[ExI] A 'libertarian' solution to political bullshit on this list?

spike at rainier66.com spike at rainier66.com
Sat Oct 13 00:30:58 UTC 2018

Ja, I went to the moderator site and found it was down.  We have reached the
threshold of my having to take reluctant action, but I found it was not
possible for me to do so.

So... I offered one last appeal.  It appears it was refused or declined.

John, I have few compelling options man.  Sorry.


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Subject: Re: [ExI] A 'libertarian' solution to political bullshit on this

On Sat, 13 Oct 2018 at 00:20, spike wrote:
> Please my friends, have mercy upon me.  I have been moderating the list
for about the last 16 years.  Most of the time it has been very easy indeed:
I was brought in to help quench a ferocious flame war, which finally burned
out.  Since then and up until about 2016, only minor grass fires, nothing
> I have gotten more complaints, mostly offlist and a few on list, about
these political threads just in the past year more than the other 15 yrs
combined.  I request in sincere earnest an abrupt end to it.  At this point,
if one wishes to discuss the current occupant of the White House, whose name
escapes me at the moment, do take it to another forum.  We are getting
excessive fatigue on that topic.

Sorry Spike, but the job of list moderator is not just a popularity contest.
A list moderator has to do what is necessary to keep the list in good health
and the members contributing happily.

If a member becomes unhappy with the state of a list they should find
another list more suited to their opinions. The list moderator should not
allow an unhappy member to spend years causing more and more disruption.

How many list members have to leave or stop contributing before a malign
influence is stopped from inflicting more damage?
This is not just a minor annoyance. Some of these lost contributors may
never return to the list, so the damage could be permanent.


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