Computer Chess Club Archives




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

Author: James Robertson

Date: 00:32:50 07/23/99

Go up one level in this thread

On July 23, 1999 at 00:05:23, Roger D Davis wrote:

>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.

The post was public.


>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.

This page took 0 seconds to execute

Last modified: Thu, 15 Apr 21 08:11:13 -0700

Current Computer Chess Club Forums at Talkchess. This site by Sean Mintz.