[offtopic] Topicality debate [my 2 bits]

Peter Dambier peter at peter-dambier.de
Sun Sep 24 08:10:37 UTC 2006


Hi Gadi,

I took the effort and looked into the other postings of some of the guys.
I guess they are only keyword or sender envoked bots.
I have never seen any positive postings from them.

Kind regards
Peter and Karin


Gadi Evron wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Sep 2006, John Underhill wrote:
> 
>>-Moderated Approach
>>Create an [email protected] to give a vent to members. If a post is clearly 
>>offtopic and not announced as such, use a 'three strikes your out' approach, 
>>first warning and inviting review of list guidelines, then as a last measure 
>>cancelling list subscription. Include 'this is offtopic!' responders among 
>>offences, and maybe we can reduce some of the list noise.
> 
> 
> Hi John, thanks for the wise words.
> 
> I believe our biggest problem is that "on topic" is not defined. Many here
> see different issues as operational to them while a few here always yell
> and scream the minute someone posts that interest.
> 
> An off-topic list won't help much, if we can't decide, by poll or
> arbitrary choice, what actually is on-topic. That can later on be
> followed.
> 
> Lists evolve, readerships change, and subjects of interest change. But
> without certain guidelines, I don't see why any crowd should be silenced
> or any minority with loud voices should silence them.
> 
> If such a concensus/decision is reached, it will be followed to the letter
> with the full backing of whoever needs to back itup.
> 
> Thanks, 
> 
> 	Gadi.
> 
> 
>>John 
>>


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