[Osmf-talk] Moderator statement: please read before posting
kairo at kairo.at
Thu Oct 30 13:38:49 UTC 2014
Michael Collinson schrieb:
> Hold off from posting if you can; posting volume down please.
OK, if people don't voice what they want to voice here, then where
should they instead? Public blog posts? Or is there another list where
they can discuss without fearing to be moderated away and go unheard?
> please limit what you want to say to summaries that are postive and
> forward, not backward, looking. Whether you are a principal player or
> not, please completely refrain from attacking or making negative remarks
> about others.
I'm all in with forward-looking, though sometimes you need to clear up
what the past means to you to be able to look forward in a consistent
way. And I'm also all in with the fact that everybody should try to be
constructive and should not run personal attacks. That said, I prefer
people to actually speak up if they feel something negative instead of
silently ducking out and in the end leaving the organization or even
project. And I prefer clear words instead of subtle hints.
That said, I believe we all want the best for OSM and hopefully OSMF
(why would we pay a membership otherwise?) and we should always
acknowledge that everyone else is as well.
For people on the board (probably even anyone who ever spent time there)
I'd even think everything I said counts double: they represent all of us
so they should be civil and constructive, but clear in what they say -
and given how much time they spend or spent extra, they surely feel
deeply about the project and want it and the Foundation to succeed.
So, let's cut everyone here some slack and see what their positive and
constructive interest in the project, but let's please don't get into
censoring the list or the risk is high that people will vent in public
blog posts and similar venues, which is way more damaging to the project
than some bickering in here.
Could that work?
P.S.: I'm only a simple member here, no official function or anything.
That said, I have decided to hold off on my membership payment until the
thick air in here has cleared up and a positive way forward is clear.
I'm sure it will happen and then I'm all in for supporting that vision
with my membership payment.
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