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Subject: Re: I see 2 minor problems

Author: James Robertson

Date: 09:57:34 07/23/99

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On July 23, 1999 at 09:02:57, Harald Faber wrote:

>As far as I can see it without knowing Fernandos post, there are 2 problems
>here.
>
>1) Fernando kind of overreacted due to his message deletion.
>2) Bruce who strictly sticks to the charter.
>
>My personal point of view is that (1) COULD/SHOULD be no problem. When I was
>moderator there were also messages deleted that I had written. I had no problem
>with that. I was not very lucky about that but I understood and accepted that at
>least another moderator saw my posts as inappropriate. Where is the problem to
>say, OK, maybe it was wrong and shouldn't be posted here? I know that there are
>some guys having big problems with that, some left CCC because of such.
>TOLERANCE is the keyword. A bit more tolerance instead of being stubborn and
>feeling offended.
>The same for Bruce. A bit more tolerance and he wouldn't have deleted that joke.
>I am totally aware that this here is a computer chess club, but do we have to
>stick that strictly to this? Offtopics should be handled with appropriate
>sensitivity. Jokes with Nazis, sodomy etc. are certainly not tolerable but I
>don't assume Fernando having made such a joke.
>
>So PROBABLY there wouldn't have a problem risen if more T O L E R A N C E would
>exist. That's all I expect from everyone her. And I don't think that I expect
>too much.
>
>Think about it.
>
>Harald Faber, glad not to have been elected :-)

I will play devil's advocate: the problem with tolerance is who's definition of
"tolerance" do we accept? How "tolerant" should we be? Why should _your_
definition of "tolerance" be the one used? Why should a joke with Nazis be bad
but one with sexual content acceptable? Why should ANYTHING be unacceptable? Can
you explain the difference between a joke with Nazis, and one with sexual
content?

My point is, my view that both jokes should be deleted is not everyone's. As a
result, we need some independent guidlines.

But we do have guidlines, laid out in the CCC charter. It says BOTH groups of
jokes are wrong, so delete them and don't look back.

James



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