[gardeners] Politics and religion

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sat, 14 Jul 2001 17:04:25 -0500

Folks, two of the things we ask not to be discussed on this list are politics
and religion, including signature lines with comments that could be construed as
derogatory to other folks beliefs. What you believe may offend other people and,
as much as I don't like to stifle opinion, as listowner I must.

If I get complaints about any members posts from two or more other members I am
honor bound to drop you a note and ask you to moderate what you're doing. If
this offends you or is against your beliefs you are free to depart the list.
This applies to everyone without regard to length of membership, standing in the
world, or anything else. It also means you shouldn't drop your friends a line
and tell them to drop me notes about someone who has done something you don't
like. Either way someone gets invited to moderate their conduct or go elsewhere.
I hope this is easily understood.

We've had members who were devout trolls and tried to tear up other lists who
behaved themselves here. If you behave you get to stay and be part of the family
at Gardeners. I think I've probably said enough about this but do remind
yourselves that things you think are completely innocent can offend people of
other belief systems. 


George Shirley