> In ALL cases, I am the "List Maintainer". NOT the "List Owner."
This is a very important distinction, which seems to be lost on many people
out there on the 'net. There are "control freaks" and "empire builders"
lurking inside of all of us...
I think a very good analogy is that list managers are "chairpersons"; their
job is to facilitate calm, rational discussion, maintain order, and so on.
The role of a chair is not to control a discussion. Make sure the discussion
doesn't stray too far off topic; make sure everyone has their fair say; make
sure that people remain (relatively) calm and rational.
A chairperson can still have someone removed from the meeting if said person
is being disruptive. However, the chair must strongly resist the urge to
have someone removed 'merely' for voicing a dissenting opinion.
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