[Baypiggies] Fwd: Request to mailing list Baypiggies rejected
Shannon -jj Behrens
jjinux at gmail.com
Fri Jan 12 03:00:40 CET 2007
On 1/11/07, Marilyn Davis <marilyn at deliberate.com> wrote:
> ----- On Wednesday, January 10, 2007 whitaker at google.com wrote:
> > This discussion needs to die a whimpering death right now anyway, since:
> > 1.) The speaker has already indicated he won't be able to join us, and
> > 2.) I've lost interest in helping now, for reasons I've already given.
> #2 is exactly why this discussion needs to continue. I too, several times, have thrown up my hands at the idea of helping because of unkind behavior here. This 'feature' of the list is taking a big bite out of meetings.
It's very easy to read an insult in an email that isn't there.
Russell made a simple protocol mistake. He got insulted by the
response. Russell, I'm sorry you felt slighted. I'm thankful for
your contribution--keep it up! Let's just move on.
> But where else can a person go if she wants to celebrate in the church of Python?
> How about we have a second python.org list: one specifically for organizing the meetings? The rotating list-owner/slave would be someone who is interested in supporting the meetings and treats the people who volunteer like the valuable and important creatures they are.
> I just requested info on how to start a python.org email list.
> What should be the name?
> If anyone has suggestions, I can set up a poll for us next week. I'm away from my desk this week.
> JJ, would you be willing to facilitate such a list if I set it up? If, after a year or two, no one else volunteers to relieve you, I will.
I think that this whole incident was rather unfortunate. I'd hate to
see us split up over so small a thing. I will serve if requested, but
I'd prefer not to fork.
> Similarly, Jim Stockford and others involved in the details of arranging meetings, would you be willing to join a different list that is specifically for this purpose.
> Then, this list can be the more general purpose discussion and announcement list. And, heavy-handed moderation could be a good thing and we can be grateful that we have Aahz to do it.
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