On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 07:26, Gautam John <gautam(a)prathambooks.org> wrote:
On 26 December 2011 00:43, Srikanth Lakshmanan
and I don't think chapters should have a say
on things like these,
especially when they put a big disclaimer "We are not responsible for
content", they loose the right to talk as chapter.
Say what? There two separate things here.
1. Chapter's are indeed not responsible for content - that holds true
for *everyone* except the people who post content.
When I meant responsible, its not just responsible as in liable, but also
responsible for content generation, content policies. AFAIK all chapters
maintain this line and do not enter into content discussions.
2. That a Chapter is not responsible for content, by
design, does not
mean they lose any right to speak as a Chapter or otherwise especially
with respect to things a community can take a stand about - the
personal image filter being one of them. A Chapter that is the voice
of a community can do many things with respect to content.
Okay, I was wrong if you strictly read the line when I said "they loose the
right", I meant moral right to comment on a content issue. Sure Chapters
can have a stand, comment, its up to community to consider it while taking
the decision. As Tanvir pointed out nothing on this list will help, and
extending a bit IMHO nothing that chapter comments would have a special
value more than an individual community member even though one defines
Chapter as voice of community. Just curious, What are those many things
that you feel chapter can do with content?