Working rules for the Mailing lists
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A working set of moderation rules for the Citizendium mailing lists
Just to clarify the list rules, based on what Larry said earlier: https://lists.purdue.edu/pipermail/citizendium-l/2006-September/000460.html
- For both citizendium-l and citizendium-policy, list mail will go out only twice per day.
- During each posting, at most only four posts will go out, for a total of eight posts per 24 hours. The other posts in the queue, if there are any, will either (a) be rejected with a brief explanation and request that they be posted to the forums, or (b) saved for the next round of posting.
- Posts are sent out in order of receipt, if they are accepted. That is, if we plan to post a message to the list, then it will be posted according to its time of receipt.
- In order to keep the number of messages per day to eight per list, everyone has to be moderated. So we re-checked the "moderated" boxes for everyone.
- To get your instant Citizendium discussion fix, new and greatly improved in my opinion, proceed forthwith to http://smf.citizendium.org/
The purpose of this new scheme is to make the mailing lists the locale for extended, deeply-reasoned discourse. This will be the place for essay-length posts. It will also make special room for posts on the discussion schedule topics (see http://www.citizendium.org/discussion_schedule.html). The discussion schedule topic for this week for citizendium-l is: "How should the Citizendium launch? Should we fork Wikipedia piecemeal or all at once?" The discussion schedule topic for this week for citizendium-policy: "What criteria should we use to identify editors and constables?" These topics are also being discussed on the forums and the planning wiki. But on the mailing list, I'd like to see your "summations," your complete case.
The forums, by contrast, are for briefer back-and-forth and instant feedback.
- --This is extracted from an email from Larry Sanger to the citizendium-l list. 26 September 2006