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February 9, 2018 21:49
Re: Moderation
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On 9 February 2018 at 21:23, Leon Timmermans <> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 10:32 AM, demerphq <> wrote:
>> I don't think you have the right to expect answers to questions framed
>> this way. Who appointed you special prosecutor?
> A prosecutor implies an accusation, and I don't think he does that.
> Most of these questions are essentially a call for transparency around
> the moderation process. Above all I would read this as "I'm
> concerned"; and quite frankly the answer I would hope for is an
> empathic dialogue. Because the implicit hope behind "I'm concerned" is
> "I hope you can reassure me".

To me it is a bunch of leading and accusatory questions, impolitely
framed, some of which are no better than "When did you stop beating
your wife?".

I can think of 500 ways to ask the same questions without sounding
like an episode of Supreme Court.

Sawyer and the moderators do a thankless task and they deserve better than that.

FWIW, I am well aware that Andreas also does a thankless task, and
fully respect him as a long term major contributor in our community.

I just do not feel like anyone has the right to demand such answers
from the Pumpking or Moderators.

Just as I feel no-one would have the right to demand such answers from
him if he had to make a difficult and socially contentious decision
about PAUSE.

perl -Mre=debug -e "/just|another|perl|hacker/"

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