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Subject: Re: I resign the Post as Moderator.

Author: Bruce Moreland

Date: 22:23:18 07/22/99

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On July 22, 1999 at 21:37:30, Mark Young wrote:

>I'm not the one stirred up over the cop analogy, but analogy was inaccurate. I
>just hope two of the moderators in the future can get together and agree on a
>policy of how the moderation should be handled. As of now we have three
>standards, one for each moderator that is on duty. Under this policy when
>Fernando was on duty, I guess he could reinstate the post you deleted. I hope
>you can see the illogic in such a standard that we have now. Two of you must get
>together someway and set one standard, so the members know what can and can not
>be posted.

I think that this is fair, but I hope that you're bottom line here is that I did
some evil thing by deleting that post.

I've heard three arguments against deleting that post:

1) The content was fine.

2) The poster is protected because he's a moderator.

3) The deletion process was not proper.

I haven't heard anyone argue the first argument.  I agree that I walked into the
second argument, and perhaps I could have avoided this.  But I didn't want to
let that post sit all night and I'm not sure how I could have avoided doing

The third argument is one that you seem to have been using.  This is just a
minor detail in my opinion.  There has been email amongst the three of us as to
how to handle post deletions, but it is true that we don't have a specific

I think people should just try to write good posts.  I don't like deleting
posts, and I probably won't be in favor of deleting posts where people are at
least trying to be relatively sane.


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