Moderation [was RE: [uf-discuss] Andy Mabbet's moderation]

Michael McCracken michael.mccracken at
Fri Feb 2 10:26:48 PST 2007

On 2/2/07, David Janes <davidjanes at> wrote:
> On 2/2/07, Joe Andrieu <joe at> wrote:
> > I want to be clear here. This is not about a witch hunt or empty
> > rebellion. The leadership has NO external checks and balances.  Even the
> > most private non-profit organization in the united states (I can't speak
> > for other jurisdictions), must hold to certain standards about their
> > leadership, their decision making, and directing the actions of the
> > group for the benefit of society.  Microformats has none of that.  It
> > is, rather, a private club that hasn't done such a good job at
> > transparency with its constituency.
> I'm certainly sympathetic to the concerns of both sides here, but man,
> there's only so many hours in a day to read mailing lists. I really
> wish there was a -meta or -governance or -process [1] list where these
> discussions took place.

Amen. I would be happy to subscribe to a -meta list and check it once
in a while, but having it mixed in with the actual work is exhausting.


Michael McCracken
UCSD CSE PhD Candidate

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