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[ga-full] Re: [ga] [Admin] Removal of posting rights
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On 11-Apr-2000 Dori Kornfeld wrote:
> Regardless of the content of messages and whether some messages are more
> "appropriate" than others, I think the GA is losing sight of its mission by
> engaging in censorship. The GA has already lost many valuable members and
This is not censorship. It is enforcement of rules of civil discourse.
> will no doubt lose more as the arguments continue. ICANN, in theory, is
> supposed to be an open process and the GA a forum in which interest parties
> and individuals may deliberate. Perhaps a better method of "regulating the
> noise" would be to send out notices that the GA list monitor suggests that
> subscribers make individual filters for particular people. At least then
> the GA members would be able to control their own content, and the GA could
> become a more credible and legitimate forum for open communication.
Sorry, but I fail to see how letting someone post indiscriminately slanderous
comments such as the one that initiated this action helps lead to "open
communication" and a deliberative process.
To call this censorship is an abuse of the term, and an insult to those of us
who stand and fight against real issues of censorship.
William X. Walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
GPG/PGP Key at http://userfriendly.com/wwalsh.gpg
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