[R] R-help mailing list activity / R-not-help?

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 21:07:05 CET 2016

On 25/01/2016 2:45 PM, Oliver Keyes wrote:
> I disagree, and would argue that fails to take a systemic view of this
> kind of behaviour.
> If individual commentators are acerbic and are only privately
> reprimanded, from the perspective of everyone else it looks like the
> acerbic reply was A-OK. Someone said something unnecessarily hostile
> and the response was...nada. That creates an environment where there
> are no clear examples of what crosses a line and no clear expectation
> that moderation is even a thing that happens. Indeed, I was shocked to
> discover this list _was_ moderated precisely because all I see is
> people being mean and nothing much else happening.

Why would you bother to read it if that's all you see?  I think there 
are examples of posts here which are not at all helpful, and others 
which are rude, but the majority are actually helpful (even some of the 
rude ones).

Duncan Murdoch

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