[SATLUG] 1984, Robots, the Military and Technology

toddwbucy toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Fri Mar 21 15:14:02 CDT 2008


I could live with this and is in fact my preference.  you could say that
I offered my previous suggestion as a compromise between this and
outright censorship.
Todd
On Fri, 2008-03-21 at 13:03 -0700, Ernest De Leon wrote:
> Why don't we just label posts that go off topic as [OT]...then people can
> set up their filters to ignore them if they wish.  Personally, I just
> archive topics I don't care to participate in or delete them all together.
> It doesn't bother me one bit if someone posts something off topic.  I know
> this is a Linux list, but above that, we are all friends of one sort or
> another, so it's natural that we would talk to fellow Linux-ers about other
> things to gain other perspectives.  If the problem is too pervasive or it
> offends anyone, just label those as [OT] and people can ignore those.  That
> seems like the most sensible solution.  I know that there are a lot of
> people that already do that.  I just don't want to see any sort of
> 'censorship' based on the content of a post.  Think of it like your cable
> service...they are going to stream all the content to your set, but it's
> your right to ignore it or block it.  No harm done.
> 
> Ernest
> 
> On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 12:54 PM, Jeremy Mann <jeremymann at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 2:48 PM, toddwbucy <toddwbucy at grandecom.net>
> > wrote:
> > > oh yeah just for the record.  This current conversation is not a flame
> > >  war (as I define it).  Rather it is a mature conversation that has thus
> > >  far remained within the confines of civil behavior.  I would like to
> > >  extend my thanks to all those who have participated thus far and have
> > >  kept a reasoned head.
> >
> > I'd like to hear from someone on the board regarding this issue. Not
> > that I agree with Todd, but this has got to stop. Someone needs to
> > step up and give out moderation permissions and start deleting off
> > topic and inappropriate posts.
> >
> >
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> >
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