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Jim Ault JimAultWins at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 5 17:21:28 EDT 2006

This is a very cogent argument for restricted access.
Perhaps this should be explained to the new visitors so they realize that
you are serious about content and moderation that enhances the value of the
forum beyond simple message storage in threads.

Jim Ault
Las Vegas

On 9/5/06 12:34 PM, "Lynn Fredricks" <lynn at paradigmasoft.com> wrote:

>> Personally I also dislike the specific benefits made by Lynn
>> of a forum of posts being editable or controllable. these
>> lists are very self limiting and the few storms that come up
>> go away quickly. a good free and open discourse is the heart
>> and sole of what makes this such a wonderful list for all and
>> probably one of the major supports of the product for the
>> company (and i would hesitate to say w/o it, it may not have
>> made it this far). a big brother approach to this kind of
>> discourse (ie channeling, censoring, or editing) ruins it
>> with even the threat of it.
> Storms never go away because lists are retransmitted and syndicated, often
> without permission from the list owner.
> A lot of list software also doesn't allow easy editing of archives. So, for
> example, if some person transmitted a bunch of illegal serial numbers or
> made untrue, libelous or fraudulent statements on a mailing list its
> extremely hard to clean up later.
> Best regards,
> Lynn Fredricks
> Worldwide Business Operations
> Runtime Revolution, Ltd
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