Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 15:09:03 -0500
Reply-To: Mike Collum <collum@VERIZON.NET>
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From: Mike Collum <collum@VERIZON.NET>
Subject: Re: Vanagon List Moderator
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As I see it, Warren Chapman rules the subaruvanagon list with an iron
fist. He does, however, talk softly but carries a big stick. Off topic
posts simply aren't tolerated. The rules are simple but well enforced.
Scott Daniel - Turbovans wrote:
> well this all sounds very nice, but, seems to me it is sorely lacking in an
> important principle............
> the well-known KISS Principle.
> you know..................Keep It Simple Stupid.
> Elected Council of 9 sounds WAY outside of that to me.
> And for sure, any moderator needs to not take anything personally........
> not get overly attached to things being a certain way, etc......
> it requires what I would call 'tactful restraint'.
> And a whole lotta 'just nothing shakes them up too much.'
> The subaruvanagon list is a great example......Warren Chapman there.....
> he guides with a not too firm hand.....never gets all tweaked out....
> has to steer people back on course now and then...........
> and even occasionally give a weirdo the boot..............but it's never
> overly dramatic or painful......
> distinct lack of drama.
> Mastery has the quality of appearing effortless............they accomplish
> it on subaruvanagon quite well.
> Should be possible here too.
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