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Re: filmscanners: ADMIN: Play nice, or else.


I appreciate your effort in maintaining the list, and would hate to see it
go away. It seems to me, however, that how best to store images generated
from filmscanners fully satisfies the "issues arising from the use of"
clause in the charter, and is therefore not off topic. I agree that the
thread degenerated into less practically useful info than I had hoped to
glean from it.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Sleep" <TonySleep@halftone.co.uk>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2001 9:31 PM
Subject: filmscanners: ADMIN: Play nice, or else.

> On Thu, 15 Nov 2001 08:43:37 +1100  Kevin Power
> (kevinpower@optushome.com.au) wrote:
> >
> > I'm with you as it sure does get bitchy at times! If it happened on a
> > list
> > that I run, the offending member/s would get zapped along with their
> > messages.
> >
> > Kevin.
> Unortunately the remote admin of this list does not permit such easy
> interdiction. All I can do is remove people and keep them removed.
> It is quite clear from the list charter that this list exists for the
> purpose of discussing filmscanners. I understand that sometimes
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> Tony Sleep 15 Nov 2001
> ===========================
> Regards
> Tony Sleep (list moderator)
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