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Subject: Re: I resign the Post as Moderator.

Author: James Robertson

Date: 00:25:12 07/23/99

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On July 22, 1999 at 19:45:22, Mark Young wrote:

>On July 22, 1999 at 19:23:41, Bruce Moreland wrote:
>
>>
>>On July 22, 1999 at 18:18:22, Terry Presgrove wrote:
>>
>>> It seems to me that if moderators have the authority to delete other
>>> moderator's posts that this is a formula for disaster! What would have
>>> prevented Fernando from deleting yours?
>>
>>Nothing except sanity.
>>
>>You would think that if moderators delete posts for no reason, that someone will
>>figure it out and stop them.  I had a reason for deleting that post, there were
>>no posts of mine that needed deleting.
>>
>>bruce
>
>The problem is this is only your view right or wrong..., you are one moderator.
>We voted for three moderators. If one moderator can take opon himself to delete
>posts without the consent of at least one other moderator. Then what is the
>point in voting for 3 moderators. If your view is the only one that matters then
>I guess the other moderator sould resign now, because he also has no say in what
>and what is not deleted.

Actually, I think the reason there are three moderators is because it is unfair
to expect one moderator to spend 24 hours a day reading posts.

To put in my two cents worth, I am very glad the post was deleted. When someone
makes a lewd post in a 'computer chess' forum, he is being very selfish; for his
and maybe a few other's tiddilation, he is willing to drag the forum down to his
level of bathroom humor. He does not respect other's morals or their
sensibilities, and does not worry about the shock they recieve when realising
they have just been hoodwinked into reading a dirty joke. Maybe there should be
a warning label beside each applicable post: "Sexual content", "Lewd Remarks",
"R: Under 18 Not Admitted Without Parent".

I am probably not the only one in this situation: my life on the internet hangs
by a thread. If my parents find out I am even accidentally reading dirty jokes
online, then for my own protection I will be removed from the net. Some may say
that that is my own problem, but really it isn't; I expect and hope to come to
what is advertised as a "Computer Chess Club". To find something else means I
have just been tricked.

There has been much discussion about how Bruce should have asked a second
opinion before deleting. I say Fernando should have asked a second opinion
before posting.

James



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