About banning threads, was Re: Jaunty: Where is the suspend option?

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Mon Apr 6 17:52:03 UTC 2009

Myriam Schweingruber wrote:

>> I hesitate to respond to anything you write, as you seem to have the
>> power to arbitrarily ban threads on this list, however...
> I *never* arbitrary banned a thread that made sense on this support
> list. The only reason to add a thread to the Spam filter is when it
> goes OT and people don't even bother to change the subject line
> accordingly or continue the thread even if asked to stop..
> But, if a list moderator says that a subject is closed, you are not
> supposed to continue to add *any* comments, as you did today on a
> subject that was indeed closed. It has been filtered now.

I did NOT.  At the time I added my two cents, to a discussion that is
ENTIRELY proper on this list, I had not received any announcement that the
subject was "closed".  Closing a thread within hours of the first post is
certainly arbitrary.
> Derek, understand that this list absolutely needs moderation as it far

No, I _don't_ understand that.


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