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Re: [ga] Message from the Chair - List Rules

Harald and all,

  In other words, Harald you are attempting to IMPOSE SELECTIVE
CENSORSHIP again!  Terrible!  You should be ashamed of yourself

Harald Tveit Alvestrand wrote:

> At 08:52 04.02.00 -0500, Michael Froomkin - U.Miami School of Law wrote:
> >Will existing subscribers be automatically transferred to one of the lists?
> >
> >If so, I hope it's the full one, which preserves the status quo.  Taking a
> >limited feed should require action on the subscriber's part.  Imposing
> >this on people without even asking them is heavy-duty authoritarianism,
> >and would not be conducive to peace and goodwill.
> Sorry to lose your goodwill, Michael - as discussed in the rules, the
> status quo + any later additions are applied to the existing list.
> The full list will include all messages sent to ga@dnso.org, including
> postings by nonsubscribers and postings crossposted to other lists; it did
> not seem to make sense to create three levels (full, current and
> current+moderation), and did not seem to make sense to subject the present
> subscribers to an increased message flow compared to the status quo.
> >(I read your proposal to imply the reverse - that the default option will
> >be the limited feed.  Please tell me I misunderstood...)
> >
> >(I also don't see appropriate nomenclature.  I.e. the default "ga"
> >subscription is the censored feed.  That is misleading to the uninitiated
> >for all the reasons discussed earlier on this list.  Again, apologies if I
> >misunderstood what you are proposing.)
> Reminder: A month ago, we had a list that was operated with some filters
> applied by the list management according to the list management's
> understanding of what was reasonable behaviour and common decency to be
> expected of list members.
> As part of the discussion of list rules, the chairs asked the list
> management to remove those filters.
> Thus, we have this month for the first time subjected our members to a list
> where unreasonable, abusive behaviour resulted in no action.
> We now move towards a situation that is closer to the status quo ante of
> December, hopefully with a greater transparency of rules and procedures.
>                      Harald
> --
> Harald Tveit Alvestrand, EDB Maxware, Norway
> Harald.Alvestrand@edb.maxware.no


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