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Re: purpose of this list
Sad, but when someone uses a media for attack, then surely they don't expect
to be invited back. Please keep this going John.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John S. Quarterman" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2000 1:33 PM
Subject: purpose of this list
> 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
> 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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