> David,
>
> I _may_ have a problem with this. Was jt warned to stop? Pete,
did you send
> private e-mail to jt first? Was jt given a chance to mend his
ways? jt has
> provided valuable contributions to this list in the past, and
to censor him
> without warning isn't appropriate. IF he was warned and didn't
heed the
> warnings then fine, he got what he deserved, but if not I think
you have
> gone beyond your position as list owner into list censor.

You may recall that David's title is something like "List Owner,
Moderator, and Despot" - so he's pretty clear about what his
position is.  By "fully moderating" jt, what David and Don are
doing is donating their time to filter out the many inane
messages that jt posts, and only allowing the pertinent ones to
actually be posted to the list.  Yes jt has provided valuable
contributions, but his constant babble has (for me, and
apparantly many others) far outweighed the value of his
contributions.

Personally, I welcome the change - I had taken to just deleting
all of jt's message once a week (usually 100+, but never less
than 50),  hoping that if he did type something worth noting that
someone else would quote it in another thread.  I'm sure I've
missed some things of value but it was better than the
alternative.

Thanks in advance to Don and David for taking the time to
separate the wheat from the chaff, and improve the quality of the
list.

jte

> We've all posted useless posts in the past, many time driven by
our human
> desire to say "thanks." It's very hard to receive help and not
say thanks.
> There is a lot of knowledge out there to share, and if we
create an
> atmosphere on this list where people are afraid to share lest
they not ask a
> question "the smart way" or if they're worried that their post
might get
> them censored we'll all suffer as the value of this list goes
down hill
> rapidly.
>
> -Walden
>
> ------------
> Walden H Leverich III
> President
> Tech Software
> (516)627-3800 x11
> WaldenL@TechSoftInc.com
> http://www.TechSoftInc.com
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Gibbs [mailto:david@midrange.com]
> Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2002 17:18
> To: midrange-l@midrange.com
> Subject: *** ADMIN: JT
>
>
> Folks:
>
> JT has been fully moderated ... Don or I will review each of
his posts
> before it is allowed on the list.
>
> david
>
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