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Subject: Re: Not Bruce's place to delete Fernando's post.

Author: Roger D Davis

Date: 21:05:23 07/22/99

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The tactful thing for Bruce to have done would have been to write to Fernando,
express his opinion about Fernando's post, and ask Fernando to delete his own
post. Failing that, he should have appealed to the other moderator for
consensus, and both should have approached Fernando to delete his own post.  If
the other moderator disagreed, the post would have stood. Thus, the moderators
can moderate themselves, but one moderator cannot moderate another, since the
moderators are, after all, on the same level (who has the most votes is
irrelevant, since CCC is a fluid membership).

All of this would (and should) have taken place in private.


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.

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