Re: MF CALL FOR TOPICS - July 2000

From: Simon K (
Date: Mon Jun 26 2000 - 19:43:10 BST

My topic is:

The role of the narrator in ZAMM.


----- Original Message -----
From: Diana McPartlin <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, June 25, 2000 4:03 AM
Subject: MF CALL FOR TOPICS - July 2000

> Squad,
> First a reminder:
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MOQ_focus
> Charter, Rules and Programs
> MOQ_focus adds an extra dimension to our open discussion group -
> It is run as a series of monthly workshops during which a single question
> PROGRAM as we like to call them) is discussed.
> Charter
> The MOQ_focus group discusses only one question per month because:
> 1. Focusing on one subject at a time allows us to dig more deeply into
> 2. The planning and coordination of debates ensures we all study and
discuss the
> same subject at the same time.
> 3. Our members can participate meaningfully even if they only have an
hour or two a
> week to follow the list.
> 4. The clearly defined topic makes it easier for others to join in and
follow the debate.
> Rules
> 1. Members must have read both Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
> 2. Members may post only one message every 24 hours (except for PROGRAM
> suggestions and voting in last week of month).
> 3. Members must answer the program question in every post and must not
> topics that may distract from the program.
> 4. Members must express themselves clearly, concisely and courteously.
> should not use html email nor send attachments.
> The MOQ_focus Steering Committee reserves the right to block any posts
> break these rules.
> Programs
> Our voting procedure is as follows, where day 0 is the first day of each
new month:
> day -6 (00:00hrs GMT): Call for topics.
> day -3 (00:00hrs GMT): Call for votes.
> day 0 (00:00hrs GMT): New program begins.
> Notes
> * Members can vote for one topic only.
> * Suggestion of topic and vote for topic are separate.
> * If members suggest topics or vote before the set days these will be
held back until
> the set days and then posted to the list.
> * In the event of a tie the moderator will decide.
> * The moderator may reword the topic question to make it more conducive
> constructive dialog on the MOQ.
> * A different person assumes the role of moderator each month. Anyone who
> been an active member of MOQ_focus for three months can apply to be a
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Now before we do the call for topics make sure you understand everything
> because if you aren't willing to stick to them you shouldn't be a member
of this list.
> I don't think I can make it clearer than that.
> The behaviour of certain members has been nothing short of disgusting this
> I refer in particular to David Buchanan's threats to blackmail me unless I
> his abusive messages to the list.
> Nobody forces you to come here folks, if you don't like it you can leave.
But as
> long as you do choose to come here you should understand that this list
did not
> spring into existence spontaneously, it's the result of a lot of hard work
from a
> few generous individuals. I find it very sad that there are people who are
> to take this gift and then spit in the faces of those who have given to
> Call for topics will be from now until midnight 27 June. Hold your votes
until I post
> the Call for votes on 28 June.
> Diana
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