Re: [design] re: temp.moderators & archives

What are the "raw" messages that get sent to the list
like? Are any of them that bad, or are they mostly off
topic and people wanting to discuss George Bush and not
art and design? I mean some time ago I moderated an Arms
Control Discussion Forum. We had a a bad case of pournography;)
A certain sceince fiction author in the LA area who was
very pro nuclear build up would go on and on restating his
point and long winded countering every post to the contrary.
Once or twice, he or whoever was sending from email account
would insult another post in a snarly manner.

What provokes the need for moderation? I mean I have been on
a variety of mailing lists and design-l was pretty well behaved.
I mean "Rhizome RAW" got a little wild and wolly right after
the election.

Have Fun,
Sends Steve

> update: i have written three people for participating
> in the temporary moderation. bbrace and lauf-s both
> said maybe, given time, and michael said: no! so if
> there are others who are willing to be moderators, at
> the time they are needed to temporarily consult on an
> issue that may or may not arise (software calls it the
> 'emergency moderation' team) -- then please write to
> the list and volunteer. it is a rather small thing to
> ask in order to have a free forum to explore ideas,
> the commitment is about as minimal as one can get, too.
> so far, i am the only temporary moderator. i would ask
> John yet he just got off years of duty as a co-owner,
> though ask him here, just in case he is willing to.
> so, i need at least three on the moderation team, i
> will be one of them if necessary, to get things going.
> archives- i am not sure about it, if they can be moved
> without Howard's permission (which was not given, as
> far as i know, from attempts made to resolve this...)
> it may be a good idea to keep it decentralized, and to
> let these archives jump-start and see what happens...
> my vote is to see how this list goes, and if it is to
> be a more permanent home for the design-l community,
> which it by all means seems it will be given givens,
> then in a few weeks/months, a serious effort to get
> all the archives, .mbox'd, would be the plan, stan.
> brian
> On Sunday, November 28, 2004, at 09:28 AM, Anand Bhatt. wrote:
>> The new list needs something of this kind -- Brian, can you look into
>> this? Surrendering control after having it seems the best policy. The
>> list .mbox archives will have to be stored on another location where
>> we have no acess, perhaps Quondam. If Lauf-S is on the new list -- he
>> doesn't think I am reliable, so I will never access data on his
>> server, which is a strange (Design-L?) type of security.
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  • Re: [design] re: temp.moderators & archives
    • From: Anand Bhatt.
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