For the most part we agree, but there are a few points to discuss:
On Mon, 2 Mar 1998, Chuq Von Rospach wrote:
> bouncers. If a bartender ignores a fight in the parking lot because he's
> kicked them out of the bar or because "it's not my problem", he better hope
> they don't shoot or stab each other, or he'll spend a huge amount of time
> explaining things to the police.
What is my parking lot? The entire Internet? Where does it end? My domain
is the list proper. Anything outside the list I decide on a case by case
basis. Often it spirals into a 'he said she said' in an enviromnent where
I have no control, and no trail of proof.
> make sure it's a case where it doesn't warrant it. Too many admins do it
> the bass-ackward way of waiting until someone points out the blood in the
> parking lot.
I made that mistake once. I reacted too quickly. Looking back, I also
reacted too harshly. Many situations sneak up quietly and are easy to