[ILUG] New Mailing List Motion
linux at esatclear.ie
Mon Nov 13 16:04:32 GMT 2006
Gareth Eason wrote:
> The motion which was voted on, and accepted, was noted by the
> outgoing chairperson.
> Niall: Could you please provide the exact wording of the motion?
Nope, there was no exact wording (the AGM might still be running like
this thread if I had tried to do that). The rough wording was along
the lines of "the committee is free to enable moderation of
non-subscriber posts to the list".
> As I remember it, the motion was purely a statement that the
> committee were allowed, if they saw fit, to take measures and
> introduce moderation of non-subscriber posts only, for the sole
> purpose of reducing spam.
That's pretty much it, though I don't think the motion mentioned spam
explicitly. The membership did make it very clear though that only
moderation for the purposes of controlling spam was acceptable to them.
The motion simply provides a mandate from the members to the committee
to enable moderation of non-subscriber posts to the list. I tried to
make it clear this is what people were voting on, that it was not an
instruction or change in the rules, it was just a statement of
support. I also remember saying that virtually the entire new
committee was present and had heard the full discussion at the AGM and
therefore should be able to interpret the meetings wishes.
The committee was clearly left free to do whatever they want (including
closing the list completely, moderating subscriber posts or anything
else they so desired). They were also clearly asked by the members to
enable non-subscriber moderation (as they have been clearly asked in the
past not to close the list to subscribers only).
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