Thank you, Myriam, for doing this. I for one agree that people should take
responsibility for their postings on a list otherwise it deteriorates very
quickly. I would only join a list where people signed their names to what they
On Feb 19, 2016, at 6:05 PM, Miryam Ehrlich Williamson
About item 2 on Wednesday's agenda:
| 2) Decide how to set up an email list. Miryam?
When I offered at the first meeting to set up an email list I made it clear
that it is a principle of mine that I don't run lists on which people post
anonymously. Nobody objected. Every time I talked or wrote about the list
from then on, including in the welcome message, I mentioned that nobody will
be anonymous on the list. Nobody objected
I set up the list, and immediately someone decided to test my integrity and
posted anonymously. I'm told some people know who that person is; I know
that I'm not the only one who didn't.
The question for Wednesday is not how to set up a list -- that's been done.
The question is whether you're okay with people posting without signing their
messages so that they can be identified. I don't care what the meeting
decides, but I won't manage a list on which people don't take responsibility
for their words.
I won't be at the meeting to facilitate that part of the discussion. My
principles are not up for discussion.
I told Diane that if Wednesday's meeting finds anonymity acceptable, I'll
still tend to the list until someone offers to take over, or she comes back
from her trip and starts her own list, whichever comes first. She knows who's
subscribed and who she invited and hasn't yet responded. I won't leave you
without a means to communicate.
I'm not angry, nor am I pleased at having spent a few hours setting up this
list, when anyone who knew my intention from the outset could have said it
was not acceptable and saved me that time. Life is too short, both for anger
and for wasting time.
Wishing you peace and success,
Miryam Ehrlich Williamson
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