Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: Youe response to Asbestos,
Re: Youe response to Asbestos,
Wed, 18 Nov 1998 14:19:05 EST
I agree about your comments on censorship in general, copied below. However,
the group 'standard' of conduct agreed to by all of us at time of signup was
the scouting conduct.
Flaming *always* destroys these types of forums, and has no palce here, IMHO.
If you look at the postings sent under AD/HD in particular, I think you would
agree the invective was inappropriate for SCOUTS-L. We would never, as
leaders, tolerate this type of personal attack and name-calling at any den,
Pack or other scouting meeting I have ever attended.
Having been on this forum for quite awhile, I think I trust Jon Edison's
opinion of what is and is not appropriate. Simply being able to say whatever
one wants about another person because the web is so 'impersonal' is no excuse
for non-scoutlike behavior.
Just my $0.02
Cubmaster, Pack 635
Desert Pacific Council
Kit Carson District 26
In a message dated 98-11-16 07:35:50 EST, email@example.com writes:
<< YMMV. IMHO, there's more danger in self-appointed censors than in a
free, frank and open discussion. I agree that personal attacks are mot
appropriate, but I'd rather have the group define the standards than
have someone, even well-meaning, start filtering the discussion
according to a personal interpretations of what is and what is not
> Unfortunately, there has been a bit of outright personal attacks and name
> calling, especially on the AD/HD posts in your digests.
> Others have noticed, but the flames slipped throught he filters, because
> Edison was unavailable, and others were monitoring the messages, and missed
> The posts were outright nasty, meeting the 'flame' definitions very well.
> Dennis Haynes
> Cubmaster, Pack 635
YIS, Steve on Cattail Creek <Steven G. Tyler>, Severna Park, MD, USA
"The Computer Counselor," Technology Consulting for the Law Office
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