RE: Re: [ga] Reform in the GA?
At 10:48 10/02/01 +1100, Dassa wrote:
>Mistakes made on one forum and repeated elsewhere are relevant to all.
Possibly. There are a number of lessons to be learnt from the IDNO
experiment in open democracy and I am certainly one who is learning them.
One is that constant personal abuse drives all serious participants off and
leaves only those who, in the words of Alan McCluskey
>what I then called "verbal terrorists" - those whose drive to be heard is
>so strong that it drowns out any consideration they might have for the
>common good and can sicken even the strongest democratic process.
It is vital for the GA, especially if a bigger role is contemplated, not to
fall into this trap.
It means list- moderation that is both effective and just.
Not a trivial task.
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