RE: Theos-World time to review how theos-talk operates
Nov 01, 2001 08:38 PM
As I've stated to those who have contacted me privately - Where do you
draw a line between theosophy and non-theosophy?
|From: Eldon B Tucker [mailto:email@example.com]
|Sent: Friday, 2 November 2001 7:25 AM
|Subject: Theos-World time to review how theos-talk operates
|There have been some complaints about personal attacks on the
|list. Others, primarily on another list, have observed an
|inconsistent reponse by theos-talk list members. When certain
|subjects or individuals are involved, I'm told, there's
|immediate support for the individuals attacked. When other
|subjects or individuals are involved, others pile on and
|magnify the attack.
|The general rule here has been no personal attacks, but in the
|interest of openness and freedom of thought, the list is
|unmoderated and there's been no heavy-handed policing of the
|messages going out. I value that freedom and would hate to give it up.
|We're an odd assortment of individuals, of different
|political, cultural, racial, religious, and economic
|backgrounds. We're presumably here -- hopefully -- because we
|share a common interest in Theosophy or theosophic inquiry,
|and not with other, perhaps hidden agendas (like were someone
|with us in order to recruit us into their favorite religious
|cult or "save us from the devil" or some other such balony).
|To date, when people have gotten out-of-hand, there often have
|been other list members posting messages asking them to "shape
|up," or sending them private emails to the same effect. Since
|this hasn't consistently happened, I'd like to ask everyone
|what their thoughts are on the subject.
|What do people think is appropriate and what is "off topic"?
|(This deals with the content side of the discussions.)
|What do people think is appropriate behavior and treatment of
|others? (This deals with the process side of the discussions.)
|I'd like to see what people post (and write privately to me).
|Perhaps it's time to review and change the guidelines or the
|way things are run. Based upon input from list members, I'll
|write up what the proposed changes might be, for review by
|-- Eldon Tucker
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