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

Dave Woyciesjes woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net
Wed Sep 28 16:55:59 UTC 2011

Amedee Van Gasse wrote:
> On Tue, September 27, 2011 20:35, Avi Greenbury wrote:
>> Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
>>> 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 don't think particularly active moderation is likely to be needed for
>> more than a month or so. There's only a few users who habitually post
>> off-topic replies, and I suspect that the intended effect is precisely
>> for them to leave, and let the list return to its previously rather
>> useful state.
>> Really, the object of this excercise is probably to make more certain
>> that the rump of -sounder doesn't insist on staying here.
>>> 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.
>> Sounder wasn't broken by moderation, it was closed because Canonical no
>> longer saw a reason to host a non-ubuntu-related list. They have even
>> more justification, in my opinion, to want to stop this one becoming
>> another not-ubuntu-related list.
>>> People /will/ talk, and about what they wish.  Adults don't need
>>> baby-sitting, no matter the fears of those in 'control'.
>> This list was perfectly useful without all the off topic posts before
>> -sounder went. I really don't think we need those 'Adults' who are
>> incapable of remaining on-topic in a support list.
>>> Cybe R. Wizard -prefers freedom to intellectual brow-beating
>> There's no intellectual brow-beating going on. There's just moves to
>> make this list something that's worth subscribing to for someone who is
>> looking for a list matching the nominal description of this one.
> I would like to nominate Avi, should he accept.
> I kept the full quote, it serves as his application.

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