[LINK] To moderate or not to moderate - that is the question Re: I am no longer one of Link's Three Amigos

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Wed Mar 30 09:46:20 AEDT 2011

Hello Robin (Phil please indulge me),

Tony could probably write more fully on this, but as I have
established and still run another mailing list, I will
provide my 2c worth.

Moderation on a mailing list is a technical term. Link is
not a moderated list. By not being a moderated list, the
poster, rather than moderator(s) are accountable for what
they post.

Owners can get sensitive if people unsubscribe from a
mailing list - but c'est la vie.

Tony has from time to time given some guidance but also
provided lots of leeway for members to wander down side roads.

Owners may need to delete postings from the Archive (ANU's 
website) and ban Spammers from the list.

I hope you will recall why you put your hand up in the first
place and reconsider your resignation and give the job of
ensuring Link is still around in another 5 years a go.


FWIW There is a sufficient Charter on the Link homepage.
< http://mailman.anu.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/link>

Robin Whittle wrote:
> Whatever the merits of the various arguments - and I haven't read this
> morning's messages yet - I don't have time for this kind of stuff.
> I have written to Ivan Trundle resigning my position as one of the three
> "owners" (or whatever) of the Link mailing list.  This leaves, Ivan and
> Martin Barry.  I haven't heard from Martin since this dispute arose, and
> as far as I know, Ivan hasn't either.
> Until we here from Martin, Ivan is your sole Amigo on deck right now.
> Please go easy on him and consider volunteering to take my place.
> I think the Marghanita's idea of three list owners is a good one.
>   - Robin
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Marghanita da Cruz
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