Request for Input on the Future of this List

Dear All,

Often, the LPSF has patted itself on the back as to the fun, fair,
courteous and caring nature of the Discuss and Activists Lists.
Lately, we moderators are tired of wondering how to bring back those
good vibes.

Here are my suggestions:

1. Admit that there are subjects that are non-negotiable, they are a
matter of faith. No amount of balderdash or double speak is going to
change anyone's mind.

2. Realize that this list is blessed with an amazing diversity of
approach to life, with just one characteristic in common: a dedication
to working towards freedom from authoritarian rule.

3. Forget the insults, snide remarks, self promotion -- your audience
around here will tune you out.

I just said to the other moderators that I would be the willing
sacrificial lamb, and post my personal feelings --- rather than zap
anyone into eternity (electronically speaking).

Kind regards,

Marcy

AMEN! Thank you, Marcy.
I would like to ad that it would be nice if we kept on
topic ie things relating to Libertarianism. I wouldn't
miss the "blowing up Barbie" and. "Harry Potter
broomstick" posts.
Francoise

--- "Amarcy D. Berry" <amarcyb@...> wrote:

Dear All,

Often, the LPSF has patted itself on the back as to
the fun, fair,
courteous and caring nature of the Discuss and
Activists Lists.
Lately, we moderators are tired of wondering how to
bring back those
good vibes.

Here are my suggestions:

1. Admit that there are subjects that are
non-negotiable, they are a
matter of faith. No amount of balderdash or double
speak is going to
change anyone's mind.

2. Realize that this list is blessed with an
amazing diversity of
approach to life, with just one characteristic in
common: a dedication
to working towards freedom from authoritarian rule.

3. Forget the insults, snide remarks, self
promotion -- your audience
around here will tune you out.

I just said to the other moderators that I would be
the willing
sacrificial lamb, and post my personal feelings ---
rather than zap
anyone into eternity (electronically speaking).

Kind regards,

Marcy

Francoise Fielding
820 Stanyan Street,#5
San Francisco, CA 94117
415-386-8643

This is a private mailing list, even if it's for a public party so I don't think we need to feel awkward about choosing who can post. As we have lots of good posters that haven't showed up at the meetings, I'd prefer we allow anyone to join and post, but remove (after a warning) posting privileges to those who abuse them by significantly detracting from the discussion (by uncivil behavior, excessive post count, post length, non-relevant posts, etc.)

Perhaps a simple LP meeting vote could be used as a fair way to make these decisions, though moderators should be free to do so when they feel it necessary until a decision can be made at the next meeting. Does that sound reasonable?

- Steve

Perhaps the standards should just be published (i.e. no more than x posts per day of y length and only on z topics). If such a standards list exists, I've never seen it!

Cheers,

Brian

Steve Dekorte <steve@...> wrote:
uncivil behavior, excessive post
count, post length, non-relevant posts, etc.

Dear Steve,

Yup. Very reasonable.

Marcy