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From: Lynne <>
Subject: Re: [LO] Modertion (was SAME INTERNET PROVIDER)
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 12:01:12 -0400
Lena C. wrote:
>I hate to say it and I know I'll get jumped on for
>this, but I really disagree with moderating
>subscribers. It's just plain silly. If someone isn't
>following the rules they should be warned, and if they
>don't heed the warning they should be booted. We're
>not babysitters, we don't have to put up with anyone's
>monkey business. If someone's sole purpose is to
>harass people then they don't belong on the list and
>moderating them for a week won't change their attitude
>or their goals.
Agreed, if someone's purpose is to harass other subscribers, they don't
belong on the list or, for that matter, on RootsWeb.
But not everyone that fails to follow the rules should be unsubbed.
That doesn't seem fair. When tempers flare, moderation can be a very
useful tool. A subscriber can get angry and post something s/he would
not normally post. Moderating that subscriber will prevent further
outbursts from reaching the list and allow that subscriber time to cool
It's also useful when you're not sure what a subscriber will do. Any
time I send an admin message to an individual, I temporarily put that
subscriber on moderation. Keeps responses from reaching the list.
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