Re: [ga] Re: Even Handed Application of The Rules (Yes or No? - Weshall see)(was Re: [ga] Posting rights of Jeff Williams susp
L. Gallegos wrote:
>On 16 May 2003 at 7:00, Roberto Gaetano wrote:
> > >However, as I said, I see no reason for GA list censorship. I opposed
> > >when Herald A. imposed it on the GA list. On the other hand, I have no
> > >objection to people exercising their right not to listen either through
> > >the use of filters of through liberal use of the 'd' key.
> > In a perfect world, that would be the perfect solution.
> > May I remind that one of the reasons for introducing formal rules was
> > fact that newcomers, flooded by emails off-topic or not in line with
> > behaviour, often unsubscribe rather than setting filters.
> > Regards
> > Roberto
>That is a choice that everyone has to make. I don't know of any list that
>is so pure as to not
>have off-topic posts or personally objectionable posts. Unsubscribing
>because one does not
>chooose to use filters, which every mail client has available, is childish.
> It results only in
>silencing one's own voice rather than those who are subscribed and have
>It's a rather self-defeating move, wouldn't you say?
Of course it would be, it that was the situation.
For who does not know/remember the history, when the monitoring was started
there have been two lists, one monitored one unmonitored, both archived, and
people had the freedom to choose either.
Questions about freedom of speech are therefore rather pretestuous.
>Having freedom of speech can be uncomfortable for some people - those who
>may be the
>targets of that speech, such as the defendants of unpopular policies. If
>we silence those who
>speak out, we kill those freedoms.
>The only instances where I would agree that there should be deletions would
>be spam and I
>have not seen much of that on the ga list.
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