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Subject: Re: Moreland's Paradox

Author: Djordje Vidanovic

Date: 05:15:43 07/23/99

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If a publicly issued posting has been deleted isn't that a public issue? Or
should we all pretend that nothing's happened and push such issues under the

What you just suggested looks rather like denying Fernando (or any other member
of the forum) the right to react.  Even if we see the job of a moderator as
essentialy police work (cf. Bruce Moreland), the suspect (Fernando?) has the
right to make one phone call (his own reaction?), right?


On July 23, 1999 at 07:51:59, Dave Gomboc wrote:

>On July 23, 1999 at 06:51:30, Djordje Vidanovic wrote:
>>:I'd hope that nonsensical situations like this don't happen.  In this case I
>>:agree that we are pretty close to having that happen.  This is not a problem
>>:with the moderation framework here, it is a problem between Fernando and I,
>>:that Fernando has seen fit to turn into a public issue, rather than working it
>>:out with me.
>>This was a quote from Bruce Moreland.  I am afraid that he has not noted the
>>paradox in his comment that turns against him.  Namely, he says that Fernando
>>saw the deletion of the post as a sufficient excuse to turn it into a public
>>issue, forgetting that it was him who had first made a public issue of
>>Fernando's post by deleting it.
>It wasn't the deletion of the post that made it the topic of discussion.  It was
>the way that Fernando expressed his frustration publicily that did so.

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