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Subject: USGenWeb News 12/12/98
Date: 13 Dec 1998 15:17:32 +0100
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Subject: [USGENWEB-ALL-L] Daily Board Show (12 Dec 98)
I'll get you, my pretty...its Your Daily Board Show!
*warning* editorial content contained herein, to read any further would be
a sin. Read at your own risk!
Thursday 10 December 1998:
On Motion 98-10: A Board member has motioned to amend this motion
slightly as reported her yesterday and the (not)NC has called for a
second. The amended motion is numbered 98-10-1.
On Motion 98-11: Deb Wafford, outgoing NW/P representative has indicated
she will not reconsider her decision to resign. The (not)NC indicates he
will accept a motion to accept her resignation. A motion is made and
seconded and numbered 98-11. The discussion period is opened andthe
question is called. The (not)NC calls for second on that and it is
seconded. He then calls for a simultaneous vote on the motion to call
the question and the motion to accept Deb Wafford's resignation. Both
passed: the motion to call the question with 1 present and 12 ayes (i
person did not vote; teh motion to accept teh resignation passed with i
present and 13 ayes. [Bye Deb, we'll miss you!] Two Board members post
messages wishing Deb well.
A Board member posts a message she received from our own Roger Swafford
regarding his ideas for managing this list. In brief, he states that he
had suggested some rules for the list and received a dozen or so negative
replies with teh vast number of subscribers remaining silent, which he
attributes to apathy. So he has boiled down his suggestions to a few (9
actually) "all-encompassing rules", all from RRoO and suggest the Board
take action to bring the list under these rules. It is his opinion that
the bylaws give teh Board this authority and further suggests that
mail-list conduct be a basis for determining qualification for office
since archives could be checked to see if candidates had followed the
rules. He even suggests punishments. [Let's see if I have this right:
Rog floated this by the list and all the people who cared enough to
respond said 'no thanks'. So Rog is now asking teh Board to step in and
impose these rules on the list. Interesting.]
The full letter is posted below.
In other news: I am sad to report that our patient and long-suffering
moderator, George Waller, is stepping down. He has called for nominees to
be list moderator. Nominations will be accepted until Dec 15.
In happier news, Ron Eason and Sue Soden are now Asst. National
Coordinators for the national Census Archives Project. Congrats all
Nominations are being accepted for the replacement NW/P Region CC
representative. If you have not already you should be receiving
nomination information onyour state list.
This has been your Daily Board Show.
The USGW Advisory Board--EXPOSED! http://www.radix.net/~merope/
full text of Roger Swafford's mail to a Board rep, as posted to Board-l:
A few weeks ago I suggested adopting some rules for the list. George was
not against but simply said try and get a consensus. Well there were only
about a dozen or so persons that replied in the negative, the overwhelming
majority of the subscribers remained silent indicating, IMO, the biggest
problem with the project.....apathy. Since then I've sat back and waited
for the next flap-ex and boiled down my suggestions to only a few all
1 Not have to suffer personal abuse and attack
2 Treat everyone with courtesy
3 Make a point concisely
4 Attack issues, not people
5 Work to create dignity and decorum
6 Work with others in a cooperative fashion
7 Respect the rights of others
8 Promote the organizations growth and influence
9 Enhance the organizations reputation
These are all taken from RRoO as rights and/or responsibilities of members
of organizations. I suggest the board take action to bring the list(s)
under these rules. You have the authority already, the bylaws state the
"project" is to be governed by PP.
This would also bring a members conduct on mail lists into consideration
for determining his/her qualifications for office by providing a basis for
checking the archives of mail-lists such as -all to determine if the
member follows the rules.
Penalties may range from...
Apology - public apology
Reprimand- moderator reprimands the member for inappropriate posts
Suspension- moderator unsubs the member for a period of time and announces
Censure- a public announcement of censure and longer suspension
Grievance- moderator files a grievance against the member when other
actions have failed
CC Childress Co. TX
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