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Subject: Re: I resign the Post as Moderator.

Author: Will Singleton

Date: 19:09:35 07/22/99

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On July 22, 1999 at 21:29:44, Bruce Moreland wrote:

>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?

Of course you delete it, just as you did the joke post.  I don't think there's
any question that you acted properly.  A moderator without the ability to act
isn't very helpful.

Here come the police state, dictator comments.  Typical refrain.  Maybe I'll go
back and look up some of those, just for fun.  Maybe make a list.  I like lists.


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