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Re: dinosaur mailing list administrative message
I agree with Larry's suggestions here.
Also, I would like to agree with your advisement on only seven messages
per day - but with one question: What if you are not on-line for a few days
and want to send 14 messages out to catch up? (Feel free to ignore that if
From: Larry Dunn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com
Date: Saturday, May 02, 1998 3:04 AM
Subject: Re: dinosaur mailing list administrative message
>firstname.lastname@example.org wrote concerning an amendment to the
>list administrative message.
>I suggest the following modification (indicated in all caps for clarity
>>// e) irritating other members of the list
>>// I'm not comfortable as a dictator, so I'm asking for the lists'
>>// help in the execution of a modified version of section 8d above.
>>// In addition to being silenced for abject flaming, you may be sent
>>// to a virtual corner to cool off if others on the list think that
>>// your behavior warrants such treatment. In particular, if I receive
>>// FIVE complaints about an individual within a span of three days,
>>// then that individual will be timed out for one week, SUBJECT TO
>>//THE REASONABLE DETERMINATION OF THE LIST >//ADMINISTRATOR THAT THE
>INDIVIDUAL SHOULD BE >//TIMED OUT (or words to that effect).
>This gives Mickey or a successor administrator some flexibility in
>enforcing the time-out without requiring that he police every message;
>the administrator can decline to enforce the time-out if it is being
>used, for instance, to silence an opponent in a debate.
>Toward that end, I'd also propose that five people may be a better
>indicator than three that the person has just become too irritating.
>Once people know that this is an option, they will be more willing to
>use it, so five won't be hard to get under the appropriate
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