On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 12:26:21PM -0800, prad wrote: > On Sat, 13 Dec 2008 12:43:02 -0700 > Chad Perrin <per...@apotheon.com> wrote: > > > I'll > > provide a technical example, as opposed to a social example, so maybe > > you'll be able to understand my point ... > > > good illustrative examples, chad! > > i think moderation has value if it is done reasonably. for instance, > people who talk about foreign currency values on a freebsd list should > be watched very closely.
I think that can be handled quite easily by community social pressure, and moderation would just set a precedent for "it's someone else's job". > > woj made a good point in another post i think in that he's happy > helping beginners who really do wish to learn. i know i've come across > some who think the world owes them everything and make ridiculous > demands on a list (not to mention ot posts - and they aren't even > trying to sell you anything!). > > however, in general i like giorgos' comment the best that he was helped > a decade ago and he's returning that favor. so in that respect, i agree > with your 'false positives' concern - innocent till proven guilty! Thank you. > > anyone know if there are moderators for this list? > > i know there are some very nice people who keep watch. once i messaged > the test list with a ports question (i was having trouble emailing this > one - so i was testing to see if there was some problem in general), > and a very considerate person from freebsd.org, Remko Lodder, emailed > me asking if i knew that i was emailing the test list. i found it > really decent that people look out for others here! Me too -- and I'm glad you weren't told to go away and email a different list because ports questions are "off topic" for the test list. -- Chad Perrin [ content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ] Quoth Martin Luther: "Do not suppose that abuses are eliminated by destroying the object which is abused. Men can go wrong with wine and women. Shall we then prohibit and abolish women?"
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