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RE: [ga] Comments from Pawlo
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On 19-Jan-2000 Alex Kamantauskas wrote:
>>> The way to combat the noisemakers is to give them the amount of
>>> attention they deserve, which is none. Proposing rules to deal with
>>> them is no better than responding to them - it merely feeds their egos.
>> When the rules are in place, the noisemakers will be silenced. And then
>> there will be no noise relating to them.
> Which leads into the reason, and the only reason, that I want an
> "unfiltered" list. I'm not exactly sure what constitutes a "noisemaker"
> If a "noisemaker" is someone like Jeff Williams or Joe Baptista, then of
> course I don't mind them being filtered. However, what if the
> "noisemaker" is someone who is presenting a position contrary to the list
> majority, and is beginning to gain a consensus? I'm not saying that this
> will ever happen, but if that person is deemed a "noisemaker" by the
> powers that be and is removed from the list, at least their record will
> remain on the unfiltered list. Yes, along with the noise that will
> surely flood the unfiltered list, but there are many deft enough with
> their own private filters that the unfiltered list can be just as useful
> as the filtered list (and perhaps even *more* useful).
> That is really my only concern.
I'm satisfied that the rules are sufficiently transparent that they will only
be used when absolutely necessary to deal with real problems.
William X. Walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
DSo Networks http://dso.net/
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