[Foundation-l] Moderation and this list
lars at aronsson.se
Fri Dec 21 19:38:22 UTC 2007
SJ Klein wrote:
> People are hesitant to moderate because noone wants to censor
> discussion or prevent people from expressing valid perspectives.
> This is good. Let's increase /mediation/,
I'm not sure what you mean by mediation. I'm not a member of
wikien-l, but foundation-l sure has changed. In 2004 it saw
200-300 messages per month. In 2005-2006 this was 500 messages, a
high-volume list but still interesting. Now in October and
November 2007, we've seen 1000 messages per month. The technology
scales, but people do not. It's certainly possible to filter out
a handful of people who comment on everything, but then it's no
longer the same list. One could just as well abandon the list.
Or we could introduce a limit of 20 messages per person and month.
That would force everyone to pick their fights (which is always a
good advice, but rarely enforced), instead of allowing the list to
degrade into a chat forum. Being able to post 20 messages a month
is not censorship.
Only the following dozen would have been restricted in November:
97 From: "Thomas Dalton" -- 3 posts per day
60 From: "Brian McNeil" -- 2 posts per day
55 From: "David Gerard"
51 From: Anthony
47 From: GerardM
36 From: Ray Saintonge
34 From: geni
26 From: Florence Devouard
23 From: "Robert Rohde"
23 From: Marc Riddell
21 From: Dan Rosenthal
21 From: "Andrew Gray"
These were close:
20 From: Mike Godwin
19 From: "Casey Brown"
17 From: Robert Horning
17 From: "Michael Bimmler"
17 From: "Erik Moeller"
13 From: "Brianna Laugher"
13 From: "Andrew Whitworth"
11 From: Waerth
11 From: Johannes Rohr
11 From: Christiano Moreschi
10 From: Brian
10 From: Aphaia
Lars Aronsson (lars at aronsson.se)
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