[CentOS] Mailinglist moderation
greg.knaddison at gmail.com
Sat Sep 10 22:33:14 UTC 2005
On 9/10/05, Steven Vishoot <sir_funzone at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- Dag Wieers <dag at wieers.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, 10 Sep 2005, Peter Arremann wrote:
> > > On Saturday 10 September 2005 06:34, Maciej
> > ÿÿenczykowski wrote:
> > > > I don't think that's what our project leads
> > should be devoting their time
> > > > towards...
> > >
> > > I agree with you there. Filter out on your client
> > what you don't want to see -
> > > but don't expect geeks like the guys that develop
> > CentOS to waste their time
> > > with mundane things like moderating a list...
> > I think you have a specific definition of 'list
> > moderation'. Mailman
> > allows to moderate individuals or topics on a case
> > by case basis. If a
> > thread becomes spurious and loaded with lots of
> > negative comments a
> > 'known' moderator could simply state that a topic
> > has to be ended or moved
> > to somewhere else (private or other mailinglist).
> > And if necessary he can
> > moderate individuals or topics. (temporary)
> > This moderation also slows down the interaction,
> > because in most cases
> > people are answering mails at the same time and
> > repeating stuff they've
> > just said because someone else just replied and
> > didn't read the mail
> > you've just send. (silly but that's what happens at
> > a fast pace)
> > I did not imply moderating each and every post all
> > the time.
> > Once we have a moderator who can intervene (and is
> > known), I bet most
> > people will behave and think before posting
> > anything, because there might
> > be a penalty (read: being moderated temporary).
> > So it's mostly a change in attitude to the list.
> > The moderator also doesn't have to be a CentOS
> > developer per se, in fact,
> > it may be better if not. But at this point the
> > CentOS developers have to
> > decide whether or not to do this. That's why I
> > addressed them.
> > Kind regards,
> > -- dag wieers, dag at wieers.com,
> > http://dag.wieers.com/ --
> > [all I want is a warm bed and a kind word and
> > unlimited power]>
> > CentOS mailing list
> > CentOS at centos.org
> > http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos
> I then Volunteer Mr. Dag Wieers to the position of
> Moderator of the centos general mailing list!
I second and co-nominate Jim Perrin to terms of 6 months.
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