Well - - all of you know I have an opinion thats not
always humble, but I will share it all the same.
IMO - - I dont see a thing wrong with hosting such
material IF thats what you want to do, but I must confess that discussing such
hosting material on a WISPA list is not exactly kosher as we are trying to
accomplish some rather extroidinary things with the Gov't. Such topics can not
be helpful in these matters and thus - I agree with Brother Harnish's asking
that particular topic go else where as it "may" stand the opportunity at a later
date to be considered less than professional and detrimental to what we are
trying accomplish. It is in a totally different ball field than any other "off
topic" discussions that we have here from time to time. I would also hate to be
meeting with Gov't officailas and one of tem ask me - - - so how is that porn
service running for you? :-)
I also have an opinion for those of you who took
such deep offense at Ricks comments - - - If you know Harnish then you know he
had put thought into the matter before he asked the discussion be discontinued
on list. He has never been a list "nazi" and such comments are offending and
hurtful. I really think most of us (me included) ought to put a little more
thought into what we are typing and re-read it before we hit send
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 10:30
Subject: [WISPA] Moderation Duties and
I took over the moderation of the
firstname.lastname@example.org list about a year
and one half ago. The previous moderator handed over the reigns for a
variety of reasons but many of which were criticisms about how he did his job
and the personal stress involved. I have received the same criticisms
and have let them hit my thick skin as gracefully as I could.
This position is not a fun one, I
need to try and keep up with about 5 WISPA listservs as well as other duties
for 50 [EMAIL PROTECTED] lists.
Tonight, I was about 75 messages behind when I found time to catch up.
Alexs post with the title, New Revenue Stream was one of the newest
messages when I checked. I will admit, I wasnt in the best mood when I
read it. Knowing that this list is publicly monitored, I really did not
feel it was the proper place to discuss hosting pornography and describing how
profitable it could be. I try to be pretty liberal in my moderation
duties, but I felt this one stepped over the line. Several of you feel I
was in error. Possibly.
I have received a few complaints
about my decision. This decision to moderate in no way harbored ill
thoughts towards Alex Huppenthal. I would have responded the same way on
that thread for any poster. I am disappointed he took my action so
deeply to heart. Normally, I would not let a few complaints bother me,
but in this case I am choosing to respond. While I stand by my decision
that this was not proper content for this list, I will allow the thread to
continue if the members feel it is important. If you feel I was in
error, feel free to contact me offlist.
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