Re: [OPE-L] against flames and unsubstantiated and malicious accusations

From: michael a. lebowitz (mlebowit@SFU.CA)
Date: Sat Sep 16 2006 - 11:17:02 EDT

Dear Jerry and members of the advisory committee,
         I agree strongly with this policy and I think it should have
been invoked immediately once the suggestion of plagiarism was made.

At 07:02 16/09/2006, you wrote:
>Dear comrades:
>I, once again, call your attention to the list policy against flames,
>i.e. personal abuse directed at listmembers.  While we hope that all
>listmembers will respect this policy, I am prepared to enforce it
>as necessary.  If necessary, I will act to remove someone from the
>list if s/he continues to violate this policy.
>If anyone makes a serious charge or insinuation of  unethical behavior --
>including, but not limited to, charges of plagiarism -- it must be backed
>up by proof.  To not do so is a severe form of personal abuse and will
>be considered to be a violation of the list policy against flames and will
>not be tolerated.
>Our patience as a group has been sorely tried by recent developments.
>I  assure everyone on the list that we will act in an appropriate manner to
>ensure that there is a return to comradely discussion on the list.
>I, of course, will be answerable to the Advisory Committee and, ultimately,
>the list for any actions which I take.
>In solidarity,
>Jerry Levy, Coordinator, OPE-L

Michael A. Lebowitz
Professor Emeritus
Economics Department
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, B.C., Canada V5A 1S6

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