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Date:         Wed, 14 Jan 2009 08:46:55 -0500
Reply-To:     Jim Johnston <inmytree1@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         Jim Johnston <inmytree1@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Vanagon List Moderator
Comments: To: BenT Syncro <>
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Hi Ben,

I say go for it. If you ready, willing, and able, you have my support...

I'm sure you'll do a fine job. I subscribe to the notion "you can't please everyone". And, in my worklife, I've moved up within a company (not saying this is the same) and without doubt, both times this happened, I heard "well, you used to do this". I let them know that I don't really care about then, and this is now...

I don't think we need a board of directors, just someone willing to do the job....

I'm also on the subi-vanagon yahoo list, and the Moderator over there is great. It's interesting to see the difference between the two. That list does have the benefit of a files section, which is very nice.

Thanks for offering to take the reigns...keep you flame suit on, it's only going to get hotter...


On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 4:16 AM, BenT Syncro <> wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 6:01 PM, Michael Sullivan < > >wrote: > > > Sorry to post this comment as I am a proponent of free speech, BUT it > seems > > that there are no restraints to this list lately in regards to off-topic > > posts and continuation of said posts after Fryday. I feel like my delete > > key > > is getting worn out. I know that I have had a couple of previous > off-topic > > posts, but this is getting ridiculous. All off-topic posts should be > > pmailed or chat!. Nothing else positive to say. Sincerely, > > > > BTW-Little closing quotes are reallllly annoying. > > > > -- > > Michael in San Antonio > > 91GL AT 'Gringo' > > > > > I volunteered to try my hand as List moderator. Like many folks' keyboards, > the recent rash of unbriddled off-topic discussions was been wearing out my > delete key. I believe that in order for the List to continue to survive as > a > true community, some sort of moderation needs to be put in effect. > Otherwise, I suspect the greater portion of the membership will resort to > lurking if not dropping their membership altogether. That would be an > excusable shame. > > Jim said I should bring this up to the List in general. I don't know how > one > could count votes. Besides, most folks probably will not likely participate > in the process. As far as I can recall, the choice for moderator has always > been decided by the people with the hardware (for the listserver). Now it's > apparently a totally different deal. Jim was able to moderate remotely. The > equipment is still at TomC's place and I think there is still some > connection to Coyote's site. > > Anyway, please share our thoughts about this. Pmail if necessary. > > > BenT > (flame suit on) >

-- Jim Wilmington, NC

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