Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: A rose by any other name . . .
Re: A rose by any other name . . .
Mon, 16 Nov 1998 17:04:22 -0600
While I certainly can't speak for Jon, I thought I would throw out my ideas
on editing a list...(which comes from my meager experience doing on the
I tend to give conversations a long lee-way. Venture is not a moderated
list in the sense that every message is read before it is posted, though I
know that such exist. I only intervene when members of the list e-mail me
personally (or to the list) with concerns about topics and such. We have a
"hands-off" mode on Venture.
I am on a list that appears to be at the whim of the moderator--those who
criticize the moderator will be removed. I am in total disagreement with
this policy. I am likewise in disagreement with any moderators who send
personal e-mail to list members saying that their messages are inappropriate
*unless the moderator can attach a copy of the list rules with the message*.
It is for this reason that I am no longer a member of another
In any case, it appears to me that Jon is somewhat hands-off, which I think
is pretty good...these threads tend to work themselves out.
Jason A. Cruse
Cruse Consulting Services, Inc.
FAX (573) 406-0632
From: Steven G. Tyler <sgtyler@EROLS.COM>
To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L <SCOUTS-L@TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU>
Date: Monday, November 16, 1998 8:48 AM
Subject: A rose by any other name . . .
>I received a private e-mail that implied that, yes, there *had* been
>clear flaming on the list, and that only because Jon had been otherwise
>occupied had any such flames slipped through. That raised a couple of
>questions in my mind:
>1. *Does* the listowner exercise editorial oversight as to the contents
>of each post?
>2. If so, does the poster whose post was rejected get any notice that
>his/her post had been rejected?
>As to 1., frankly I have no problem if clearly inappropriate posts
>("You, too, can make a Million Bucks! Really!") are filtered out, and
>the same for posts that are obscene/scatological. I'm a bit more
>concerned if Jon (or others) are imposing their personal standards to
>bounce well-intended posts, especially if the poster isn't told about
>the censorship. With the usual backup on the list, it may be a day or so
>before a post appears, and I, for one, don't keep that close a tab on
>what I've submitted.
>For the record, this is *not* intended as a flame, and in any event Jon
>can do whatever he wants to with the list -- I'm just curious what the
>"rules" actually are.
>YIS, Steve on Cattail Creek <Steven G. Tyler>, Severna Park, MD, USA
> "The Computer Counselor," Technology Consulting for the Law Office
> Advancement Chair and de facto Webmaster, Troop 339,
> Baltimore Area Council, BSA (http://members.aol.com/troop339/)