[D-G] unmoderated discussion list

Super Dragon superdragon at addlebrain.com
Sun Sep 5 20:04:48 PDT 2010

Hi Charles
I remember the moderator debate years ago on Spoons. At the time, I 
was very anti the list being  moderated as I felt that list members 
could striate the space themselves for example, filtering out what 
each classified as junk mail rather than have a moderator do it.It 
didn't work-the list became full of narcissistic pseudo schizos whose 
sole purpose it seemed was to sabotage any form of debate.

Ten years on ( and still not much interesting debate) I have moved to 
the view that explicit light touch moderation is not such a bad idea 
as no striation results in undifferentiated mush. And, with the best 
will in the world, complaining that the moderator can't see why your 
post is a mess doesn't stop it being a mess! You can't have it both 
ways-the freedom of email is that it is not limited to local context 
even though it is undoubtedly limited by it. Sounds like the real 
frustration here is not moderation but getting a less restricted 
space to write at all. And with that I genuinely sympathize

Cheers R

--- solntsepyati at yahoo.com wrote:

>From: charles hubaker <solntsepyati at yahoo.com>
To: deleuze-guattari at lists.driftline.org
Subject: Re: [D-G] unmoderated discussion list
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 07:34:06 -0700 (PDT)

Three dimensions and context is what is relevant. Malgosia was not in the
library in Indiana where the attempt to transmit information to this list was
being made. The local gestapo having deliberately dumbed down the ergonomics
(crouched like a frog, peering into a cabinet to look at a computer screen,
while being videotaped buy security) makes the moderator's referral to the
message as 'a mess' quite out of context. This writer also has a spelling and
typo problem, but even without glasses, one should not worry too much about
spell checking. One should, however, worry about State surveillance. Thus, at
least one reason to eliminate the moderator.

We note the D&G-style article published a while back, on whale-viewing in
Australia. The author describes the experimentation of traffic 
flows. In another
location, the U.S., we see here (in three actual dimensions) a like experiment
whereby the median strip between lanes is (fenced[italics]) so that the
pedestrian has to do a kind of genuflexion and travel to the crooks of the
nazi-atheist cross (the intersection) to make either a left or right turn.
Again, the moderator is not there, but the moderator and other readers simply
have to take the writer's word for it ("I'm writing from the Kent State

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