Web Resources Behaving Badly


Moderated Mailing Lists

This is part of an email I sent today discussing moderated mailing lists :
"I'm on several completely un-moderated lists and we in general have very little problem with things like spam or whatever horrors are supposed to accompany the lack of moderators. The lists I'm on with moderators constantly have problems mostly from the moderators themselves interfering where they should just leave things alone. The moderation list..." [a committee composed of all members] "...must have the power to set policy and enjoin moderators to follow that policy without allowing any moderators to put themselves in the position of complainant, prosecutor, jury, judge, bailiff and jailer as the case is today.? No free society can function in a system where a single person can decide the fate of another person entirely. It's abhorrent to the principles upon which all of western society is based.