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Re: [ga] Re: [ga-full] Use of "loon"
How about the following process:
SAA receives a complaint. SAA announces the complaint, and issues a
request wherein each member of the list (if they so wish) sends in a
'yea' or 'nay' vote. At the end of an established period (say, 24 or 48
hours), SAA counts the votes. If the 'yea' outweigh the 'nay', sanctions
On Thu, 17 Feb 2000, Michael Froomkin - U.Miami School of Law wrote:
> [cc's trimmed]
> No. I object to the whole thing.
> If I can't have that, I vote for the shortest list of criteria possible on
> the grounds that the less time wrangling about challenges and such the
> more time for other stuff.
> And I don't accept the sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander
> argument. Two wrongs don't make a right. Those who oppose this policy
> should rise above it, not invoke it. And if it's to be invoked by anyone,
> the fewer grounds available the better.
> On Thu, 17 Feb 2000, Harald Tveit Alvestrand wrote:
> > So far, every single message I have had suggests that calling Joe Baptista
> > a loon is language that should cause the utterer's suspension from the list.
> > If that's a common opinion on the list, I will modify my judgment criteria
> > accordingly.
> > Note that the revised judgment criteria will also include a number of other
> > words formerly tolerated; they are (in my judgment) weaker than
> > "horse-shitters", but stronger than "loon".
> > Is that OK with everyone?
> > Harald
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> > Harald Tveit Alvestrand, EDB Maxware, Norway
> > Harald.Alvestrand@edb.maxware.no
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