[Linux-aus] This list now in emergency moderation; all post will be moderated

Linux Australia Secretary secretary at linux.org.au
Sun Jan 26 12:49:00 EST 2014

Hi everyone,

This list is now in emergency moderation mode and all posts will be 
moderated by a member of Council.

Once again, I draw your attention to our Community's values [1], 
including respect and diversity. It is OK to hold and express an opinion 
that differs from another member's. This is Diversity. It is not OK to 
trample the value of Respect in doing so. Please reflect on what you 
post, and the manner of your wording, before you post to this list.

This is the second time in six months this list has been placed in 
emergency moderation due to the inflamed nature of posts. Council will 
now consider longer term measures related to moderation.

I would also like to remark, from a personal position, that the time 
taken to moderate the list, to deal with the issue of moderation and the 
formal complaints which inevitably arise from such significantly detract 
from our ability to undertake more constructive and value-adding 
activities on behalf of the community. Would you like a newsletter? A 
stronger voice in the media? More amazing events? Stronger governance? 
Our volunteer time is limited and precious. As a community, I honestly 
and openly ask you to allow us to spend that precious time well.

[1] http://linux.org.au/values

With kind regards,

Kathy Reid
Linux Australia

secretary at linux.org.au

Linux Australia Inc
GPO Box 4788
Sydney NSW 2001

ABN 56 987 117 479

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