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Subject: Re: I resign the Post as Moderator.

Author: Robert Hyatt

Date: 08:45:39 07/23/99

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On July 23, 1999 at 01:23:18, Bruce Moreland wrote:

>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.

That's the point that is getting overlooked.  _IF_ the post had been acceptable
on its surface, this wouldn't have happened.  The post was _not_ acceptable.  I
saw it.  I wouldn't care _who_ wrote it.  It was reasonable to delete it.

Now blaming a moderator is rediculous, when that was the very thing he was
elected to do in the first place.  If folks aren't happy with the action,
rather than looking at the moderator, they ought to look in the mirror at the
person responsible for him _being_ a moderator.

I voted for 2 of the 3 that got elected.  I'm willing to live with the decision
they make.  Otherwise _my_ decision was bad.  And I can't blame anyone else for
that but myself...

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