[saymaListserv] SAYMA listserv change proposal

CIsland at aol.com CIsland at aol.com
Mon Apr 10 13:21:39 JEST 2006


 
TO:  FRIENDS in SAYMA
FROM: SAYMA Ad Hoc Committee on Electronic  Communications, Bill Reynolds, 
Clerk
SUBJECT:  A proposal to break  SAYMA's current single listserv into three 
separate listserv's
DATE:  04/10/2006
 
The following is the latest, well-seasoned proposal for SAYMA to have three  
separate listservs.  This proposal is set to be  brought before the  Yearly 
Meeting to be considered for approval in two months.  Send any  comments and 
questions to Bill Reynolds at < _cisland at aol.com_ (mailto:cisland at aol.com)  >

1.   SAYMA DISCUSSION LISTSERV
 
GUIDELINES FOR CONTENT:
This list is for the SAYMA community to discuss  general issues of concern to 
Quakers. (For further information about Friends'  concerns see Quaker.org).  
This list is especially for those who like  electronic back and forth 
discussion about views, opinions, etc.  Please  compose your postings to this list to 
reflect the fundamental Quaker value that  "there is that of God in Everyone". 
When responding to another post, respond to  that of God in the author or 
subject of that post. This means express your  perspective sincerely without 
passing judgement on the other's motives,  character, intelligence or integrity. 
Sometimes it is good to allow time to pass  for seasoning your thoughts before 
posting a response.
 
ELDERING GUIDELINES:
Form a group of four or five "elders" from those  who read the list regularly 
and appear to have skills in discernment.  Ask  them to "step in" if a/some 
subscriber(s) post inappropriate material or  excessive numbers of posts.  
 
When someone posted something with inappropriate content or tone, elder(s)  
are advised to email directly to the person who sent the message and suggest in 
 their future postings they use more tender language.  Elders may, from time  
to time, feel a sense that a reminder for what and how we speak on this 
listserv  needs to be sent to the whole listserv, either near the time when an 
offense has  occurred or later.  Elders are advised to be mindful that some issues 
will  be resolved without their intervention.  This is a good thing.  If  
listserv participants make a mistake occasionally, it does not necessarily have  
to be pointed out to them. If an individual repeatedly violates the listserv  
guidelines despite repeated eldering, the listserv elders should consult with  
each other and reach unity before asking the listserv administrator to remove 
 him/her from the list.

"ONE LINER" TO APPEAR AT THE BOTTOM OF  EVERY POST TO THIS LIST:  
"This list is for the SAYMA community to  discuss issues of concern to 
Quakers. (For further information about Friends'  concerns see Quaker.org)" 
 
WELCOME NOTICE TO EVERYONE WHEN THEY JOIN THIS LIST: 
This list is  especially for those who like electronic back and forth 
discussion about views,  opinions, etc.  Please compose your postings to this list to 
reflect the  fundamental Quaker value that "there is that of God in 
Everyone." When  responding to another post, respond to that of God in the author or 
subject of  that post. This means express your perspective sincerely without 
passing  judgement on the other's motives, character, intelligence or integrity.  
Sometimes it is good to allow time to pass for seasoning your thoughts before 
 posting a response.


2.  SAYMA  IMP^O^ Bulletin Service:  
 
This listserv is to continue the current  IMP^O^ Bulletin  Service exactly as 
currently operated by the SAYMA Administrative Assistant  without any 
non-SAYMA announcements or any discussion.  (The latter two  functions to be covered 
by the other two listservs.)   
 
 3.  GENERAL INTEREST ANNOUNCEMENTS 
 
GUIDELINES FOR CONTENT OF GENERAL INTEREST ANNOUNCEMENTS LIST:   
This list is for posting announcements about events, information, opinion  
and information about action opportunities related to Friends' concerns.   (For 
further information about Friends' concerns see Quaker.org).  To  include such 
things as:   (a) events happening around SAYMA region or  nationally.  (b)  
articles, publications, and websites of interest -  For example:  "FCNL has 
posted an analysis of the Iraq war  budget....."  (c) action opportunities such 
as writing congress, peace  demonstrations, (d)  SAYMA Monthly Meetings' and 
Worship Groups'  newsletters, minutes, etc.  Appropriate responses to 
announcements on this  listserv are to be questions of clarification about details, 
additional planning  information, e.g, time, place, topic and contact information, 
etc. Any responses  other than these particular types of responses are to be 
posted on the SAYMA  DISCUSSION LISTSERV.  
 
GUIDELINES FOR "MONITORING" OF GENERAL INTEREST ANNOUNCEMENTS LIST:
Form  a group of four or five "elders" from those who read the list regularly 
and  appear to have skills in discernment.  Ask them to "step in" if a/some  
subscriber(s) post inappropriate material or excessive numbers of posts.   One 
example of what to say:  "If those who have been following this  conversation 
would like to continue, it seems more appropriate to move it to the  
Discussion listserv."  
 
If a subscriber persists in deliberately posting  inappropriate  material or 
posting excessive numbers of posts after being appropriately eldered  they are 
subject to removal from the list.  
 
WELCOME NOTICE TO EVERYONE WHEN THEY JOIN THIS LIST:  
This list is  for posting announcements about events, information, opinion 
and information  about action opportunities related to Friends' concerns.  (For 
further  information about Friends' concerns see Quaker.org).   Appropriate  
responses to announcements on this listserv are to be questions of 
clarification  about details, additional planning info: time, place, topic and contact  
information. Any responses other than these particular types of responses are to 
 be posted on the SAYMA DISCUSSION LISTSERV.   


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