On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 8:49 AM, Austin Hair<adhair(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I killfiled the thread, as I noted in two e-mails to
the mailing list.
The usual process for this involves flagging for moderation all
topics with that subject line, and additionally any members I think
likely to try to pursue the topic further, for a period of a week or
It's a little late for this. Besides you didn't "killfile" the thread
(whatever that translates to in grown-up terms) - you
moderated/blocked me, and did so without serious or even sufficient
public notification. The seven-word private reply you gave me (quoted
below somewhere) was substandard, as far as explanations go.
Note again that "moderation" does not mean
that you're prevented from
posting to the list, only that we look at your posts before sending
them on. Had you posted on another topic, your message would have
been sent on within a few hours.
1) I did post on another topic. 2) Who is "we?" You? 3) A few hours
later is not acceptable, particularly in contexts where discussion
I explained my actions in the original thread, but as
a courtesy I
also replied privately to the only e-mail I received from you
reiterating that the thread was killed. I never received a second
You said nothing courteous in your message. The point is that if you
think a simple "see my last post in that thread" qualifies as either
courteous or informative, then - nothing personal - you just need to
I am generally terse if not succinct, but I don't
know what about this
suggests that I'm "overworked."
Again, you were not blocked.
You're playing a little semantic game with yourself, Austin - I said
"blocked/moderated," not "blocked." Now consider for a minute what I
actually said - that you as moderator are obligated to give notice of
blocking and/or moderation. Do you disagree with me?
The only message from you that I held from posting was
the one to that thread,
Yes, and in that post I indicated I would not continue posting to that
thread on this list. Assuming your moderating me was valid in the
first place, you evaluated my post incorrectly - the evidence being
that its still has not been posted.
and that went for everyone, not just you.
This doesn't even make sense. What "went for everyone?"
And again, I did post in that thread giving notice.
No, you said, in inappropriately teenage sysadmin-speak "consider this
thread killfiled." Even if I had know you were the moderator, I still
could not have regarded the content of your message as anything