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Jul 15, 2011 02:49 PM

Regarding "Moderators Promoting Racism?"


After discussing the situation internally with staff and volunteers, we've decided to alter the title and moderator note on the General Topics thread.

While it was our intention only to neutrally mirror the language under discussion by members of the site, several members have made it clear that they feel that moderators using the phrase give it a level of official approval that was particularly upsetting to them. As well, using the phrase in the title of a thread gave it prominence in the board index, making it unavoidable even for those who would choose not to read the thread.

Because the existing Site Talk thread on this topic has started to reach the length where many people (including some staff and moderators) are unable to open it, we're going to lock that thread, but will leave this one open.

-- Jacquilynne, Community Manager for Chowhound

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      1. Aloha, Jacquilynne:

        You have done the right thing. Thank you very much.

        I appreciate your hard work in making CH such a great site.

        Mahalo Nui Loa,

        1. Oh goodie, now I can redirect all chow mail to my blackberry again, and not fear being bombarded by three messages per nano second. Good job mods! I just knew you would save the day:)

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          1. re: Pixie Muse

            You do know, don't you, that you don't have to get emails when there's a new post?

            1. re: bobcam90

              Did not know Bob. I'm new :) I actually redirected the mail to another email because so many messages were coming in, I couldn't keep up. Thanks Bob

          2. Will await a response from the OP.

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            1. re: DPGood

              Hi, DPGood:

              Well, besides my appreciation to the Mods for doing the right thing, my response is that a good compromise can oftentimes be judged by the fact that no one goes home particularly happy.

              However, all (me, included) should be happy that their free speech rights are the same as they've always been; no one's content was squelched; and the imprimatur of institutional approval that was unintentionally given it by the Mods is gone.

              I wish all well.


              1. re: kaleokahu

                Hats off to you, Kaleo. You're a gentleman as well.