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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-09-26 14:37:33

At 11:15 AM 9/26/2001, David Abrahams wrote:

>The duties of the moderators should probably be decided by the moderators
>themselves, although there are a few obvious points:
>1. Respond to user requests for mailing list services, when neccessary
>"I can't figure out how to remove myself")
>2. Maintain a positive, professional tone in the conversations. Step in
>prevent eruptions if required. Ban abusers if absolutely neccessary.
>3. Establish policies for the list. You may decide to adopt most of the
>regular boost policies, but you may also feel that some modification is
>appropriate for a boost-users list.
>I think that the role of moderators will likely evolve, since we will
>discover new ways of working with two lists. Moderators may need to act
>"go-betweens" to make sure important info is seen by the right people.

Good description!

As far as the time to be a moderator, it really doesn't take a huge
amount. More important to put it a bit every day, reading the list mostly,
than to put in a lot of time once in awhile.

But the time required is very interrupt driven. If the moderator sees a
problem, the moderator has to step in right away.


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