Moderators for the Seminar with David Roodman
- Carol Welch, Friends of the Earth, Washington, DC
- Elena McCollim, Bread for the World, Washington, DC
- from Eurodad (European Network on Debt and Development), Brussels
- from CSF.colorado.edu (Communications for a Sustainable Future)
- Anand Narayan
- Michael Yount
- Don Roper
The criteria stated below are subject to change during a seminar as
moderators acquire more experience with a during the seminar. If you have
suggestions about the moderating criteria, please write to
Minimal Moderating Requirements:
For messages to be accepted for the archives they must
- be relevant to the topic/book/article(s) being discussed
- not be encoded -- materials should be included as
the exception is graphics which can be attached.
- must not be cross-posts, announcements or advertising
- must be civil and respectful of others
- not violate copyright law. Please send URLs not original articles.
Important considerations for submissions to be approved
for posting on seminar include:
- RESPECT FOR THE SIZE OF THE SEMINAR
Messages that are intended for, or which are of interest to, just
a few individuals, should be sent directly to those individuals.
While humor is laudable, submitters must recognize that the seminar is
not for mere chat -- there are a large number of people online.
The larger the number of subscribers who are likely to appreciate
a message, the greater its value for the seminar.
- EVIDENCE vs BELIEFS:
Messages need to do more than just reflect the belief of the
submitter. They need to be accompanied by thoughtful reasoning or
some form of evidence. Appeal to authority is a poor form of
evidence, but this does not rule out quotations. References
and URLs are encouraged.
- MESSAGE LENGTH and QUOTING:
When long quotes are submitted, they can often be placed at the
bottom rather than at the top of the message. Selective quoting
and succinctness are encouraged.
- FREQUENCY of POSTINGS:
Some attention is given to posting
frequency. Submissions are encouraged from those who have posted