[fosscomm] proposal: rule 1 for the moderator

Vivek Khurana hiddenharmony at gmail.com
Mon Jul 13 23:35:38 PDT 2009

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 8:21 AM, Nagarjuna G. <nagarjun at gnowledge.org>wrote:

> Whoever intends to be a moderator, take the word "moderate"
> seriously. I propose the following rule number 1:
> Sine we do not have an appointed moderator, anyone who intends to
> take
> up that role, do it privately with the 'alleged' offender, and
> explain
> your reasons.  Do not use 'terse' language, moderation is an
> expensive
> job. again: do spell out the reasons, provide links that explain the
> reasons etc.  If you have no time to moderate, remain silent or
> ignore.
> Sooner we list the rest of the rules public and inform them to every
> subscriber, the better.  Else, poster may always take the attitude,
> "you did not inform me before".

 I wonder how many of so called 'moderators' who tend to become tyrant
administrators will understand the above. Infact above points can be useful
for moderators/ops/admins of other mailing lists/IRC channels.


The hidden harmony is better than the obvious!!
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