Verily didst Bill Silvert sayeth:
> idea that list owners have absolute power to discriminate on any basis
> they choose. I don't think that they should have that power.
The question that comes to mind is: who is going to stop them?
> Do other
> list managers feel constrained by policies of the owners of their host
If list owners violate host policies, the host can shut down the list.
To extrapolate from your words above, the host owner has absolute power
to discriminate against list owners on any basis they choose. Should
that power be forbidden also? If so, who will control list owners?
The practical solution for list members who don't like the list owner's
methods of control is the same solution for list owners who don't like
the host's control. Go elsewhere. Find another list more amenable or
start a new one. Find another host more amenable or start a new one.
No magazine or newspaper is obligated to take your submission and print
it. However, you are always free to start your own. Many people publish
newsletters as a hobby. Same thing with lists and hosts. Starting a
list is IMHO a whole lot easier and cheaper than paper.
The only thing that will work in the long term is peer pressure. And
that will come with alternatives. Only all too often we must make our
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