[LINK] Moderator Censorship - volunteers should write a charter

Antony Barry tony at tony-barry.emu.id.au
Thu Mar 31 01:05:09 AEDT 2011

On 29/03/2011, at 1:11 PM, Robin Whittle wrote:

> While the contributions of the members remain their own, and the
> achievements of the list members in general are arguably a community
> achievement, the list itself is owned by its owners and is a gift to
> members from whoever provides the mailserver resources and whoever takes
> responsibility for running the list - AKA the "list owners".

I'd invert that. The list community "owns" and makes what the list might be. Those who look after the parameters of the list or who chide grumpy list members when they cause offence are servants of the community. If those who own the infrastructure on which the list is run (and ANU has always been supportive) become nervous then the community can always move elsewhere.

We linkers are a community. We decide how we are supported and the rules that might apply and how lightly they are applied.


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