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Subject: Re: I resign the Post as Moderator.

Author: Bruce Moreland

Date: 18:29:44 07/22/99

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On July 22, 1999 at 21:24:10, Phil Dixon wrote:

>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.
>I don't think any one person should be allowed to impose their guidelines,
>standards, etc. on the rest of us here at the CCC.  I don't believe it was ever
>set up with a ONE MAN show in mind.  No matter who it is.

Alright.  Let's talk practical stuff, like I in fact did in my "platform" thing.

Someone who you have never heard of writes a post with the title:

"F--- you"

The content of the post is:

"No really, f--- you".

That's all, but of course the hyphens in the post are of course not hyphens, and
I would ordinarily spell out the words, but given the present climate I think
people would probably jump on me.

You run across this post at 12:38 a.m., as you are getting ready to go to bed.
What do *you* do about this, as one of three moderators?


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