Hungary SIG #Hungary Anonymity of moderators, and tone of discussion #hungary


Dan Breslau <sinespam@...>
 

I disagree with a fair number of Jewishgen policies, yet I am
disappointed with the tone taken by some of the emails (the strident
ones actually serve to support the policies that they're arguing
against!) Please remember that Jewishgen is a non-profit organization
with very few paid staff; most of the "real" work (including mailing
list moderation) is done by unpaid volunteers. If the moderators wish to
remain anonymous, that is their right and privilege under current policy
-- just as it is our right to choose whether or not to participate on
the list under these terms.

Since it is somewhat relevant, I would like to mention this here, but I
do not intend to continue a discussion about this on the list: I have
suggested to the JG support desk that JG should create an email list for
miscellaneous discussions -- including, among other things, discussions
of JG policies. (It might also provide a place for discussion of ongoing
and proposed projects, and for discussion about supporting the
all-important (but perhaps somewhat neglected) computer hardware and
software that JG's work relies on.) It's my belief that having these
discussions in the open would ultimately help to increase the volunteer
and financial support that JG receives (for brevity, I'll omit the "why"
part here :-) However, a JG official responded to me that they had no
interest in this suggestion.

-- Dan Breslau
Boston area, MA

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