[sumo] Please update- Time for a SML moderator???
brownro214 at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 4 20:40:02 EDT 2008
I doubt list moderation would bring back the quitters. IMO, many (not all) of those who quit the list were upset that they weren't being treated with the deference they thought they deserved. Someone who would give themselves the pseudonym of Yokozuna on the Forum must have a very high opinion of themselves. One criticism or disagreement with the "expert" and off they go sulking to the Forum. The quitters are not likely to return until they stop thinking only of themselves and start thinking about spreading an appreciation of Sumo. If these "experts" really cared about Sumo, they would participate in as many media as were available. By hiding in the Forum, they seem to be trying to keep Sumo in their own private little world.
List moderation is very time consuming and affects the immediacy of the list. I just don't think it would help.
Back to lurking.
Bob "Kodaiyama" Brown
--- On Thu, 9/4/08, Doreen Simmons <jz8d-smmn at asahi-net.or.jp> wrote:
> From: Doreen Simmons <jz8d-smmn at asahi-net.or.jp>
> Subject: Re: [sumo] Please update- Time for a SML moderator???
> To: "Sumo Mailing List" <sumo at webtrek.com>
> Date: Thursday, September 4, 2008, 8:01 PM
> On 2008/09/05, at 3:07, Jimmy wrote:
> > The List is moribund because some of our heaviest
> contributors ditched
> > us after they weren't treated very well by fellow
> List-members. These
> > things happen. It's a post-mailing list kind of
> world now, so it's
> > probably unlikely the List will ever be truly vital
> > Unfortunately, the Sumo Forum isn't really a
> substitute for many of
> > the things—amity, among them—that the List once
> How right you are! I still dislike the Sumo Forum -- the
> hoops you have
> to jump through, the bells and whistles, as well as the
> pseudonyms and
> the general lack of courtesy -- though I try to visit once
> or twice a
> day, just to see what's new, apart from Moti's
> information specials.
> Mostly I don't bother to say anything because
> there's bound to be some
> truculent fool of a newbie demanding detailed answers to
> questions. The only way to deal with that kind of person is
> to ignore
> At least we've found out that a whole lot of people are
> still on the
> SML! They're still crawling out of the woodwork -- nice
> to hear from
> you again!
> Nine a.m. and work calls....
> Doreen Simmons
> jz8d-smmn at asahi-net.or.jp
> Sumo mailing list
> Sumo at webtrek.com
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