Please regard the comment portion of the membership application as pro
forma--I just wanted to put membership on moderation so as to exclude
And Neil, when I said "all are welcome without exception," I
specifically had you in mind. All I really wanted was the list back
as it was just a few days ago, your own free-for-alls included, but
without the new activist approach to moderation. As for "herding
cats," I hope to put a lot less effort into it than you've been doing.
As i stated earlier, the only reason I'm enabling message moderation
at all is to filter out spam. I pretty much take Jeff Riggenbach's
approach of allowing anything from a live person who's participating
in the list (short of cyberstalking or something else a lot more
heinous than any of the remarks that have been exchanged in debates so
far, I guess), up to the point of giving Lloyd's "elders of Zion"
shtik the benefit of the doubt.