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

From: McEowen, Connie (Civ, ARL/CISD) <"McEowen,>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 10:25:12 -0400

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Thanks, Stevan. I trust we will get back to business now. This list is
valuable to me--although this is my first post, I am an avid member and have
found so much useful information here (and opinion, of course). I do not
wish to leave the Forum, but as Stevan says, I will have to do so if the
off-topic outweighs the useful. My opinion as a non-contributor (to this
point) may not carry much weight, but I think there are many others like me.
Please consider this.

Connie McEowen, MLS
US Army Research Laboratory
voice: 410-278-3394
fax: 410-278-4178

-----Original Message-----
From: American Scientist Open Access Forum
Behalf Of Stevan Harnad
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: Jean-Claude Guédon is wrong, and so is Zinath Rehana

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 else.

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

> Sally Morris
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> _____
> From: American Scientist Open Access Forum
> On 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
> 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
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