[Foundation-l] [Wikichix-l] Moderating an open list

Darko Bulatovic mail at itam.ws
Tue Dec 5 12:26:57 UTC 2006

Puppy wrote:
> As did I. However, strong points have been made in favor of a women's 
> only list, and reinforced by the unbelievable hostility and trolling 
> which this whole issue has received on the en and foundation lists. No 
> wonder some women want a safe place where they are not subjected to such 
> overt hostility and dismissiveness! Surely it would be a plus for the 
> community were we to provide such a safe haven. We may have a stronger 
> chance of retaining women contributors, and possibly even manage to clue 
> the insensitive jerks who post "boobs" jokes about how that kind of 
> thing makes most women want to run far, far away. I have already posted 
> on the en list my thoughts concerning perceived reverse discrimination.
We call that positive discrimination. I agree with you 100%. We chose 
mailing lists based on topic, so why not women have their own only 
topic? I don't understand this objection. I find it even cool.


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