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Subject: Re: I resign the Post as Moderator.

Author: Christophe Theron

Date: 10:13:20 07/23/99

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On July 22, 1999 at 20:19:31, Dann Corbit wrote:

>On July 22, 1999 at 20:12:33, Bruce Moreland wrote:
>>On July 22, 1999 at 19:28:18, Mark Young wrote:
>>>I never did understand the moderation representation on CCC. We vote for three
>>>moderators, but instead of having two of the three moderators agreeing to delete
>>>a post, we have three three kings that do as they will when they see a post they
>>>think should be deleted. This approach kills the representation of the mass of
>>>CCC. Not a very logical way to represent the voters.
>>>Under the circumstances of how the moderators represent the voters I understand
>>>and agree with your reasons for resigning. As it stands now if one moderator can
>>>delete posts at will without the consent of at least one other moderator, this
>>>leave you unable to represent your position and view as moderator that you ran
>>>and were elected on by the voters of CCC to represent.
>>It depends upon how you see the job of moderator.  I view post deletion as a
>>police function, mainly.  You wouldn't expect the cops to get together and vote
>>before they arrested someone, would you?
>>The voting process has no hierarchy or decision process built in.  We elect
>>three moderators but we don't give them any framework for dealing with each
>>other.  My first point of business was to try to establish a framework, but we
>>never got together and did it.
>>I think this is only the second time that something was deleted, it has been
>>mostly quiet so far.
>>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.
>Since it appears that I may be forced into the picture, I'll give my two cents
>on it.  If I do become a moderator, I will likely be a lot more snip-happy than
>Fernando was.  E.g., if I saw a dirty joke, I would probably cut that too.  Now,
>if the other two moderators decided that I was an arrogant ignorant puke and
>restore the post, so be it.  That's one reason why there are three.
>OTOH, let me state before-hand that I trust the judgement of KarinsDad and Bruce
>so implicity that I am almost sure to go along with any deletion they decide
>Perhaps Fernando will reconsider.  It seems that the denizens of this group
>wanted a free-spirit in the moderator list.  OTOH, you can't push a rope.

I hope he will not reconsider. As a moderator, sending such a "suicide email"
and causing so much trouble, just for a joke, and being unable to solve the
problem in private is a major mistake.

NOTE: I voted for him initially. I expected a calm, cool, wise, moderation from
him. Instead of this he starts a fire.

Let's find another moderator.


>As for deleting my posts...
>When and if I am forced into the role of moderator my posts have no special
>value at all.  They should get deleted if I get out of line, just like any
>other.  Further, I will agree with the one deleting it so if either KarinsDad or
>Bruce says to delete my post I will go along with it.  Period.

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