More Great Debate

Jody John Ramey (
Fri, 25 Dec 1998 17:54:57 -0800 (PST)

I have been lurking since I have signed on with the list and I finally
have something to say. After consuming the BULK of this thread, I am
facinated! :-) During my years as an undergrad at Washington State
University, I moderated a list that "went off-topic" on several occasions.
This was quite valuable to some of the subscribers--diferent ones every
time. I filtered the obvious garbage out (pornographic propositions,
general spam, etc) but I left the stray conversation in, because it
usually was worked into the general list topic at a later time. Those
that did not wish to read a posting could delete it. From my own
perspective, if I recieve more then 25 email in a day, which happen a lot,
I do not read all the mail. If it catches my attention with 5 seconds I
read it, otherwise it goes into cyber-oblivion. My sugestion to the
moderator would be to allow everything, as long as it can be read by mixed
company. If it strays too far off topic, chime in with a cautionary
message. I will respect your will either way. So far I am a satisfied
consumer. Happy Holidays. :-)


Jody John Ramey

P.S. Jean-Marc, never leave this list. I would miss your witty humor.

?If therefore the whole church be come together into ?
?one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come ?
?in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will ?
?they not say that ye are mad? (1 Corinthians 14:23 KJV)?