[Ansteorra] Recent List Behavior

Bree Flowers evethejust at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 05:25:30 PDT 2012

Thank you so very much for these thoughtful and sensible suggestions.

On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 7:09 AM, Webminister, Ansteorra
<kingdom at webminister.ansteorra.org> wrote:

> 4. Finally, Please don't publicly ask someone to kill a thread.  Send it to them in a private email.  Each and every
> person has the right to be on this list and the right to discuss whatever they wish within the bounds of reason and
> common courtesy.  If it needs to be killed for the greater good of the Kingdom, as has happened from time to time, then
> myself, the Kingdom Seneschal, and the Crown will ensure that this happens.  Do you really want this list to be group
> moderated?  It's not as pleasant as it sounds and the conversation that people want closed next time may be the one you
> are interested in.
> William Cameron deBlakstan
> Webminister, Ansteorra

William, instead of privately e-mailing all those involved in a
conversation asking them to stop it, might it be better advised for
them to e-mail yourself? It would give you a good sense of when a
topic has become offensive to a large proportion of the e-mail list
and save people from having personal confrontations (not to mention
having to privately e-mail multiple persons participating in a
thread). Just a thought and feel free to disregard it.

Incidentally, while I may disagree with some of the opinions expressed
in the thread some think has gone on too long, the only thing that has
offended me is the people who have asked multiple times for the
conversation to end because of their personal boredom with the topic.
It strikes me as especially ironic that they complain some of those
participating in the discussion are just repeating themselves when
they are themselves committing the same offense. To them I would say
"Really, we heard your request to end the discussion the first time,
repeating the request doesn't make us more likely to comply."


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