From: goanet-admin at goanet.org [mailto:goanet-admin at goanet.org] On Behalf
Of Frederick Noronha(FN)
Sent: 13 September 2004 22:02
To: goanet at goanet.org
Subject: RE: [Goanet]_VM_
Post by Paulo Colaco Dias
BTW, let me tell you once again that in my opinion, you are not fit to
be an administrator of this list
That's your opinion. It is your right to believe in whatever you choose
Post by Paulo Colaco Dias
due to your obviously biased personality.
All of us hold our own point of view. Don't you?
Do you dislike (i) me personally (ii) my point of view (iii) my work on
Goanet (iv) the way I administer messages or (v) a mix of all of these?
Why single me out anyway, you don't know who's moderating the messages in
Fred, as you know, I have no problems with you as a person and have never
refused any request from you and as you will recall, have helped you in a
few occasions even very recently. My problem with you has to do with the
fact that you are not neutral when approving or rejecting posts. My posts
have been rejected several times without any offensive content and without
any references to any individuals. Three of my posts sent yesterday have
been rejected. None of them contained any references to any individuals or
abusive language. I give up. Let us see if this one gets approved.
If you want to be an administrator, a moderator, a judge or a referee, you
have to be neutral and follow the rules of the game. Not decide yourself who
should be given permission to post and who should be prevented from posting.
Of course you can post your own opinion and contribute for an healthy
discussion but your personal opinion should not influence your moderator's
function within the Goanet admin team. Don't you agree with this?
In the past, I have complained to the rest of the admin team and asked for
their opinion if my rejected posts violated the rules of Goanet. I did not
get any reply. Anyway, like in everything else in Goa, we continue to live
in a Salazarist environment, where you, Fred, are definitely playing an
excellent part: Salazar.
How I know it is you? Of course I am not 100% sure. But please do not insult
my intelligence. I think we have had this conversation before. In my
opinion, you are the only one who is openly biased in the admin team.
Besides that, some of my posts have been rejected when the other
administrators were supposedly asleep. You see, I have a very good idea of
time zones. If this is false and it wasn't you and you are totally innocent,
then please whoever rejected my posts come up with an explanation on which
Goanet rule I violated and, accordingly, I will stand corrected and I will
The point I was trying to make is that when one 'side' loses the debate,
they go ahead and blame Goanet Admin.
Fred, you have never heard me blaming the GoaNet admin team for losing the
debate. My only blame with the admin team is that my posts have been
rejected without any violation of the current Goanet rules and that
contributes to frustration on my side. That is all I have to blame the admin
Please try to understand that your
POV (point of view) is hopelessly outnumbered on this forum, and you have
some very articulate opponents tearing to shreds the perspective that you
hold dear. This is just how it happens to be. We at the Admin have not
engineered it in a way to ensure that the vast majority on this network
happen to be ex-Africanders, ex-Bombayites, or Goans who grew up post-
1961, to whom Lusostalgia means little one way or the other.
Fred, whilst I can see your point (even though I am a bit perplexed that you
mentioned this), I just hope that in future you do not reject posts that do
not please the view of the majority. At the moment, that is precisely what I
am convinced you are doing. It is frustrating to come across a moderator who
is not neutral when acting on behalf of the admin team.
Yes, you are right, I have volunteered to help Goanet in the past, but as
you must know well, I did not get any response. My offer was totally
ignored. I only got a request from Herman to find a way to put together all
posts from GoaNet since its creation. It seemed to me an impossible task to
achieve because of the several list servers used and nobody I knew had a
backup of all posts. And that was the last thing I heard from the admin
team. Hey, you wouldn't want a minority view in your admin team, would you?
That would probably scare the punters out of here. Or maybe it would just
about add some neutrality in the moderation work. If there is something I am
always concerned about is fairness. Anyone is free to post their own
personal opinions but when acting as moderator, one should be neutral and
follow the rules by which GoaNet stands for. Anyway, this is gone too long.
Please take it as positive criticism if you can.
PS: My point of view is hopelessly outnumbered on this forum. Thanks for
letting me know Fred. I will certainly bear that in mind in future. No point
in posting, isn't it? Right. Got it. I don't want to cause any more trouble
with my opposition views. Take care. Goodbye.