[PD] [ot] sueing the mailing list...
noise.now at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 14:07:12 CEST 2010
As Pierre says, if the post and definitely the reply is of interest for all subscribers I would keep it - especially after asking myself with what argument will he sue the list? On what grounds? It is a public list which every subscriber agrees to when he/she signs up. If he didn't read it I assume it is his problem, not the problem of the list owner. Also to remove a post of which he is not the author is on of the silliest things I have heard in a long time.
When I encounter nasty people I tend to become more stubborn. Perhaps a healthy attitude...
On Aug 23, 2010, at 6:49 PM, IEM - network operating center (IOhannes m zmoelnig) wrote:
> hi all,
> sorry for posting an OT mail to the mainlist, but i really want to have
> as many opinions as posible on this.
> i (as list admin) have just received an email by somebody who wants
> their mail to be removed from the archive:
> Subject: FORMAT NOTICE
> August, 22 2010
> I posted a message on the pd-announce list, being not aware that it was
> a public list: http://lists.puredata.info/pipermail/pd-announce/XXXX
> Someone replied to my message, also publicly, on the pd-list list:
> Today, I ask you to remove these two messages from your website,
> because I don't want my name to appear publicly on the web.
> If they are not removed within 15 days, I will do the necessary to sue you.
> XXX XXXXX
> i must say, that i'm a bit perplex.
> while in principal i'm not opposed to removing the post if they have any
> problems with it,
> however, i find the tone at least impertinent, and would prefer to not
> give way to a threat to sue.
> i have thus answered:
> hold on!
> i understand that you probably don't want an unsubscribe request to be
> available in a public archive.
> however, all the pd-mailinglists have always made it clear, that
> everything will be archived and made available to the public.
> thus, by subscribing to one of those mailinglists, you have given your
> agreement that all your postings to the list will be made available via
> those archives.
> furthermore, you are of course free to ask that your posting is removed
> from the archives.
> however, if somebody replied to your posting and has made this available
> to the public, then i don't see what entitles you to request a removal.
> it is their posting.
> the pd-lists are an open forum.
> they are no place to threaten people with sueing.
> what do you think of all this?
> IEM - network operation center
> mailto:noc at iem.at
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