[RTC List] Condolences
keriraphael at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 20 19:52:07 PDT 2007
Of course I agree. I just need to occasionally speak up for irreverence and (list serve) vigilantism, for it is what makes Humboldt who we are/once were.
Michael Welch <mwelch at redwoodalliance.org> wrote: Hi Keri, as a moderator myself of many active lists, the only reason that off-topic conversations are "occasional" and therefore "no problem" is because the moderator makes rules and efforts that keeps a list on-topic.
For example, I have seen several lists that were once good devolve into mayhem (no longer useful) once the moderator disappeared. And in fact, I am sure that I would need to drop this list if it were not for the rules and the occasional enforcement.
Further, I feel the need to publicly apologize to all for responding to the original poster. I guess he just touched a nerve, though that is not an excuse.
And I also apologize to the vet in question. You have your rights and needs to grieve any loss, big or small.
Keri Raphael wrote at 04:03 PM 08/20/2007:
>I wonder how many folks are really offended by off topic emails, or is it the squeaky wheel getting the grease? Are we really so important that we mustn't be interrupted by a community discussion?
>Personally, I find list serves to be community forums for folks with potentially like minded interests, and accept the occasional grey area topic with no problem. I also like to know who else you folks are, besides our select common interest. As was said, the delete key works just fine.
>Additionally, these discussions are like relationship "discussions", variations on the same old topic, aka Argument/Discussion 4. (Excuse my humor if you don't get it.)(Also, excuse my use of the bandwidth.)
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