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[ga] List moderation
At 02:55 PM 10/11/1999 -0500, Michael Froomkin - U.Miami School of Law wrote:
>Liability for reposting a comment as moderator that violates some national
The proposed civil discourse rules for the IDNO (www.idno.org/discuss.htm)
return the responsibility for moderation enforcement to the majority of the
list voters. (the principle of ostracism)
With a web based Polling Booth (www.idno.org/vote1) this becomes possible.
These proposals in themselves have been the source of considerable heat
(and incivility) in the IDNO and as a result no civil discourse rules have
so far been ratified.
A membership wide vote on the merits of the ORSC rules (enforcement by
respected moderators) vs. the IDNO rules (enforcement by majority vote) is
likely to be held shortly.
The result of having no rules or no enforcement is that the uncivil can
drive out the civil on a list.
This is also a form of censorship, even if it may not be readily recognized
--Joop Teernstra LL.M.-- , bootstrap of
the Cyberspace Association,
the constituency for Individual Domain Name Owners
http://www.idno.org (or direct:)