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Subject: Re: I resign the Post as Moderator.

Author: Bruce Moreland

Date: 09:31:40 07/23/99

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On July 22, 1999 at 20:52:44, Dann Corbit wrote:

>On July 22, 1999 at 20:47:26, Mark Young wrote:
>>I am not disagreeing that the post sould or sould not have been deleted, the
>>question is how do you know when the post was deleted that it should have been,
>>when you did not see it. In this case you are the third moderator, One moderator
>>thought the post was ok, he posted it. One moderator thought it should be
>>deleted, he deleted it. That seems like a clear case for you to be consulted to
>>break the disagreement. Instead Bruce just took it opon himself to delete the
>>post. Unless you have given Bruce your vote by proxy, and if that is the case
>>why are you still here as a moderator. Just resign and let Bruce run the show.
>Bruce deleted it.
>KarinsDad could have decided the post was worth restoring at some future date.
>If then Fernando decided along with KarinsDad that it should be restored, then I
>expect it would be (2/3 moderators chose that stance).
>In the meantime, we have been deprived of the post for some hours.
>So what?  The alternative is to remove the moderator's ability to act, which is
>just plain ridiculous.  If I am forced to moderate and I see a post that I think
>should be removed, I will remove it on the spot.  Then I will ask the other two
>their opinions via email.  If both think I was all wet, then I would restore it.

Right.  I made myself accountable to my fellow moderators and to Steve.  If I
had made a mistake, the damage done would not have been severe, and the chance
of a mistake is outweighed by the ability to respond instantly.

Think about how this could have gone.  Some member could have written a bad
post, I see it, it gets deleted, and I forward it to them and explain why that
kind of thing shouldn't be written here, the other moderators are on the CC list
for this.

The general membership doesn't see it, so they don't get upset and don't
complain, and the person who wrote the bad post sees the light and doesn't
complain or do it again.  End of problem.


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