A Conversation for The H2G2 Telephone Sanitizers

Request for Mediation/Arbitration

Post 1


Uh, hi ADT. I've been lurking around. I noticed a flame war going on and getting rather heated. It might go out on its own, or it could come to the attention of the italics and result in some disciplinary action. Rather than just letting that happen, I propose using it as a test case for Mediation/Arbitration, if both parties are willing. I figured the first step would be to see if you're, ahhh... open for business. I know it's the weekend, but I hope someone's online. If you are interested and want to know what I'm talking about, but I'm offline, you can consult yer tappity-tappity... pudding.

knock, knock,


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Post 2

7rob7: Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)


It's late, and I may be even more incoherent than normal, but:

I checked out your post offsite (and replyed to it there), and took a look at the thread you're concerned about. I have also tracked through (I think) most of the conversations leading up to this new thread ('Lifetime Suspension' and 'Anatomy of an Ace' - are there others?)

My personal feeling is that it would be premature for the ADT to intervene when we are still in the rough-draft stage and have no community endorsement. I will alert the other members of the team and see what they feel. Watch this space.

Remember: at this moment there are no Arbiters, and so there can be no 'official' Arbiter action.

We'll keep you posted. Thanks for the confidence.


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Post 3

Tube - the being being back for the time being


I agree with Rob here. Though it is tempting to find out what Arbiters can archieve, we would have to wait untill there are in fact Arbiters. We'll be having an eye on the situation and see what the state is by the time Arbiters are ready for action smiley - winkeye

But it's good to see that there is so much confidence in the scheme smiley - smileysmiley - ok


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Post 4

a girl called Ben

I'm not now a member of Topica, and do not contemplate joining the FoLKZ there, so could someone email me the relavent link? My addy is fairly low down on my home page.



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Post 5


Thanks for the replies, guys. smiley - ok

I hear you saying that it's a bit premature to test the arbiter scheme. Considering there are no arbiters yet... I see where you're coming from. smiley - smiley

It was a *little* premature of me to post here before waiting for replies offsite, but I'm not sorry I did it. You *have* discussed the possibility of running a test case sometime, and I don't think I've hurt anyone or anything by mentioning this.

My hope is that the flamewar in question will be a fading memory when the arbiter proposal is unanimously accepted by the community and the italics. I'm in touch with one of the participants offsite, and I think he's chilling out a bit anyway.

Thanks again,

GTB smiley - cheers

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Post 6

7rob7: Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)

Thanks for the faith, GTB. But keep alert; the world needs more lerts.
smiley - ok


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