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Dear everyone, Sigh. I had initially sent the message below to Ghazwan personally, but it seems that perhaps other list members might need to read it too... Abi Dear Ghazwan, a reply to your points... Firstly I have been away from Cambridge for a week so list management has been in the hands of Seb. He has used his personal judgement which may differ slightly from mine. We do our best to provide constant cover but we are all busy! Secondly you should not assume that just because you have not read anything on the list, therefore the list manager is sitting inactive. In fact, all those infringing list rules (including all transgressors this week) are sent a personal message suggesting that they desist. I don't think public 'dressings down' sent to the whole list are appropriate or necessary and just clog up an already busy list. This is why I suggested in my email (although you seem to have read and quoted most of it rather carefully you seem to have missed this particular bit!) that anyone with any queries about list management send an email to me *personally* and not initially to the whole list. List management is not so interesting that 200+ people need to hear every complaint about how the list is run. If you don't receive satisfaction from me, then by all means take it to the list - but in most cases (including this one) there is really little point in bothering the whole list. Thirdly, list members are all adults. I am not the list nanny - I am there to make the rules clear to people when they are broken. If people chose to ignore me, in the immediate term there is little i can do. If rules are broken persistently then I can put people on a special 'read-only' list where all their messages have to be approved, but it was not my judgment that the sitation needed such drastic intervention at this stage. best wishes, Abi > > > For a week I was hopping that as a list manager you should have intervened > to put an end to this intimidation. > > > > Personally I will not participate in any personal attacks on other list > members. > > > > I find it odd that this member is so scared that one or two people (from > Iraq) posting to CASI might influence the well educated members of CASI > despite the overwhelming anti Iraq media campaign in the UK. This insecurity > is not a valid reason to attack other list members. > > > > Since my posting of Tue, 9 Apr 2002 10:05:52 +0400 is on the CASI archive I > will use it time and again as a standard reply to any personal attack > directed against me in the future. > > > > Best regards > > > > Ghazwan Al-Mukhtar > > Baghdad Iraq > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk