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       Thank you for these very kind words; I feel quite honored.

On Sat, May 4, 2013 at 3:31 PM, Tom Davies <> wrote:

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 counter-productive.

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 list

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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