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
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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
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 6:01 PM, Michael Sullivan <email@example.com
> > Sorry to post this comment as I am a proponent of free speech, BUT it
> > 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
> > 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
> 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
> 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 vanagon.com site.
> Anyway, please share our thoughts about this. Pmail if necessary.
> (flame suit on)