Re: META: Notes from the Earthbound

Elizabeth Childs (
Tue, 5 Oct 1999 12:54:33 -0700

Glen Finney said:

If the
> person doesn't recognize the problem and it persists, then we need to take
> action as a community to deal with it. Do not answer inappropriate posts,
> ask for the person's offending posts to be removed from the list.

I don't see why we need to take action as a community when it's so easy to take action as individuals. Imagine the heartbreak and pain and terrible flamewars necessary to decide that one person should be booted! How do you devise a fair, objective standard for that? But you can get all the positive effects and none of the negative effects by deciding that the person happens to annoy you personally and killfiling them. No need to start a witch hunt.

Elizabeth "One Strike and You're Out" Childs