[LINK] Moderation note: Attempting to suppress discussion or opinions (Match Koltai - Was Fukushima scaremongers becoming increasingly desperate)
tomk at unwired.com.au
Sun Mar 27 12:47:59 AEDT 2011
Hmmm, it's a sad sad world when my only champion for liberty and free
speech is a person that can't spell.
Err, craig, that's spelt k o l t a i
not k o o k.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: link-bounces at mailman.anu.edu.au
> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Craig Sanders
> Sent: Sunday, 27 March 2011 10:55 AM
> To: link at anu.edu.au
> Subject: Re: [LINK] Moderation note: Attempting to suppress
> discussion or opinions (Match Koltai - Was Fukushima
> scaremongers becoming increasingly desperate)
> On Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 10:03:20PM +1100, Robin Whittle wrote:
> > > Now could we stop discussing it, please. Or could we move this
> > > rather moribund discussion to alt.rec.henny.penny
> > I think it is unreasonable of you or anyone else on the
> list to argue
> > or assert in such a dismissive fashion that any particular subject
> > shouldn't be discussed on Link.
> FWIW, i think that TK's line above is perfectly reasonable.
> more to the point, i think you are over-reacting and, worse,
> changing the moderation style of the list from Tony's
> minimalist only-in-extreme-cases style to pro-active censorship.
> an ordinary member *asking* people to shut up on a topic is a
> far different thing from a moderator saying that certain
> kinds of statements or requests are forbidden. the former is
> normal conversation, the latter is censorship or the threat
> of censorship.
> please don't. censorship or over-active moderation are far
> more damaging to the list than anything TK has said or could say.
> PS: i generally ignore TK's posts, disagree with much of what
> he writes when i do happen to read it, and basically think
> he's a bit of a kook...but at least he seems to genuinely
> believe what he says, often has experience, knowledge, or
> research to support his odd interpretations, and isn't just
> abusing the list for self-promotion or trolling as some
> people have done. and kooks sometimes have an
> interesting/bizarre/challenging POV that makes you stop and
> think about your own POV.
> craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>
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