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

Puppy puppy at KillerChihuahua.com
Tue Dec 5 13:10:24 UTC 2006

Anthere wrote:
> Puppy wrote:
>> <snip>
>> I apologize for being unclear. I meant that the posts which protested 
>> the list were largely dismissing any concerns as irrelevant. Secondly, I 
>> fail to see how you, who are clearly trying to do the best you can in a 
>> divisive situation, were personally hurt by anything I said.
> I was the one who agreed for the list to be open. But also the one who 
> asked for it to be moved somewhere else. So, practically speaking, I 
> "tossed the women from the island".
I didn't view it that way. I viewed it that in an astonishingly short 
time, in spite of strong supportive statements from a number of men, the 
list was removed due to pressure from men who either did not see the 
problem, or did not see (and would not keep an open mind to the idea) 
that this proposed solution could be beneficial. You may have been the 
agent, but you were not the precipitor.
> Speaking of moderation. I am receiving the chix list from wikia, but my 
> posts there are apparently moderated (I can prove my gender if 
> necessary). I am sorry that I depress Brianna.
> It is a daily amazement to me that people can spend so many mails over a 
> chick issue, and not even one comment on fundraising or budget. Sorry 
> kc, just not the same priorities.
Speaking only for myself, until the thread on en, I didn't think there 
was a terribly serious problem - my eyes are opened now. I joined the 
foundation list specifically to address this issue here. While I share 
your concern about budgets, it is clear this is a powerful and divisive 
issue and perhaps that attracts more attention than a crucial, yet 
uncontroversial, issue.

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