Posted by pinksharkmark (18.104.22.168) on August 23, 2001 at 13:22:13:
In Reply to: re: board content posted by Chet on August 23, 2001 at 10:30:38:
Okay, I guess I am just too stupid to figure out why folks are getting their knickers in a knot over this.
I have read and re-read Chet's post four or five times, then I re-checked Ted's post and Margi's post, then went back and re-read Chet's post twice more.
All Chet is saying is that DJ has chosen to let virtually every post remain, with no censoring. Well, that is true. That is the reason this board has the character it does, and why its character is different from boards that are moderated.
He also rightly points out that it will continue to have this character as long as it remains unmoderated, and that the only one who has the right to make the decision as to whether it becomes a moderated board is DJ. Well, that is also true.
I don't understand how pointing out these simple facts is disrespectful or stress-inducing in any way to DJ. DJ is obviously comfortable with his decision that this board has more to offer the clusterhead community the way it is now than if it were a moderated board. Moderated boards have their drawbacks, too, you know.
DJ has enough confidence in our maturity that he gives us a free hand and lets us work things out ourselves. It shows that he respects us, and trusts us to behave in a civilized manner. This feeling of freedom isn't there on moderated boards.
I appreciate the freedom, and try not to betray this trust. Some are less careful, on occasion. Oh well.
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