[ADMIN] Additional moderator(s) sought for ubuntu-users list

Cybe R. Wizard cyber_wizard at mindspring.com
Tue Sep 27 18:26:22 UTC 2011

On Tue, 27 Sep 2011 11:00:44 -0700
Pastor JW <pastor_jw at the-inner-circle.org> wrote:

> On Tuesday, September 27, 2011 10:00:38 am Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> > On Tue, 27 Sep 2011 10:45:45 +0100
> > 
> > Alan Pope <alan at popey.com> wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > > 
> > > The Ubuntu Community Council would like to invite active members
> > > of this list to volunteer as moderators.
> > 
> > Uh, oh, looks like this list's days are numbered, too, just like
> > Sounder's were. Why not just let people be people as long as
> > there's no personal abuse going on?
> Hopefully it would stop those 100 post long nonsense and off topic
> treads we now see so much of.  Because of the work load, I'd vote for
> the plural on the moderator(s) question.  A good helpful list
> shouldn't need to be filled with noise all the time.  It renders the
> list as worthless as Google and it ruins the helpful part. Then too,
> the noise factor bogs the new users down in their quest to actually
> learn how something works.
If that's your feeling, why haven't /you/ been telling folks off for OT
posts?  Why delegate authority to another who may have (/probably/ has)
a different agenda than that which is shown publicly?

My own experience is that, if a list needs moderation, the list members
themselves will take care of it, either through ignoring the
noise-makers or chastising them.  Failing that, moderation only chases
away the good help, the ones who won't put up with nannies and /good
momma/ moderation.

I've seen it go just that way on a good many lists so far, Sounder
included, and imagine this one will go to the dogs pretty quickly if
moderation is imminent.

People /will/ talk, and about what they wish.  Adults don't need
baby-sitting, no matter the fears of those in 'control'.

Of course, there's always the forum.  Heh.

Cybe R. Wizard -prefers freedom to intellectual brow-beating
When Windows are opened the bugs come in.

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