Letters to the Editor
A Letter From Anja Concerning the E-Y Chat Forum
----- Original Message -----
From: "Anja Hey" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2002 3:43 PM
Subject: pending membership of your yahoo email group
Since it will be rather difficult to decide from Yahoo details
whether you like to have a person on your mailing group or not, I herewith
offer some info on myself. I am Anja Heij, a capricorn so an earthy person,
practical spiritual website, available through the address below. The
link "this week's article" does not work since I've recently come back
from a vacation and still don't have inspiration since my marriage last
vacation, but for the rest it all works including the previous articles.
So you can check my out through my works and see if you like my presence
on your list...or not ;-)
---- Original Message -----
From: "Editor" <Editor@educate-yourself.org>
To: "Anja Hey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2002 5:54 PM
Subject: Re: pending membership of your yahoo email group
Thanks for writing to the Big Bad Wolf. I appreciate your sincerity.
Please do not be disuaded from expressing your thoughts at the forum.
My remarks were only intended for those very few individuals who lack respect,
prefer to play games, or wish to be contentious. The follow who was dumped
from the forum was given the opportunity to correct his course and fly
staight and could have done so without losing face since I didn't intially
address him individually, but he chose to engage me and question my
authority to moderate the forum.
He wanted to dance and assumed that feigning ignorance was the safest
way to proceed. I gave his sincerity the benefit of the doubt by providing
him with the definition of the expression "bully pulpit" which he obviously
understand based on the line of questions he was challenging me with.
He was confusing that term with the verb "to bully" . Read his initial
response to me to see if you agree with my assessment.
His ego was too inflated to admit that he misinterpreted the meaning
of the expression bully pulpit and so he proceeds to pretend that he ,
"of course", knew the "official" definition of the term, BUT blah, blah,
recasts the same line of challenging questions based on the verb "to
bully". It was obvious at that point that he wanted to dance and he assumed
that I would play his game. He was wrong.
I had/have no intention of debating him or anyone else who won't cooperate
with me 100% and adhere to my guidelines after I lay them down. I made
it simple and clear. He knew what to do with his truckload of articles.
could have still gotten his stuff up there and satisfied my desire
to stop his flooding of the forum. He just had to cooperate. He chose
to argue. So, I chose to ban him.
I never have a problem with people are are genuinely sincere and wish
to be cooperative. I do have a problem, however, with wise guys who wish
to manipulate me or my chat forum while pretending to be sincere. I'm not
going to dance with anyone when it comes to the moderation of that forum.
I'm going to manage it in a way that I feel will produce the most benefcial
results for the majority of readers. That means sharing ideas and information
that will help people in some capacity-not going back and forth with ego-driven
contentious arguments. That's a huge waste of time for all involved.
As for the person who lashed out at me for doing such a "hateful" thing,
well, read his other messages on the forum and you will see why I didn't
bother answering him either. He likes to dance too.
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