[pp.int.general] Stop please (was does enyone knows this guy? probably FB scum!! (Marco Confalonieri))

Boris Turovskiy tourovski at gmail.com
Tue Mar 16 13:42:54 CET 2010

Hi everybody,
please calm down a bit - that's really not the topic we should be 
arguing and splitting over.
As I see it, the problem is that we have one common PPI mailing list 
while its aims are understood differently by different people. Some 
consider it a sort of "general chatroom" that allows for communication 
with pirates from other countries (including the occasional flamewar or 
off-topic thread), others consider it a discussion area for politically 
relevant topics, still others would be perfectly happy if the list only 
contained announcements on upcoming events/meetings. Obviously, if you 
belong to the first group, the reaction to complaints about the list 
being flooded is "just skip the thread", while those in the third group 
perceive such a reaction as lack of respect for their time. It may make 
sense to split the ML at least in two parts - one for an almost 
unmoderated general discussion and one strictly for announcements (like 
upcoming events, petitions, election results and press releases).
However it should also be clear that no mailing list rules (and no other 
communication form, for that matter) will be 100% ideally suited for 
everyone - so a certain readiness for compromise should be present in 
any case.

Best regards,

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