>I own/operate an unmoderated genealogy list with an average 500
>subscribers and about 40 messages daily. I am hosted as a public
>service from the ListProc@MsState.Edu
>In the past 6 months I have had several disruptive/diagreeable
> people to complain about being placed on the "ignored" list.
>The complaint is that their right to free speech is being violasted
>followed up with a threat "to sue".
This is completely bogus and they will lose. Emailing lists are PRIVATE
forums. End of story. You are not violating their rights because they are
perfectly free to speak elsewhere. These people need to learn exactly what
their rights are before they start screaming about their infringement.
Probably too illiterate to have read and comprehended the Constitution in
the first place.
Moreover, if they try to sue, simple file a rule 11 countersuit against a
frivolous law suit; this is a CRIMINAL proceeding. :)
William Barr, Stanford Computer Forum email@example.com
Listowner: butler-sql, harpoon, phoenix-command, tacops,
"My opinions are mine and only mine."