J C Lawrence wrote:
Again, this devolves to a question of purpose, and then the question of the democracy of the loudest voice versus creator's or owner's intent.
You ignore that I said that it's the STATED PURPOSE of most of these lists to BE a salon, not a topic-focused discussion.
Possibly the most interesting aspect here is that the simple address of forking the list and splitting off a duplicate list (identical membership) with a charter explicitly targeted for a salon always fails.
And at our site it has succeded more than 50% of the time.