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Re: We ARE the Moderators

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carla schiller (
Thu, 23 Apr 1998 07:38:21 -0700 (PDT)

Great message, Maggie. Calm and sensible. Thanks.

Carla Schiller, Esq.
Teacher, Highly Gifted Magnet
North Hollywood High School, CA
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On Thu, 23 Apr 1998, Maggie White wrote:

> 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!
> Maggie**remove x in address to reply