The sad tale of lists where evil reform advocates are "openly hostile to" critics is very very amusing.
Try being the only pro-reform voice or even neutral voice on a parents-with-pitchforks group. Try being the only liberal on a right- wing blog. Even if Greg's claim is true, it's hardly the case that: A) there are no lists where he can get his voice not only heard, but acclaimed; and B) that pro-reformers are the only rough-housers on the internet.
It's hard not to scoff at the notion that Dr. Bishop has the slightest understanding of what it means to follow the rules here or elsewhere, unless the rules are: 1) For Wayne, anything goes: 2) For critics of Wayne, skeptics of Wayne, and advocates of progressive reform or anything he doesn't like - sit down and shut up. And stop complaining about Rule #1.
On Jul 21, 2007, at 8:29 PM, Wayne Bishop wrote:
>> Greg Goodnight wrote:
>> Steve, >> >> Thank you for bringing some attention to this list, originally >> titled nctm-l and meant as discussion of the "NCTM Standards". >> This was once a vibrant list, and I think it can be again. Many >> moderated lists are openly hostile to those of us who have not >> bought into the NCTM vision, and one reason some of us stay >> despite the abuse we have received is the unmoderated nature >> allows our voices to be heard. >> >> Deleting subscribers who violate the reasonable standards of the >> Mathforum and Drexel is a justifiable action that should not take >> much administrative time, especially if posting via the web is not >> supported. > > Exactly the right solution, Greg. At long last, just follow the > existing rules. > > Wayne