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 I sent the following message to the PlymouthNHFreecycle group today. It
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 is archived here for posterity.
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-From: Annika Backstrom
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-To: Don McIver
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-Cc: PlymouthNHFreecycle
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-Subject: WANTED: Moderator civility (Wentworth)
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-Don,
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-I am writing to express my distaste for the way you handled a recent
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-post to the PlymouthNHFreecycle group. This email, subject "WANTED:
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-HOUSEHOLD ITEM: WARREN," was a well-intentioned request for donations of
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-any unwanted items for a family with very little. While it is certainly
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-your prerogative to moderate the group as you see fit, and indeed your
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-moderation was in line with the goals of Freecycle, your replies were
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-unnecessarily rude and they betrayed the spirit of the original email.
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-You could have chosen to redirect the poster to local charity efforts,
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-but instead you were curt and threatening. This was inappropriate, and I
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-am not interested in membership in any group with such an attitude at
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-its core. As a result I will be unsubscribing from Freecycle today.
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-You may do well to re-read the Freecycle moderator guide, including the
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-first line of the Moderator Oath: "I pledge to be a really nice and
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-patient person when moderating our new Freecycle group."
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-http://www.freecycle.org/faq/manual/mod\_oath
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-http://www.freecycle.org/faq/manual/notices\_holiday
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+> From: Annika Backstrom  
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+> To: Don McIver  
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+> Cc: PlymouthNHFreecycle  
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+> Subject: WANTED: Moderator civility (Wentworth)
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+> Don,
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+> I am writing to express my distaste for the way you handled a recent
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+> post to the PlymouthNHFreecycle group. This email, subject "WANTED:
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+> HOUSEHOLD ITEM: WARREN," was a well-intentioned request for donations of
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+> any unwanted items for a family with very little. While it is certainly
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+> your prerogative to moderate the group as you see fit, and indeed your
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+> moderation was in line with the goals of Freecycle, your replies were
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+> unnecessarily rude and they betrayed the spirit of the original email.
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+> You could have chosen to redirect the poster to local charity efforts,
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+> but instead you were curt and threatening. This was inappropriate, and I
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+> am not interested in membership in any group with such an attitude at
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+> its core. As a result I will be unsubscribing from Freecycle today.
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+> You may do well to re-read the Freecycle moderator guide, including the
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+> first line of the Moderator Oath: "I pledge to be a really nice and
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+> patient person when moderating our new Freecycle group."
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+> http://www.freecycle.org/faq/manual/mod\_oath
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+> http://www.freecycle.org/faq/manual/notices\_holiday
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 For context, here are the relevant posts. The original request:
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-> From: Leslie Backstrom
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+> From: Leslie Backstrom  
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 > Subject: [PlymouthNHFreecycle] WANTED: HOUSEHOLD ITEM: WARREN
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 > A family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids ages 8 & 2) who have been homeless
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 > and now have found a trailer to rent in Warren, are in need of items
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 > to furnish their new place. If you have anything to donate please
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 > call them directly at 764-9904,
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 > Any help is greatly appreciated.
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 Your group reply:
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-> To: PlymouthNHFreecycle
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 > Subject: [PlymouthNHFreecycle] ADMIN: Inappropriate posts
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 > A post made it to the group requesting items for a family. Posts like
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 > this are inappropriate and will not be tolerated. If a post makes it
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 > through as this one did, the post will be deleted and and the sender
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 > contacted. Please accept my apologize for this error.
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 And your private reply:
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 > To: Leslie Backstrom
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 > Your post is entirely inappropriate for freecycle. Freecycle is NOT
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 > a charity. Your message has been deleted from the group site.
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 > Any further post like this will result in your removal from the group.
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 ### And then...
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 After the message was received by the group:
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-> From: Don McIver
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-> To: Annika Backstrom
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-> Subject: <span class="HcCDpe">Re: WANTED: Moderator civility
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+> Subject: Re: WANTED: Moderator civility (Wentworth)
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 > You are free to do what you like. The poster has been a member for
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 > over a year well knew the the rules. And in no way was the response
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 > threatening other than to remove the member if such an event happens
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 > again. Redirecting the poster to charitable organizations was a moot
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-> posting this directly to the membership is highly egregious. I f you
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+> posting this directly to the membership is highly egregious. If you
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 > Subject: [PlymouthNHFreecycle] ADMIN: Inappropriate posts
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