Please take this somewhere else (was RE: difference
jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Wed Nov 10 08:20:09 PST 2004
> Dear list moderators,
> I haven't been following or posting to this particular thread
> but the post from Manfred here caught my eye.
> I would like to propose the following:
> >From now on, anyone calling for another member to be removed from
> the list, in an OPEN message to the list, be themselves immediately
> removed from the list.
> Posts that call for listmembers removal are childish, smack of censorship,
> and because they are publically posted to the list, instead of
> e-mailed privately to the administrators, their main purpose is quite
> obviously one of grandstanding.
A person may not realize there is a place such a complaint can be
sent other than posting it on the list. Probably they could find
out by reading up on the use of the list, but if they didn't realize
the one, they might not think of the other either. So, though not
quite the right way to go about dealing with the situation, it might
not have had the dastardly intent you describe.
Also, there is a difference between censorship and taking an action
against abuse of persons. The behavior indicated is indeed abusive.
Interdicting that type of behavior stands short of censorship, though
the issue of appropriate action is such a case is never completely clear.
> Ted Mittelstaedt
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Manfred N. Riem
> > Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 12:44 PM
> > To: questions at freebsd.org
> > Subject: FW: Please take this somewhere else (was RE: difference
> > betweenreleases)
> > Dear list moderators,
> > This is an email I received from the source below. I think this warrants
> > the removal of this email address from this mailing list. I asked to take
> > the chat somewhere else and this is the reaction I get back.
> > Sorry for posting this here but apparently we are not dealing with
> > a mature enough person to post it on the list in general.
> > I suggest that once his address is removed his previous posts and all
> > the related posts are removed from the mailing list archive as well.
> > This so unaware benign users are not harassed by these comments
> > any longer.
> > Note if the list moderator needs the original email I am pleased to
> > supply him with it!
> > Kind regards,
> > Manfred N. Riem
> > mriem at manorrock.org
> > http://www.manorrock.com/
> > _____
> > From: TM4526 at aol.com [mailto:TM4526 at aol.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 1:53 PM
> > To: mriem at manorrock.org
> > Subject: Re: Please take this somewhere else (was RE: difference between
> > releases)
> > Can you please shut the fuck up and mind your own business?
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