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Subject: Re: I resign the Post as Moderator.

Author: Phil Dixon

Date: 13:42:13 07/23/99

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On July 23, 1999 at 12:17:18, Bruce Moreland wrote:

>On July 23, 1999 at 06:53:45, Phil Dixon wrote:
>>On July 22, 1999 at 21:29:44, Bruce Moreland wrote:
>>>Alright.  Let's talk practical stuff, like I in fact did in my "platform" thing.
>>>Someone who you have never heard of writes a post with the title:
>>>"F--- you"
>>>The content of the post is:
>>>"No really, f--- you".
>>>That's all, but of course the hyphens in the post are of course not hyphens, and
>>>I would ordinarily spell out the words, but given the present climate I think
>>>people would probably jump on me.
>>>You run across this post at 12:38 a.m., as you are getting ready to go to bed.
>>>What do *you* do about this, as one of three moderators?
>>Of course you delete it.  But *you* are not comparing apples to apples here with
>>your hypothetical situation.  I know that this is not an easy job.  No matter
>>what you do, someone will be unhappy.  I stick by what I said but I will
>>reluctantly agree that the moderators "sometimes" have to make the decision by
>Right, this is a more extreme case.  It actually happened, too, last year, and
>there have been other posts of this nature.  Sometimes it is obvious that a post
>should go away.
>Ok, you are now reading the group, and you come across a post in a thread by
>itself, which relates to positions for intercourse.  Almost certainly this is
>going to get complaint by reasonable people.  Almost certainly this is going to
>make some people pretty mad, mad enough to complain via email and/or respond
>with a flame.  I think it is pretty clear that this needs to go as well.
Now that I know the content, you are right.  It HAS to go.
At least we can have a reasonable discussion and difference of opinion here
about moderation.  I took ONE look at rgcc and was horrified and never went
(will) go back.  I don't read every post, I know nothing about programming, but
I still learn things here that are useful to me when I play the game that has
fascinated me for forty years.

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