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Prior to issued my first draft for giving AMSAT-NA a new international look there is something to be done to the AMSAT bulletin board unmoderated public forum.

Here is my suggestions

1-AMSAT-BB should be moderated
2-AMSAT-BB posting should be reserved for AMSAT members only (reading can be public)
3-A guide line as "RULES FOR DISCUSSION" should be implemented

I already  (ad nausem ) made at numerous time theses suggestion to the BOD. I even tested 2 years ago the impact of someone who willingly and on purpose try to disturb the 
normal course of discussion on the BB. Recent testing only confirm the same potential problems. This has been reported to the BOD but it seems theses ideas are facing a brick 

i give you a draft of  "RULES FOR DISCUSSION" inspired by what we see actually in the electronic media industry.

Before even trying to discuss sensible subjects,  AMSAT-BB users integrity should be protected by AMSAT and it is the duty of his BOD and officers. I cannot believe the 
membership be insulted on an AMSAT BULLETIN BOARD with the aprooval of the BOD and his officers. If it is this new AMSAT that our president want to offer us it is not what's 
i dream of in 1977. Even the new internet generation will not accept to be part of such a group who fail to act to protect his own membership.


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Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
AMSAT 33583
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