1997-01-07 - Re: A vote of confidence for Sandy

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From: C Matthew Curtin <cmcurtin@research.megasoft.com>
To: ichudov@algebra.com (Igor Chudov)
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UTC Datetime: 1997-01-07 02:19:22 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 6 Jan 1997 18:19:22 -0800 (PST)

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From: C Matthew Curtin <cmcurtin@research.megasoft.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 1997 18:19:22 -0800 (PST)
To: ichudov@algebra.com (Igor Chudov)
Subject: Re: A vote of confidence for Sandy
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>>>>> "Igor" == Igor Chudov @ home <ichudov@algebra.com> writes:

Igor> Moderation may or may not be a good idea, but it is important
Igor> that readership keeps a close eye on their rulers.

I certainly agree, and would venture a guess that Sandy would also
agree. After all, doesn't the proposal also include a completely
unfiltered version of the list, as well as a list made up of messages
that the moderator rejected?

Some of the most interesting projects to combat spam and other
nonsense recently have tended to focus on ways to allow folks the
ability to choose whose judgement they want to trust, and/or ignore
the rants and spews of idiots without actually silencing them.

These seem to be the solutions with the greatest potential for dealing
with the problem without introducing lots of other social

I, for my part, will read the moderated version, and watch the list of
rejects for things that Sandy's criteria for rejectable might be
different from mine. I expect these differences to be few and far
between, if they exist at all. If you prefer to read the list
completely without moderation, that is your prerogative, and the
proposed requirements for a moderated list (i.e., availability of an
unmoderated list) allows that. What isn't clear to me is why some seem
so interested in the (pointless) name-calling and opposition to the
availability of the list in moderated format.

- -- 
Matt Curtin  Chief Scientist  Megasoft, Inc.  cmcurtin@research.megasoft.com
http://www.research.megasoft.com/people/cmcurtin/    I speak only for myself
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