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Re: Bhakti List Moderation Policy

Ramanbil_at_aol.com
Date: Fri Aug 14 1998 - 08:43:44 PDT

Dear Bhagavatas,

I agree with Sri Dileepan's views. 

But, moderation  and editing is a sin-qua-non in any effort in publishing
views for public consumption. I believe, that the absence of such salutary
requirement was responsible for the kind of offensive posts which  in turn had
to be met by needed rejoinders and repartees providing a tamasha for the
onlooker on the ringside.

This moderation or editing itself can be healthy *only* if it is not
*subjective* and *selective*, because no single individual can claim to be
above pride and prejudice in  evaluating materials. There ought to a Board of
Editors maybe (2 and not more than 3) to go over *impartially*(albeit in a
cursory manner) to check for any inflammatory remarks. Even if it should take
a day or two for the article to appear in the list, it is well worth it. 

If found too cumbersome and impractical, we may revert to the old practice ,
of course,  after providing adequate safeguards.

Dasoham
Anbil Ramaswamy