Moderator musing 1 (revised): I have always felt that InsightPractice was an experiment in self-moderation.
There are certain characteristic of a large open group that can be taken as given:
- The membership will consist for the most part of ordinary people with ordinary human feelings.
- The membership would cover a broad range of values, temperaments and communication styles.
- There would, therefore, be occasions when conflicts arose among members.
The hope was that people would generally be willing to end conflicts voluntarily with a little help from the official “moderators” and concerned members. That didn’t work out
I therefore reserve the right to take any moderator action available to me. I seldom need to do so, however.