moderated Re: Crosspost: Question about new member

David Diamond

A red flag always goes up for me when moderators of other groups start telling the moderator how to run their group. One group I was on was notorious for that and one of the rules on that group was you could get booted off with no warning or chance of appeal.  I suspect the moderator never worked at a job and just had a cheque coming in every month from the government.  Try imposing that rule at the job sight, you’d get a labour relations discriminatory charge against you so quick your head would spin.    


From: <> On Behalf Of Maria Reyes
Sent: January 28, 2021 2:40 PM
Subject: Re: Crosspost: Question about new member


I will also be having my list for general chat when it gets approved.

have an Apple Watch? Join my Apple Watch Facebook group:

On Jan 28, 2021, at 4:14 PM, Randy Barnett <blindmansbluff09@...> wrote:

Well for anyone that wants to join a general blindness list that is not heavy handed in it's moderation then join

On 1/28/2021 11:03 AM, Gerald Levy via wrote:


Excuse me, topic drift is not endemic if the group is well moderated.  I don't tolerate off-topic discussion on my Blind Hearing Aid Users list, and neither should the moderator of this list.

I understand that a discussion can sometimes drift off-topic, but the moderator has a responsibility to step in when it does and issue an admonishment.  That's how I run my list, and any member who repeatedly disregards warnings against posting off-topic messages is subject to being placed on mod status.  To be perfectly blunt, the original message in this thread about a new list member really had nothing to do with JAWS itself in the first place, and was only marginally related.





On 1/28/2021 1:13 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:

On Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 01:00 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

I suggest joining the Blind-Talk list,

Topic drift is endemic to any group, upon occasion.  And the JAWS group has historically allowed topics that are tangentially related, at best, to JAWS.  This group has never been strictly moderated.

I'd suggest that you, and anyone else who gets frustrated with a given topic on any group, learn how to use the tools that gives every user to control the messages they receive to begin with, or keep receiving.  In this case, the Mute this Topic link at the end of every blessed message.

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