here's the deal
Wed Oct 25 00:55:36 CDT 2000
OK, I'm grabbing the reins of history here.
Stefan Bauschard is going to form an ad-hoc committee to decide on which
list serve everybody is going to use for a while.
If you want to be on the Committee, talk to Stefan, he'd be happy to have
The Committee is going to do some quick experiments and evaluations and
quickly come up with a new designated web site that we can all agree to
use while we hash things out.
As of October 27, several things will happen. Tuna will turn off edebate.
Sort of a euthanasia, sad, but not tragic. All results from the Harvard
tournament will be posted to the newly designated list. All updates to
Stefan's case list will be announced on the newly designated list.
Finally, and the committee can decide this issue based on community
sentiment, but I suspect that the committee is going to endorse loading
the existing edebate subscription list onto the newly designated listserv.
If you object to that, you should say so, or, you might unsubscribe now to
avoid being transferred. While I suppose that the final decision about
this would be in the hands of the new list owner, the committee may
consider what prospective list owners say about their intentions in this
regard when choosing the new list to designate.
I don't consider this to necessarily be the end of the discussion about
how we are going to talk to each other. If the new list proves to be
undesirable, then perhaps a more orderly and democratic process can guide
the next transition. However, for the moment, Tuna's deadline seems to
make some action necessary, and my proposal of the Bauschard Committee
seems to assure that at least SOMETHING will happen.
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