Okay, okay-I apologize. I am very sorry to those of you who interpreted
my message as a flame. I honestly didn't intend it as a flame. I am
willing to step back and admit that posting might have been premature.
My only intention was to get the discussion moving toward a decision. I
apologize for the cranky tone of my previous posting. Perhaps a time
limit might be set for deciding whether to have a moderated group, a
filter, or carry on with no changes? I was around when all the off-topic
postings were occurring, which is one reason I didn't want to see the
moderation discussion go on without end.
I have read the opinions of my
fellow scientists on moderation and feel that there has been quite a bit
of beneficial input. It is not my desire to stifle my colleagues' views.
Again, I am sincerely sorry.
Oregon State University
Molecular and Cellular Biology