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Re:Re: Totally Off Topic

Bless you, Kim for your restraint and your patience!!!
These are the qualities of a good leader.   I know you probably would
quibble with the word, 'Leader' and all the baggage it carries with it, but
you had the power to pull the plug and you didn't:   That's a rare thing in
this world and I, for one, am glad that you started this community.

You have a big fan.    yours,   Rick Walker

> From: "Kim Flint" <kflint@loopers-delight.com>
> > I don't believe in censorship, or dictatorships of any sort. I think a
> > community should be able to sort out its own problems, and take
> > responsibility for it's own actions, both as individuals and as a 
> > That's how I "run" this list. In other words, this list is basically
> > operating as an anarchical community. To me that does not mean chaos or
> > lack of responsibility for one's actions, it means everybody is
> > responsible for the success and well-being of the group.
> >
> > That being said, the truth is I was one mouse click away from
> > banning a number of people from this list during that particular week.
> > for whatever argument they were making, but for simply refusing to
> > the list and rest of the group. I decided to sleep on it, and the next
> > morning changed my mind about exercising that much power and setting
> > precedent. The principle worked and the community sorted itself out
> > a few days, saving me the trouble. I was glad that it worked out that
> > and I think it's generally a testament to the good qualities of this
> > that it did.
> >
> > kim
> >
> >
> > At 10:43 AM 10/10/2001, K. Douglas Baldwin wrote:
> > >Dear Loopers-
> > >     A sincere thanks to all who helped with my search for the elusive
> band
> > >Chrysalis and what has become of their members. Special props to Kevin
> > >Miller, Jim Palmer, James Pokorny, and especially to Dr. Richard
> who
> > >led me to the motherlode.
> > >     A brief comment, again off-topic: In the days immediately
> > >September 11, we were all enmeshed in a swirl of communication
> the
> > >tragedy of that day. At that time, I subscribed to two newsgroups: the
> Boss
> > >GT-3 multi-effects pedal gang, and, obviously, the Looperheads. The
> > >group fell to a lower level of argument, and the group overlord
> > >you call guys like Kim) actually CENSORED many people's comments 
> they
> > >were posted. I unsubscribed in protest and urged others to do the 
> On
> > >the other hand, the vibe here at Loopers Delight, while very emotional
> and
> > >quite off-topic at times, remained very positive overall. A special
> > >thank-you to Kim for remaining cool in the face of so much
> back-and-forth,
> > >and not once even mentioning the words "off topic."
> > >     I believe that the process of looping has a positive instructive
> > >quality: we continuously reexperience our actions. Because of this, I
> > >continuously warmed by the good vibes of Loopers Delight.
> > >     Group hug!
> > >Douglas Baldwin, Alpha male Coyote, the Trickster
> > >dbaldwin@suffolk.lib.ny.us
> >
> > ______________________________________________________________________
> > Kim Flint                     | Looper's Delight
> > kflint@loopers-delight.com    | http://www.loopers-delight.com
> >
> >
> >
> >