Moderator comments (Re: Inkjet/Letterpress Paper)
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.