Re Jerry 6718: >As I wrote on-list, AF gave me *explicit written permission* -- without >*any* conditions -- to make his message available to others. This >authorization by Alan was made before I sent my post on the IDD to the >list. Jerry: Your "handling" of *private*, *mis-sent* correspondence was too much for me. It seems to me that it requires really little common sense to see that in the heat of a discussion somebody may give one "permission" to do something that actually is not intended as such. Did you think before forwarding *private*, *mis-sent* correspondence of one listmember to other listmembers, and in this way to other people, that Alan had the right to give a *second thought* or even a *third thought* regarding this? Have you *really* realized the meaning of forwarding *private*, *mis-sent* correspondence to other people? In my understanding of these matters, a list moderator is a kind of primus inter pares, a person who not only has lots of common sense but also is able to stay above the disputes even though she or he may be involved in the debate. Definitively you are not this kind of person. At some point you received *by mistake* a *private* document and the sole idea you got was to use it as a "weapon" in an internal dispute. Now, the use of that "weapon" implied the violation of the most elemental rules of, can I say, courtesy and comradeship, by you, no matter what "permission" you have received. (In my country, when somebody asks you to bring a letter to other people, the sender gives your the letter in an *open* envelope. The person who will carry the letter *seals* it in presence of the sender.) The botton line is that the list moderator of OPE-L --Jerry Levy-- has forwarded upon request *private*, *mis-sent* correspondence of one list member to other people. This is completely unprecendented. For people like Alan or me, who are not covered by confortable academic posts where safety matters may not be so important, it is impossible to have any link with an individual who has made public *private*, *mis-sent* correspondence. Please, unsubscribe me from this list, and please do not write to me in any form in the future. A.
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