[oclug] List etiquette and straw poll
rod at giffinscientific.com
Wed Jul 23 21:18:43 EDT 2003
On Wed, 2003-07-23 at 20:14, Shad Young wrote:
> What the poll did show was that a majority of people wanted some sort of
> change, with the strongest change desired being an un-moderated but
> split list.
There are lies, damned lies, and then there are statistics.
The strongest "change desired" was the above - count 30, but the item
that got the most votes was "I prefer to leave things as they are" count
In fact, 61 people out of 75 voted AGAINST any sort of moderation in
your poll. Whether or not OCLUG has one list, 2 lists or 20 lists there
is going to be some level of background noise. Basically without
moderating the lists, you've got no way to control it - and from the
above, no mandate to suggest moderation. In fact I'd simply quit OCLUG
if it became moderated, because that's censorship and there's nobody
here I feel comfortable with being my censor. <== period.
This is basically a low volume list. It has an about average signal to
noise ratio for LUG lists, maybe a little on the low side, but not too
bad. It could certainly be a lot worse.
The real solution here is for people to, well frankly, to grow up, and
stop responding in childish ways to little issues like somebody not
using capital letters and the like. Stop criticizing every little
oversight - because THAT is childish. So what. Is the world going to
stop turning tomorrow morning because someone didn't cut quite enough
out of a message for you? Not likely.
...I mean Rod. Sorry. Just had a similar conversation with my 12 year
old step-daughter yesterday. To be honest, I think it did her more good
than it will do here.
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