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Re: moderating on an on-going basis judy1

Posted by Dinah on August 8, 2002, at 12:11:48

In reply to Re: moderating on an on-going basis Dinah, posted by judy1 on August 8, 2002, at 11:46:47

Hi Judy, I wasn't then there of course, so I'm sure you know better than I. But looking through the archives I saw some hum-dinger examples of incivility. Dr. Bob did perhaps intervene less then, but I'm not sure that always worked well. And for better or worse, the board is bigger now.

Speaking as someone who's about to fill in for Dr. Bob, and is therefore thinking about such things, I do think Dr. Bob is right in saying that there is a tension between administration and support. First of all, I know it would be incredibly difficult for me to give one of my good friends a PBC or block if necessary. I would do it (wry smile), but it would be difficult. And it could lead to tensions in friendships.

Second, as it stands now, there are times when I can see a PBC coming from Dr. Bob, but I might understand the frustration or whatever behind the post. So I can stand back and let Dr. Bob deliver the PBC, while I can be supportive.

I don't know if this makes any sense, but it is a couple of the many reasons why I believe a board with an "outsider" monitor is a better idea, even if the moderators were under the supervision of Dr. Bob to prevent bias. And I do think Dr. Bob reads enough of the posts to get a general idea of what's going on.

Now I'm addressing this to you, but you know, you really shouldn't be reading it. :) You should be following your therapist's advice to stay away from the board until you feel stronger. I know it's hard to do, but there are times when it is necessary.

Take care,





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