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Subject: Re: I resign the Post as Moderator.

Author: Dann Corbit

Date: 17:19:31 07/22/99

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On July 22, 1999 at 20:12:33, Bruce Moreland wrote:
>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.
Since it appears that I may be forced into the picture, I'll give my two cents
on it.  If I do become a moderator, I will likely be a lot more snip-happy than
Fernando was.  E.g., if I saw a dirty joke, I would probably cut that too.  Now,
if the other two moderators decided that I was an arrogant ignorant puke and
restore the post, so be it.  That's one reason why there are three.

OTOH, let me state before-hand that I trust the judgement of KarinsDad and Bruce
so implicity that I am almost sure to go along with any deletion they decide

Perhaps Fernando will reconsider.  It seems that the denizens of this group
wanted a free-spirit in the moderator list.  OTOH, you can't push a rope.

As for deleting my posts...
When and if I am forced into the role of moderator my posts have no special
value at all.  They should get deleted if I get out of line, just like any
other.  Further, I will agree with the one deleting it so if either KarinsDad or
Bruce says to delete my post I will go along with it.  Period.

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