Bart Goddard wrote: > Herman Jurjus <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in news:4a8af0fb$0$1645$703f8584 > @textnews.kpn.nl: > > >> It's especially the group aspect that's worrisome. > > This is very much like being worried about what the > Student Goverment might do. In the end, it doesn't matter > because it has no real power. At most, they decide how > some of the student fees are allotted, and even that > can be overridden by a flick of the dean's wrist. > > Likewise, the group of moderators have only one tiny bit > of say so.
> If the moderators turn into a group of pigs, > then everyone will go to sci.math. The moderators become > dictators over an empty city.
There are many dictators, but for some reason, they never rule empty cities, even when everybody is free to leave the city. It's one of the riddles of (human) nature.
> You're worrying about a self-correcting problem.
I'm talking from experience with groups of people in general, and with moderated ngs in particular.
But, hey, let's simply quit this ping-pong, shall we? You're not going to convince me, and you don't need to.
I just wish 1) that the new group doesn't harm the current one and 2) that people don't start it because of unrealistic expectations.