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    From: J. Michael Straczynski <>
 Subject: To Sysops from jms
      To: CIS  
    Date: 2/27/1997 6:22:00 PM  

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WizOp Wes Meier <> asks:
> Perhaps it isn't an exact parallel, but wouldn't you do something
> similar to avoid Babylon 5 becoming rated "R"? As an example, in
> your role as sole producer/creator of Babylon 5, would you
> tolerate the viewers of your program voicing their opinions of
> its direction while you were producing it?

Oh, I forgot this one....

"But if it is our goal to stay off the Parental Control list and
therefore allow children to access discussions relating to topics in
this forum, then we must make every effort to adhere to its

So to avoid restricting children, we will restrict the adults.
In a forum where intelligent discourse is the goal, I'm not sure I
perceive the wisdom in this.

And if the discussions are hobbled, what benefit is there in
guaranteeing access to conversations that are inhibited?

How many children -- and define children here -- use this forum?
I very, very rarely see them here. Are you restricting several
thousand adults for the benefit of 3 children?

All of which is, of course, secondary to issue raised
before...are you actually keeping to the letter of the rules by
numerical content, or are you not? If you are, then please show us
your math.


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