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Hi :)
Anne is;
1.   familiar with the list so she knows the volume of traffic to expect
2.   able to keep up with the traffic very well

3.   seems to enjoy being here
4.   probably ready to take on new challenges

Vaishnav is a recent arrival who looks like being well on his way to the devs list.  Being a 
moderator there might help him become more familiar with some of the issues there.  if the devs 
list doesn't need moderating then i apologise for not realising it's treated so differently from 
all the other lists.  

I am sure we have all been new and keen at projects and then rapidly realised we've taken on too 
much and had to back out and then felt guilty about that or felt like never having anything to do 
with them ever again.  Some call it "burn out".  From what i have seen so far i'd like to see 
Vaishnav stick around a long while and not suffer burn out too quickly.  There are factors he might 
not be aware of and it felt unfair to expect him to jump in without knowing things we thoroughly 
grok through having been here more than a day.  

Not all of us here can write code or do a patch.  The closest we get is writing macros and even 
that is waaay beyond most of us.  Should we encourage him to build on his talents and mix with 
like-minded people or chain him down here with commitments to this list?  

It's up to him of course 

Regards from 

Tom :)

From: Sigrid Carrera <>
To: Tom Davies <> 
Cc: RD Vaishnav <>; "" 
<>; "" <> 
Sent: Saturday, 4 May 2013, 19:35
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Seeking for list moderators

Hi Tom, 

On 4 May 2013 18:47, Tom Davies <> wrote:

Hi :)
That is a very generous offer but i suspect you would have more fun and be more useful in other 
areas of the project!! 

That is your opinion. But I think it is very arrogant of you to decide for someone else, where he 
would have more fun. Also discouraging someone from a job that he's willing to take on, is 

You are new to the project and really should keep your options open for a bit longer.  Perhaps 
just become  more familiar with the types of posts that do get to this list.  It's an extremely 
high-traffic list so it's going to need a LOT of people.  For the project as a whole i think it 
would be better if you could be a moderator for the Devs Mailing List, not the Users List! 

How do you come to this conclusion? What makes you think, that he would be a good moderator for 
the dev list (which isn't even in our infrastructure) but not for the users list? 

On the other hand i think Anne and others that have been here a while would be perfect for this 

What makes Anne perfect for this list? I have a very hard time reading (and understanding) her 
posts. But I would never say, that she is (or is not) perfect for the moderator job. How you write 
your posts has nothing to do with moderating a message. It is either accepting or rejecting an 
email from someone else for the list. And being able to figure out, if an email is spam or not 
(everything that comes from * often is). 

Honestly, I was put off by your reply to RD Vaishnav's generous offer. We do need more moderators 
on the different lists... 


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