there is a replacement for me, nothing will be
>damaged, all the contrary.
>I post this not because I want to begin a war or make a melodramatic sortie,
>because I suppose I will stay reading and posting here from time to time if
>Bruce graciously abide to that, but I do it just to warn you not to consider me
>responsible of any actions taken in the goverment of this site from now on.

I hardly can see why we even must have the moderator. The president of the
United States could stay the heat. Why somebody else could not do the same?


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