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Subject: Re: I resign the Post as Moderator.

Author: Christophe Theron

Date: 09:45:51 07/23/99

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On July 23, 1999 at 01:07:04, Bruce Moreland wrote:

>On July 22, 1999 at 23:40:29, Christophe Theron wrote:
>>On July 22, 1999 at 20:12:33, Bruce Moreland wrote:
>>>I don't think that moderators are above the charter, and I will react the same
>>>way to a moderator post as to any other post.  If I had seen any other member
>>>post that I would have deleted it.
>>To Bruce: Of course moderators have to be treated in a special way! Maybe now
>>you understand why?
>>What about:
>>#1. deleting the post.
>>#2. sending an email to Fernando saying "Sorry, I have deleted your post to
>>avoid some trouble, but let's talk about it tomorrow together with Karinsdad and
>>decide if it is appropriate to repost it".
>>Just doing point #2 would have saved us from a lot of trouble I think. Just a
>>little bit of tact, you know...
>I deleted the post and forwarded it to the CCC moderation email alias, along
>with the explanation that I deleted the message because I didn't think that CCC
>should become the "dirty joke forum".
>Fernando wrote me some mail in which he essentially called me a prude,
>criticized my parents, and accused me of being narrow-minded and fanatical.  I
>forwarded this back to the CCC moderation alias and replied.
>I reiterated that I thought that it was right that I deleted the post, and
>described a few obvious awful problems that we could have if I had allowed that
>post to stay.  I suggested that if he wanted to repost it, I would not delete
>it, but I reserved the right to make a response.
>He replied defending the content of his post, and that was it until the "I
>resign" post in here.
>What did you think happened instead?

I thought you just deleted the post without informing Fernando. That's how I
interpreted the posts from Fernando and you. Sorry. I suppose this wasn't

From what you say it looks like the moderators communicated with each other and
discussed a little bit about the problem, but at first I thought it wasn't the

So I have to apologize to you for what I said. It sounds like you did what I
would have done too, so I don't see a reason to blame you anymore.

Being a moderator is a dirty job, and I didn't help with my post. At least maybe
it helped to understand what happened exactly, because it wasn't quite clear.

I still don't like the way Fernando put the stuff in public here. Maybe he can
tell something about it, but the way he did it is in my opinion completely


#1 you make the problem public in order to get some kind of referee from the
other members, why not


#2 you don't make the problem public (you already discussed about it with the
other moderators) and simply say that you resign from being a moderator "for
personal reasons"


#3 make the problem public AND resign the job

Doing so is the best way to create a big mess here and do exactly the opposite
of what you are supposed to do as a moderator.

This is indeed "self imolation", and causing trouble on purpose.


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