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Lesson Plans


We ARE the Moderators

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Maggie White (mwhite)
Thu, 23 Apr 1998 06:28:29 -0700


Hi, everyone,

I've been sitting on my hands all week, trying to stay out of the
negative message fray involving Linda, attachments, Trekkies,
unprofessional language, people being "picked on,"--are you starting to
smile? Doesn't the list of what we're fighting about look pretty silly?

We're probably all feeling pretty stressed towards the end of school, and
I think we're taking it out on each other, instead of supporting one
another. The fact that all our messages are Out There, for anyone to
see, should be a sobering thought. Would you want a prospective employer
or colleague to see some of the things you wrote?

I feel we are like a community, and like other groups I subscribe to, we
sometimes digress to an off topic that we feel strongly about, or just
want to be lighthearted about (don't go _near_ the rec.scuba group this
week if that bothers you!)

We all need to take a cyber version of a deep breath before we decide to
answer rudely or negatively. I suggest you spend a couple of minutes
thoroughly checking your spelling and grammar before posting; both have
really gone down the tubes lately. The act of doing so may cool you down
enough that you'll rethink sending that message.

If you feel you must respond angrily to someone, why not e-mail them
privately, and keep the negative energy off our list? And if someone
sends you a private e-mail, keep it private, please. It's bad Netiquette
to publicly post private e-mail without the sender's permission. Just
because someone has been rude to you, doesn't mean you have to continue
the cycle.

I'm with the others who would not like to have a Moderator. We are
professionals, we are adults, and we should act like it!

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