[OPE-L] Statement on Flames

From: ope-admin@ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu
Date: Wed Jul 18 2007 - 13:55:13 EDT

*Statement on Flames*

As a consequence of the recent round of flames, the following decisons
were made:

1.  Rakesh has been suspended for a three month period which began on
July 11.  He was suspended for violation of the January 24 agreement,
specifically the prohibition against flames.  That agreement, which
allowed Rakesh to be readmitted to the list, indicated that there would be
"no exceptions" and that any violations would be met with an
unsubscription for a "substantial" period of time.

2. In suspending Rakesh, we are not condoning the actions of Jurriaan or
others. In our view, all parties were partially to blame. We advise _all_
listmembers that it is not acceptable to engage in flaming of other
listmeners - *for whatever reason* - on OPE-L.

3.  Jurriaan and Rakesh are not to refer to each other or their posts
(directly or by innuendo) on the list.  This prohibition is open-ended at
this time.

4. We wish to make the following known to all listmembers:

a) *even if you feel you have been flamed, that is NO EXCUSE for
retaliation by flaming someone else on the list*;

b) If, in the future, you feel you have been flamed you should take the
matter up with the Advisory Committee and Jerry OFF-LIST. We would
then determine whether in fact you were flamed and, if so, what should be
done about it.

Alejandro Valle Baeza <valle@servidor.unam.mx>
Allin Cottrell <cottrell@wfu.edu>
Fred Moseley <fmoseley@mtholyoke.edu>
Jerry Levy <glevy@pratt.edu>

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