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<< Those of you who might be tempted to form a lynch mob to bring suspected
cheaters to "justice" ought to give the List Mom (Cynthia) the benefit of
private input into the matter before you go pointing fingers at anyone in
public here on the APD. >>
But the Listmom has the email addresses of everybody who posts here
and if she wanted to contact anyone personally she could do it. And from
my very limited contacts, she is quite capable of taking care of herself.
However, this is an unmoderated list and if she gets involved in that
thing she would expose herself to greater legal liability. I would tend
that she wants to confer with posters before they post something.
IKyle, a few postings back, made some good comments on how to post
about these problems while at the same time being fair and not exposing
<< While I can agree that it isn't nice to do something for someone and then
get stiffed for it, the "law suit" and its ramifications ought to be clear
to everyone - this ISN'T your personal playground and you can't treat it as
your personal soapbox when you feel hard done by. [Redacted]>>
It seems to me that the people who complained had legitimate beefs.
I don't think they were playing or using the list as a personal
playground. They were informing the list of a serious breach of trust, one
that if repeated could put a damper on relations between people here.
<< I strongly suspect that the vast majority of people here are honest and
fairly with one another.
If you start throwing mud, innocent people might get hurt, and we might ALL
end up dirty (or, without any list at all).
Should you feel strongly enough that you have been wronged, consult a
IMHO, the only practical way to discourage this from happening is to
publicize the name of the cheater, after exhausting all reasonable attempts
<< James Purchase >>