(wrong string) édon is wrong, and so is Zinath Rehana

From: Stevan Harnad <amsciforum_at_GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 10:07:31 -0400

On 10/6/08, Sally Morris (Morris Associates)
<sally_at_morris-assocs.demon.co.uk> wrote:

> List readers will have seen the positive comments on Stevan's moderation of
> the list
> I am worried, however, about whether negative comments are being censored.
> Mine was

May I suggest that before resorting to accusations of censorship, as
Jean-Claude Guedon did, you consult the American Scientist Open Access
Forum's archive
where you will see, as Jean-Claude did, that all your postings have
appeared. Nothing has been rejected except another inappropriate
posting by Zinath Rehana.

Please distinguish the fact that I am often critical of your postings
in my postings (as you often are of mine) from the question of whether
or not they appear. They all appear, and when I do a critique, just as
when you do a critique, I am merely a poster to the Forum, like anyone

I will not, however, approve further postings accusing me of
censorship from posters who have simply not bothered to check (or have
not noticed) that their postings have appeared. This entire
"censorship" thread has already cost the Forum a number of long-term
members who have quit the list because they do not have the time for
these off-topic exchanges. If you wish to inquire about a posting,
send me an email. The Forum's bandwidth is not intended for this sort
of thing.

Stevan Harnad

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> _____
> From: American Scientist Open Access Forum
> Behalf Of Subbiah Arunachalam
> Sent: 06 October 2008 04:47
> Subject: Re: Jean-Claude Guédon is wrong, and so is Zinath Rehana
> I would say the same thing as Alma Swan and Barbara Kirsop, but being a
> native speakers of English, they have said it far more effectively than I
> could.
> Stevan, you are doing a great job. Do not get distracted from your path
> because of a few detractors. Your postings are very educative and we in the
> developing world are greatly indebted to you for your tireless efforts to
> democratise knowledge and open up the flow of information.
> Arun
> [Subbiah Arunachalam]
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Ept <ept_at_BIOSTRAT.DEMON.CO.UK>
> Sent: Friday, 3 October, 2008 18:17:30
> Subject: Re: Jean-Claude Guédon is wrong, and so is Zinath Rehana
> Surely all readers of this List will be grateful to the moderator for
> sparing us this objectionable posting and I subscribe absolutely to the
> sentiments so well expressed by Alma Swan. The role of a Moderator is no
> easy path to follow and surely leads to turbulence within this highly vocal
> and dedicated community, each with their different backgrounds and own
> professional agendas. But as a person working in 'development', I for one
> am grateful to Stevan for his frequent reiteration of the basic points, as I
> am sure are newcomers to the List. As a prime mover in the evolutionary
> process towards free access to essential research, his tireless efforts are
> well appreciated by the information-starved world.
> Barbara Kirsop
> Electronic Publishing Trust for Development
Received on Mon Oct 06 2008 - 15:30:21 BST

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