[sumo] Please update- Time for a SML moderator???
rannohana at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 5 12:54:21 EDT 2008
Charles Crayne wrote (September 4, 2008 11:45:21 PM):
>The software does allow moderation to be turned on or off for each
>individual member. When moderation is turned on, the member's posts go
>into a queue, and a notice is sent to the moderator, who must then make
>a decision about the acceptability of the message.
Not that I can say that I really understand the ins and outs of ML software,
but if I understand Charles correctly its seems that moderation can only be turned
on or off on an individual case basis. Therefore, I am not sure who would decide which
list members require moderation and which members do not. Assuming that list moderation is turned
on for all members, it would seem that this would severely interrupt the flow of messages to
this list, which during a basho would be in my opinion unacceptable.
In response to the current poll, I would question how "light" and
"heavy" moderation would be operationally defined to the agreement of all concerned. I am not sure
what #4 means, and even if I did, again how it would be operationally defined to the agreement of all.
Therefore, my vote would be for #1 - "No moderation, no way, leave the list as is"
I agree with Mike that in a perfect world "netiquette" would be the answer, but regarding the internet
I long ago gave up on the notion that it could be a "perfect world".
"Oh I used to be disgusted
and now I try to be amused." (E. Costello)
> From: jeffand at regent.edu
> To: sumo at webtrek.com
> Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 10:14:53 -0400
> Subject: RE: Re:[sumo] Please update- Time for a SML moderator???
> If Scott is starting a poll, I vote for #2.
> Jeff - Gai
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: sumo-bounces at webtrek.com [mailto:sumo-bounces at webtrek.com] On
> > Behalf Of Scott M. Kahn
> > Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 9:26 AM
> > To: Sumo Mailing List
> > Subject: Re:[sumo] Please update- Time for a SML moderator???
> > The early results from the sumo forum poll are pretty much anti
> > mailing list, but that is not surprising since it would mostly
> > attract discouraged former mailing list subscribers. Considering
> > their dismay with the tone of the mailing list, I doubt that any
> > sumo "insider" would vote they would return. If there was change
> > in the mailing list, then after some reflection, they may.
> > A truer reading would be to have a poll here on the mailing list,
> > that would allow current subscribers, whether in lurker mode or
> > active posters to chime in:
> > For example...
> > 1) No moderation, no way, leave the list as is
> > 2) Light moderation, bounce back messages containing personal
> > attacks
> > 3) Heavy moderation, bounce back all negative messages
> > 4) Moderation by header, within the subject line
> > I think it would be worthwhile to begin a poll here, and to pass
> > along the results to the mailing list administrator.
> > Sukubidubidu
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