List Moderated???

Nick Corduan (nickc@IQUEST.NET)
Thu, 31 Aug 1995 15:20:52 -0500

Alright, folks, I know I should keep my yap shut after the flack I caught for
being ennoyed by fairly off-topic -- or thinly on-topic -- posts, but this is
getting truly frustrating.

Is this list not moderated? If so, how can RJ seriosuly be allowed to
continue his badmouthing of individuals without presenting evidence or facts
and his name-calling and foul-language regarding other members of this list.
All points of dispute about his politics or agenda aside, this is not the
type of behaviour that is generally considered acceptable.

Before you start yelling at me about the First Ammendment, let me please
suggest you read that ammendment, wherein there is no mention of electronic
mail or anything remotely comprable to this situation. Moderating someone's
behaviour on a list or banning them from that list is not effected by the
First Ammendment, which only speaks about Congress pasisng laws.

Furthermore, before you tell me to use my DELete button . . . Yes, yes, yes.
Nevertheless, his mail is coming into my personal mail-box. He is forcing
his words onto the many of us who are tired of his tirades and foul
language. I do not feel those of us who feel this way -- the majority of
list-members, I'm sure -- should be forced off the list to flee from one man
and his tiny band of cohorts.



Nick Corduan                 "...there is as much dignity in tilling
     at                       a field as in writing a poem."
(                           --Booker T. Washington