[CentOS] Mailinglist moderation
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Sat Sep 10 11:30:03 UTC 2005
On Sat, 2005-09-10 at 12:49 +0200, Dominik Składanowski wrote:
> > I think the time (150 messages and counting) has come to ask someone of
> > the CentOS team to start moderating this list. I don't mind people
> > discussing whatever topic they like, but not at the expense of the
> > mailinglist and its members.
> > I don't think the topic really doesn't matter in these discussions, and if
> > done in private they would stand for long anyway.
> > I would propose someone who has authority of moderating people to send out
> > a warning when a thread has to end (eg. when people start repeating
> > themselves or insults become the main theme) and if necessary temporarily
> > moderate these people/the thread.
> > I think the mere existence of such a moderator could be sufficient to end
> > lasting threads like the previous.
> In my opinion the best way would be make few more detailed lists. Ex.:
> security at centos.org hardware at centos.org etc.
We have discussed this (more lists). That might be good for some
things. We'll look at it again.
In the meantime ... I don't want to babysit people.
For crying out load, we don't need to personally attack people and
resort to very negative things.
With the thread in question (which I have a couple posts to), we could
have easily posted some examples of both a centos 3 and 4 metadata file
and had some meaningful discussions without belittling people.
I firmly believe in freedom of speech (or I would not be helping with
CentOS in the first place), so there will be no removing of threads or
blocking of posts unless they are totally outrageous.
I also do not want to block people from posting to the list, and that
will also be an absolute last resort.
Just let each of us take a little personal responsibility and hold back
on some things and see if we can work through the issues and not also
add personal attacks and to our posts.
CentOS-4 Lead Developer
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