RE: listminders

From: Eric Neilsen ^lt;>
Date: 03/14/05-01:31:35 PM Z
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Gordon, What do you think of my idea that they are chosen similarly to the
jurist here in the US? As a registered voter, we are picked to serve on a
jury either a criminal or civil. Once we fulfill our duty, we are off the
hook for a period of time. The list minders could be chosen for a 3-6 month
period and then replaced. If there were 6 minders, every 3 months two new
ones are in place, there is a stable core and new blood that hasn't been
burned out on the responsibility.

Eric Neilsen Photography
4101 Commerce Street
Suite 9
Dallas, TX 75226
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gordon J. Holtslander []
> Sent: Monday, March 14, 2005 9:57 AM
> To:
> Subject: listminders
> Hi All:
> I do think we need to revisit the issue of listminders. I think it is
> something the list needs.
> In the past I had tried letting the list sort out all the issues, flames
> etc., but found at times the list did nothing but debate these issue, and
> did little actual discussion of alt-photo.
> In the distant past I read every single posting made to this list, and
> respond privately when someone was inappropriate. When I decided to
> establish the list minders, it was done out of recognition that I was no
> longer able to read every message, and that I felt I should not be the
> sole judge and jury.
> The listminders job was to watch the list at a particular time and
> privately respond to inappropriate postings. In the event of a big issue
> we would discuss it amongst the minders and come up with a response. This
> was usually about banishing someone from the list.
> I have not been able to follow the list closely in the last few months.
> Too many other issues going on in my life right now. I will readily admit
> that I have seriously neglected by "list minder duties"
> The list minders are:
> myself Gord Holtslander
> Sandy King
> Adam Kimball
> Art Chakalis
> Bob Schramm
> Dave Soemarko
> When I established this a few years ago I asked people to nominate list
> members as potential list minders. I wanted to pick people who were
> widely respected on this list.
> I would like to find a replacement for myself as a list minder. (I will
> still manage the list) I don't think Adam Kimball is participating in
> this list any longer (Hello Adam?) the same for Art Chakalis (Hello Art?)
> I think the biggest problem currently with the list minders is that only
> three of them are actively "minding"
> I think it would be valid to have a woman as one of the list minders. I
> had asked some to be a list minder initially but they declined.
> Are all the other list minders still here willing to continue? Do we want
> to go with a bigger group, or smaller group?
> Gord
> List Manager
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> Gordon J. Holtslander Dept. of Biology
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> University of Saskatchewan
> Tel (306) 966-4433 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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Received on Mon Mar 14 13:31:52 2005

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