Posted by SLS on September 28, 2004, at 15:39:02
In reply to Re: Interesting points - but..... » SLS, posted by AuntieMel on September 28, 2004, at 12:53:03
We are both so persistent. :-)
> I'll answer you so you can be freed for three more. Although I could effectively cut you off by NOT answering:)
It is perhaps unfortunate that people have already recognized a way around the new posting system to be able abuse it. I will call it tag-team posting. I hope it does not become an issue.
> > > > How many people here have commited murder?
> > > I think this is a bad example.
> > I would have chosen tax-evasion, but I feared it would have included too many people to make my point.
> Well, actually either one makes a different point. If only one person had ever committed murder or tax-evasion, there would be no need for a law, would there?
I don't think God would repeal the Sixth Commandment were everyone to follow it.
> > > Murder does actually hurt another person. Multiple posts to admin hurt nobody.
> > I disagree. I find it disruptive to the flow of discourse and makes it much harder for me to read about issues that are important to me. I feel that unlimited consecutive posting deprives others of screen space and causes the board to turn over more frequently than I can follow. Anyone who *does* want to hurt the community could do so under this circumstance.
> I would be more inclined to agree if the multiple posts were in the middle of a thread AND had nothing to do whatever with that thread. But in the case of one poster starting a thread and adding to it? I can't see a disruption.
> And I can't see how a rule with an arbitrary number that is also considered case-by-case (allowing for exceptions) could be enforced fairly.
I don't think we yet know how it will be implemented.
> > > > This might be a fact, but it is not Lou's fault that the system allowed for a posting behavior that could be disruptive.
> I didn't answer this one before, but it sounds like you are attempting to protect Lou from himself??
Not at all. I am attempting to advocate for the protection of the community. You might be confusing me with another poster.
> > I personally found that 10 or more consecutive posts submitted multiple instances on the same page was disruptive.
> I can see that, but creating a rule for personal pet-peeves isn't necessarily the answer either.
As you have mentioned before, however, protecting the individual from the majority is often of critical importance.
> > I don't want to have to leave this one. Unlimited consecutive posting could easily cause this to happen. I wouldn't want to be here if there were continual filibusters and endless pontificating. This is personal - to me.
> Perhaps I don't see why it is personal to you.
> I (personally) see it more like the Patriot Act - where the rights of the few are trampled in the name of safety for the many.
I think there will always be conflicts to be found between the desires of the individual and the interests of the majority (or state). Shouting "fire" in a movie theatre when there is none so as to incite a panic is one such example for which the health of the many takes precedence over the freedom of the individual to his speech. Doing so is against the law.
> "Trampled" here is the wrong word - too extreme,
Not so. That is precisely what happens to the people in the theatre.
> ps - it was nice having lots of time to reply, you being stuck at two and waiting for another post......