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Date:         Wed, 14 Jan 2009 15:16:13 -0600
Reply-To:     Jeff Palmer <jpalmer@MTS.NET>
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From:         Jeff Palmer <jpalmer@MTS.NET>
Subject:      Re: Vanagon List Moderator
Comments: To: BenT Syncro <syncro@GMAIL.COM>
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I'd be happy with Ben.

Maybe it's just the Canadian in me, but i am ok with a benevolent dictatorship. Much simpler than running an election. If we don't like the guy, we can overthrow him at the first possible opportunity.

With 800 listees, who could handle an election?

Maybe we need a term limit though!

Jeff in Winnipeg

On 14-Jan-09, at 3:16 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)

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