moderated Re: Dealing with Terms of Service violations/other complaints
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To add support for Brian’s argument: this is exactly the reason why I require unanimous consent from members before dissolving one of my groups (Win10 forum), with members providing justifications as to why the group should be closed. This procedure was set in place and written in the books from the day that group moved its operation to Groups.IO.
As for my overall opinion of the discussion taking place: I think it is the responsibility of members to inform both leaders (owners and moderators) and Mark and other staff regarding copyright violations, with decisions left up to owners. There are words and phrases in messages from people on various groups that’ll trigger owners to take action, especially if violation of terms of service is suspected. But I think a better approach is educating members about being vigilant and testing their conscience and ethical stances regarding things they post, especially if it could run into legal problems.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 05:04 pm, J_Catlady wrote:
And to that, I would say, you are gravely mistaken. A group owner is nothing more than a group's originator and overseer until or unless they no longer want that role. A group is, quite literally, owned by its members.
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