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Dear Tom Nagy and Discuss-List, > Perhaps it's because I work in Washington, D.C., the lying is the > currency of the place (provided there's some bow to denyability), that I > so greatly value CASI and feel this resource is being deminished when it > provide a venue for postings that are not only consistent with sanctions > policy and their aftermath and their "justification". > > Could not the Manager insist that virulant fantasies oppossed to the > spirit and mission statement of CASI be reduced to provision of URLs, so > the time of readers is spared from a rehash of the equivalent of Fox New > news. Whilst I understand that discussion over questions of principles, and disagreements regarding one's basic perceptions of reality can at times be exasperating in the extreme, one must also note that they can be extremely valuable for a discussion. CASI has thus always maintained an 'open' policy regarding postings on its emailing lists, provided texts are to the point of the discussion and written with suitable courtesy, any view is in principle permissable. This is imperative if an honest, accurate and democratic discussion is to be maintained. Naturally, 'flaming' and other forms of abuse are in no way covered by this policy - however, so far little of the type has occured. > Re attribution of our own postings to casi (or documents of ours that > CASI has posted (such as my paper at the Int. Assoc. of Genocide > Scholars), surely what is intended is that we say we have posted X to > CASI or that CASI has a link to to our paper, Y. You do not really mean > that you want to say on "we posted X to a website whithout permitting us > to mention that the website discussion group or other portion of the site > was a part of CASI. As a practical matter, if we cannot say we posted X > to CASI if we did, then there are problems in citations which editor will > scold us for. No, no, of course it is perfectly legitimate to declare one has posted something to a CASI list, or linked something to/from a CASI site, or that something appeared on either. What I meant, is that it is not legitimate to claim that a posting to the discussion list by a list member is a statement issued by CASI, or reflects the organisation's views (unless specifically indicated). greetings, Nicholas CASI-Discuss-List Moderator > > > ===== Original Message From CASI Lists Manager > > <firstname.lastname@example.org> > ===== > >Dear Discussion List, > > > >two related issues have been causing CASI some worry in the past weeks. > > > > First, messages being sent out in the name of CASI by people who are > > not members of the annually elected CASI committee. To maintain > > coherency and credibility, CASI upholds a very strict policy about what > > can or cannot be sent out in the organisation's name, and any such > > posting or message usually has to be co-ordinated and approved by the > > committee. Please understand that any organisation has to maintain some > > control over what is said and done in its name, so please refrain from > > claiming something is in CASI's name, unless it Is, i.e. has been > > discussed and co-ordinated with the committee. > > > > Secondly, postings to the discussion list being treated as "from > > CASI". They are not - they are postings by subscribers to an emailing > > list set up and moderated by CASI. As CASI makes no demands whatsoever > > upon postings to express the views and opinions of the committee (only > > that they be relevant to the list), or be approved of by it, postings > > cannot be truthfully in any way described as "from CASI", only as > > "posted to an email list". So again, please do not claim they are > > issued by CASI - unless they really are, in which case this will be > > clearly indicated. > > > >Thankyou for your understanding, > > > >Nicholas Martin, > >CASI-Discuss-List Moderator > > > >------- > >Nicholas Martin > >CASI Lists Manager - email@example.com > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org All postings > > are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk > > Tom > Thomas J. Nagy, Ph.D. > Assoc. Prof. of Expert Systems > George Washington Univeristy Sch. of Business & Public Mgt. > Washington, D.C. 20052 > home.gwu.edu/~nagy > > > _______________________________________________ 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 > -- Nicholas Martin CASI Lists Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org _______________________________________________ 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