In a message dated 11/23/01 10:47:21 PM, pacbay@...
<< The following is in response to cross posting ( taking posts from a public
site e.g.. Anthroposophy@yahoogroups.com
) to a critics list devoted to
attacking Anthroposophy, Waldorf and Rudolf Steiner.
.... that does not mean posts on that list (AP@yahoogroups.com
) can be
copied and placed elsewhere without a writer's permission. If I wanted
something posted on WC, I would do it but I don't. If someone wants to join
an AP oriented list and participate, that's fine but to copy posts and place
them outside a particular list is not okay. This is common respect and I
don't want it done with my posts.
And this brings up a very vital issue for all list members. People should
realize that everything one says on the net is open for public viewing. One
can request not to have posts taken elsewhere or copied to other lists but it
is done and there is virtually nothing to be done about it. All one can do is
to appeal to personal ethics and if necessary to ostracize and boot people
off a list for violations. So, intimate or personal posts should be sent
privately to individuals if one wants privacy.
What do people feel about this issue?? Should each list have this policy??
The Ark already has and if people want to read the policy it can be sent by
the moderator. >>
*******My feeling as moderator here is that everything posted to a public
mailing list is public. If you don't want it publicized, don't write it. If
you do, expect it to be quoted.