On Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 1:48 PM Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijs...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hoi,
> I am troubled with the ease doubt is raised about people contributing to
> this mailing list/ our community/ our projects. This is a mailing list that
> has the option of moderation. That is already in itself a sure way of
> driving people away. However, it is not the same as going whole hog and ban
> like it is proposed.
>

If your concern is about ensuring a wide range of voices, I would note that
most people we "lose" from this list are not those who are moderated out of
existence.  Rather, they unsubscribe because they are frustrated about the
tone or the behavior of other participants.  As for what Risker said, I
would not describe it as "ease."  She has politely raised this after many
years of James behaving in the same way.  This list has generally tolerated
sharply different viewpoints, and it should continue to do so, even though
it will discourage some people from participating.  But we should not have
to put up with this sort of "I didn't hear that" behavior (if you'll
forgive my using English Wikipedia jargon).

Emufarmers
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