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Subject: Re: I resign the Post as Moderator.

Author: Bruce Moreland

Date: 17:12:33 07/22/99

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On July 22, 1999 at 19:28:18, Mark Young wrote:

>I never did understand the moderation representation on CCC. We vote for three
>moderators, but instead of having two of the three moderators agreeing to delete
>a post, we have three three kings that do as they will when they see a post they
>think should be deleted. This approach kills the representation of the mass of
>CCC. Not a very logical way to represent the voters.
>Under the circumstances of how the moderators represent the voters I understand
>and agree with your reasons for resigning. As it stands now if one moderator can
>delete posts at will without the consent of at least one other moderator, this
>leave you unable to represent your position and view as moderator that you ran
>and were elected on by the voters of CCC to represent.

It depends upon how you see the job of moderator.  I view post deletion as a
police function, mainly.  You wouldn't expect the cops to get together and vote
before they arrested someone, would you?

The voting process has no hierarchy or decision process built in.  We elect
three moderators but we don't give them any framework for dealing with each
other.  My first point of business was to try to establish a framework, but we
never got together and did it.

I think this is only the second time that something was deleted, it has been
mostly quiet so far.

I don't think that moderators are above the charter, and I will react the same
way to a moderator post as to any other post.  If I had seen any other member
post that I would have deleted it.


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