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

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at swbell.net
Tue Sep 27 22:51:57 UTC 2011

On 09/27/2011 04:45 AM, Alan Pope wrote:
> Hi all,
> The Ubuntu Community Council would like to invite active members of
> this list to volunteer as moderators.
> Once the Community Council has some volunteers we will make a
> selection and announce on the list.
> The role entails keeping the list within the bounds of the mailing
> list guidelines [0]&  [1]. More specifically this involves keeping
> conversations within the Ubuntu Code of Conduct and ensuring
> conversations on-topic. As this is a support list we expect moderators
> to encourage support, and actively discourage off-topic chatter on the
> list.
> Ideally moderators would have some experience of mailman moderation
> tools and will have moderated similar lists in the past. Ubuntu
> Membership [1] is not required for this role, but being a moderator
> for a period will contribute towards gaining Ubuntu Membership.
> Please email community-council at lists.ubuntu.com to nominate yourself.
> Questions/comments are welcome publicly in this thread, or privately
> to the Community Council.
> Many thanks,
> Alan Pope
> [0] http://www.ubuntu.com/support/community/mailinglists
> [1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MailingLists
> [2] http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership

This thread has been spun all out of proportion. If you re-read the 
above you will see that there is no mention of placing the list on 
moderation.It is, pure and simple, a call for volunteers to act as 
assistant moderators. Nothing more.

The list IS a "moderated list". Always has been.


"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for dinner. 
Liberty is a well-armed lamb."     - Benjamin Franklin -

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