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Subject:Re: moderated list comments From:Eric Ray <ejray -at- IONET -dot- NET> Date:Wed, 17 Apr 1996 21:18:35 PDT
I greatly appreciate your interest and concern. However,
I don't think that moderating TECHWR-L is an option. I
certainly don't have the time or the inclination. I think
the small amount of quality or consistency gained by
moderating the list would not nearly justify the loss
of serendipity, freedom, and spontaniety.
I started the list both as a professional resource
and as a sounding board for those of us who aren't
in immediate contact with other technical writers.
I think that it fills those roles well, although not
perfectly on either count.
Finally, I'm wary of any suggestions about moderating TECHWR-L
or any other suggestions that involve radical changes to
the list format and/or significantly increased work for me.
I'm not quite sure how the topic of moderating the list
came up. I hope I didn't raise the issue or otherwise
imply that I'm considering it. As I said, I don't see it
as an option. Given the extra work it would involve, I'm
also not nearly as open to considering it as I was to,
for example, considering the confirmation issue.
ejray -at- ionet -dot- net
--- On Wed, 17 Apr 1996 16:01:21 -0500 Ronald Lee Stone <ston0030 -at- gold -dot- tc -dot- umn -dot- edu>
>I wouldn't want to mess with a good thing. And I think that
>TECHWR-L has more pluses than minuses as a discussion. The
>list delivers interesting and useful commentary and info on
>a regular basis (not unlike other media). But the list also
>provides an entertaining means of expression for those
>subscribing. It may be foolish to even ask that contributors
>submit posts to the approval of a moderator.
>If it is so agreed that the list be free and unmoderated,
>I will cease.
>Ronald L. Stone : ston0030 -at- gold -dot- tc -dot- umn -dot- edu : (612) 644-9706
> listowner-administration : (subscriptions, filelist, general)
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