Re: [PPLetterpress] Moderator comments/Threads
- Hi, Gerald and Peter and everyone.
It would help immensely, I think, if subscribers would keep comments
in line with the subject line of their message, and vice versa. This
thread, 'Inkjet/Letterpress Paper,' has snapped at least twice, and
those who do the veering should alter the subject line to reflect the
Those uninterested in 'Blogging' (or the trend in the 'Blogging'
thread) may bypass the thread altogether, rather than open a message
thinking it may still have something to do with printing injet and
letterpress on the same sheet.
I don't disagree. But, as a moderator fielding complaints I do have to
respond to them. And, if it simply continues unabated, do something
about it. Not exactly what I would prefer to be doing, but, the list
is my responsibility, for better or worse.
I don't always read the posts, but when I am alerted by a disgruntled
member, I, alas, have to do something. At least, that is what I think
is my obligation to the membership.
Peace and good will, as they say.
>people from leaving a list is the fact that they feel that they are
> Hi Gerald
> I appreciate your concern. On the other hand, part of what keeps
part of a conversation and a community.
>leave to the imagination) are clearly grounds for moderator
> While wildly off-topic political discussions, (and others which I
intervention, I don't think that a discussion of this nature is
harmful to the list.
>shading off the primary topic, but these discussions, clearly around
> I have pointed out gently a couple of times that the discussion is
issues of printing and technological change have actually brought a
number of participants out of the woodwork to comment, rather than the
same old handful.
>sense of "on-topic", and the current subject matter, in my view, has
> A healthy community should encourage, rather than stifle, a liberal
been well within that purview.
>blogging. If one needs to know more about Pepys, one can Google ;-)
> However, Samuel Pepys is certainly not the topic of the list, nor is
(Or send private email) Whether this issue descends to the level of
tedium or chagrin, versus a less dour choice of words, I won't speculate.
>the depth of knowledge and enthusiasm for letterpress and the
> Just my two cents, and my thanks to the PPLetterpress community for
development of new technologies surrounding it.
> >Lisa et al
> >This is Gerald, one of the PPL moderators, and I have to tediously
> >interfere here, much to my chagrin. I am the one who has to field
> >member complaints and watch the membership drop out as they begin to
> >think the list is other than what they thought they had subscribed to.
> >Please do not respond publically to a post when you can just as easily
> >respond privately, especially if it is an off topic subject and, even
> >more to the point, if you just feel like chatting. Wrong list for that
> >kind of thing. Find another.