[amsat-bb] FW: Re: moderated list

Dee morsesat at optonline.net
Fri Dec 9 13:21:50 PST 2011



-----Original Message-----
From: Dee [mailto:Morsesat at optonline.net]
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2011 12:04 PM
To: 'Bruce'
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Re: moderated list

I get so much info here that it would cut off avenues for information
that we may or may NOT hear about.  Moderated has its limitations that
give an indication that deaf ears to certain areas do not have a point.
(Delete buttons work the same on ALL computers!)  I believe that the
whole idea to anyone's doubts is that we seem to have hit a low point in
satellite construction and deployment because of the economic times,
getting rougher in the near future.   As to those that ask "where to
donate?" it is your choice to support the kinds of satellites that you
want to have in orbit.  I think that the amount of posts equals the
enthusiasm in the satellite community.
Questions are a good source of discussion.  We Google for information
that sometimes isn't there.  Answers should come from our AMSAT groups
but their  hands are tied with ITAR and political issues internal to the
groups.  If you recall, VOLUNTEERS are those that we rely on from day to
day operations.  Step up to the plate and use your talents where they
will add to efforts of the few.  Then, find out what time you have left
to write about the information you need to disburse to fellow AMSAT
members.
73,
Dee, NB2F

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Bruce
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2011 9:41 AM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: moderated list

Having been a member of the list since the early 90's, I have seen my
share of the same name calling, finger pointing etc. When AO-40 ceased
operations, there was finger pointing as to who was responsible for what
and who did what. This went on for weeks and weeks. There have been many
more instances of this.


We have always had problems with let's say one person being negative and
starting a flame thread going. What makes this list unique is that it is
not moderated and everyone can voice their opinion.

How would you feel if you posted a message to the list and you used a
word in it that the moderator felt was not appropriate for the list and
your message was bounced? It puts a tremendous amount of work and
responsibility on the moderator. He cannot do it alone so you will have
multiple moderators. Now, you have several people all of which will be
interpreting the rules a different way.
We see this in the court room on a daily basis. One guy robs a bank and
gets 5 years another does it and gets 2. One is caught DWI and gets
probation another gets 2 years. This is how our messages will be
interpreted and this is probably worse than us being able to filter what
we want when we want.


When a thread does not meet my standards, I filter the thread to the
junk bin and if there is someone that is continuously wreaking havoc, I
filter them out.
I have total control of what I read and see. And, as some have done over
the years including board members, unsubscribe. These are all choices
that are available to you and none of them needs or requires a list
moderator.


73...bruce




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From: "normn3ykf at stny.rr.com" <normn3ykf at stny.rr.com>
To: "amsat-bb at amsat.org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Fri, December 9, 2011 3:33:44 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] moderated list

Anyone else feel the need for a moderated list?
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