(wrong string) édon is right!

From: Stevan Harnad <amsciforum_at_GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 20:18:21 -0400

Rehana is absolutely right. I did not approve for posting on the
American Scientist Open Access Forum Rehana's posting entitled "Lies,
fear and smear campaigns against SJI and other OA journals" because it
was my judgment as moderator that the posting was libelous and
defamatory. I stand by that judgment. The curious may see the posting
in question at:


See also:

"OA Needs Open Evidence, Not Anonymous Innuendo"

I invite the Forum to let me know whether they would prefer a
moderator who allows such postings. If so, I will obligingly end my
10-year tenure as moderator of the American Scientist Open Access
Forum, as I would under no circumstance moderate a Forum that allowed
such postings.

Be advised, though, that this Forum has about 1000 members, and to be
voted down as moderator, I would expect to hear from a plurality of
the members, not just from the inevitable disgruntled few.

I am, however, quite ready to step down, if that is the prevailing wish.

Stevan Harnad

On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 12:44 PM, Rehana <info_at_scientificjournals.org> wrote:
> Jean-Claude Guédon is absolutely right! This is not the first time the
> moderator of AMERICAN-SCIENTIST-OPEN-ACCESS-FORUM has resorted to
> censorship. He has censored our response to misinformation posted by someone
> on the forum.
> It is really sad that a forum that is set up to promote open access, is
> resorting to censorship. I am copying this message to Jean-Claude Guédon so
> that this message is not censored by the moderator. Jean-Claude Guédon has
> my permission to include this message in his post as another example of
> censorship. I would not be surprised if my account is closed by the
> moderator so that I would not be able to receive any more updates and
> challenge such censorship.
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