I don’t know, I’m worried that any formula elspru comes up with to moderate the forums will have chakras involved…
Oh well you can think about it from the perspective of a Turing Complete computer, or a Universal Machine that can compute any concievable algorithm. it must be able to pause, read, write, and change, I expanded on those 4 things for this rule-set.
Though coincidentally or holographically it does relate to the chakra’s, we are all Universal Machines, capable of computing any algorithm, to do so, we must be able to pause, read, write, and choose.
hm, i am little concerned how the threads will come out – if everybody is allowed to do his unrestricted trolling, thread killing, and interuptive behavior – probably nobody will read trough the threads anymore for filtering the little useful info out of tons of wild west huray conflict is up stuff…in fact a really sticky ,intransigent, conflictive, single user could kill all the threads and shu awy all the reasonable users from all the threads….
After sending my long email to TSI late Wednesday afternoon, I received a short reply from Randy Wednesday evening acknowledging receiving my email and saying that he would discuss it with Michael Thursday morning.
I’ve heard nothing further, so we are now in Wild, Wild West mode.
I’m still serving as primary spamfighter and website admin, but I’m no longer doing any moderation of user discussions. The forums will have to be self-policing until such time as there are official moderators either from the TSI staff or approved volunteers.
As discussed, the group can appeal for a temporary or permanent block of a disruptive user.
I’ll quote again what I received in an email from Randy:
I have NO PROBLEM with you banning people who distract from the fundamental reason that we have the forums: to encourage practical seasteading.