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Re: purpose of this list
There shouldn't be any discussion, nor should there be any vote. You
initiated this very interesting list, and are the one who puts in the effort
to maintain it.
I hope you will continue, establish your own rules, and let anyone who does
not wish to conform start their own.
"John S. Quarterman" wrote:
> It is sad that I have to say this, but it seems that I must remind
> all of you about the purpose of this list.
> The Sinclair Family Discussion List, firstname.lastname@example.org, is for
> discussions of history, genealogy, family matters, or anything else
> that is related to Sinclair family.
> However, it is *not* for ad hominem attacks, pursuing vendettas,
> or sending hate mail to other list members; not even off the list.
> Now I am merely the guy who maintains the mailing list. So you may
> be wondering what do I have to say about anything anyone sends off
> the list. Well, in my mind, it's like this. You're all chatting
> in my living room. If one of you then goes outside and is followed
> by another who makes threats, I don't like that. That's not what
> I am running this list for. My tolerance is very high, but it does
> not extend that far.
> Therefore, I am faced with two possibilities if this occurs.
> 1) I can stop running the list. This means either someone else takes
> it over (quite possible), or it simply stops (also possible).
> 2) I can remove from the list anyone for whom I have evidence of
> threats against anyone else on this list. I will not act on hearsay.
> But if anyone provides to me a message demonstrating a threat or ad hominem
> attack by one list member against another, I will remove the threatener
> from the list immediately.
> Now it may be that (2) is not acceptable to the list members,
> or to the various clan organizations, or to the Chief.
> If so, speak now. I would be just as happy to take option (1)
> in that case.
> This list is, from my point of view, my personal hobby.
> I maintain it because I and others find personal enjoyment
> in it. I am not willing to spend my personal time on it
> if it is to become a vehicle for threats or attacks against
> its members.
> This is a sad day when I have to say these things.
> But that day has come.
> John S. Quarterman <email@example.com>
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