RE: List Minders

From: Robert W. Schramm ^lt;>
Date: 03/13/05-11:24:58 PM Z
Message-id: <BAY21-F1898279F4C2A6B89609E4CD0560@phx.gbl>


Let me say that I don't believe that the job of the list minder is to
protect individual list members from insulting remarks. It is the job of the
list minder to protect the list itself from individuals who would disrupt
it. You are always going to encounter people on the web who are insulting,
and nasty. You must learn to ignore them, which is the best response you can
make. Realize that they are not worth the energy you might expend in
replying to them and the thing that hurts them most is to be ignored.

Best wishes,

Bob Schramm
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&gt;From: Katharine Thayer &lt;;
&gt;Subject: List Minders
&gt;Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 09:03:43 +0000
&gt;I think it's clear that the listminder system is completely broken. I
&gt;don't know what should be done about it, and I don't know if assigning
&gt;other listminders would help. As long as listminders will not censure
&gt;people for insulting other people, which was supposed to be their job,
&gt;and as long as people won't self-censor themselves and refrain from
&gt;insulting other people, the problem will continue and the list will not
&gt;survive because knowledgeable people will no longer be willing to put
&gt;themselves out there to be exposed to gratuitous personal insult.
&gt;Katharine Thayer
Received on Sun Mar 13 23:25:09 2005

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