SUO: Re: Jon Awbrey's Postings
With regard to:
> SUO WG,
> The nature and quantity of Jon Awbrey's postings continue to
> generate complaints.
Your first statement above represents your interpretation of an issue
under dispute between equal parties. Moreover, it is insufficient
reason for you to intervene in the dispute in question. It is
even more improper to intervene in a manner that decides the
issue before all sides are heard, as you have already done,
prejudicially biasing the question beyond all correction.
> And as in the past, he refuses to work with
> me to arrive at an acceptable solution.
That second statement is a false statement.
> I feel it is time for me to take further action,
> but I need some level of consensus from the group.
Real consensus, as opposed to nominal consensus, is Normally,
at least, according to Democratic Norms, assessed by a vote.
Please note that I do not recommend this course of action,
not yet, as I have already agreed to help you resolve what
you see as a problem by other means, under conditions that
I believe fair-minded people can recognize are necessary
for achieving a real solution, as opposed to a nominal
solution, in other words, one that is not likely to
withstand either examination or the test of time.
> Question 1: Is there anyone who feels Jon should be allowed to
> continue with the quantity and nature (as demonstrated over the
> past couple years) of his postings?
Yes, I feel that Jon should be allowed to exercise his own judgment
in this matter, though I know that he would prefer his contributions
to this Group to be judged by the quality and dedication of his more
> Question 2: Does anyone object to me taking the position with Jon,
> "Jon, cooperate with me off-line to resolve the quantity and nature
> of your postings or you will be restricted from posting to the SUO
> list. (But you will still be able to use the Ontology list, or
> start your own list.)"
Yes, I object to your taking this stance,
and I will be happy to give my reasons
in any detail that you require.
> I'll leave these questions open until at least Tuesday of next week.
> Jim Schoening
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