Censorship on the conference call (was: Re: Cut off from conference call?)

From: Fred McLain <mclain_at_zipcon_dot_net>
Date: Sun May 01 2005 - 20:44:46 CDT

Well Arthur, I've met you and have a great deal of respect for you. I
do not believe that you are the gate keeper for discussions on our
teleconferences however. If that were so, would you would be the person
who says what ideas can be expressed? Are you the person we would want
for that? That's pretty darn silly. Given how you cut off the folks
who were not on site, perhaps we should just have teleconferences that
you are not involved in and so that this will not be an issue in the
future. I'm very sorry that you disagreed with my ideas, that I
dominate development issues (that I lead on) or that you felt that you
needed to cut off outside opinion. Read: I'm pretty ticked off that you
shut off our ability to talk on the conference.

        -Fred-

Pardon the pissed off rant, I don't like having our opinions cut off
because one person does not want to hear them.

On Sun, 2005-05-01 at 17:01 -0700, Arthur Keller wrote:
> There were 9 people in the room and 2 on the phone. Usually when
> there is such a ratio, phone participants mostly listen and chime in
> occasionally. Since it was hard to hear you and it broke the flow of
> the conversation when you dominated the conversation, I made a point
> about that. When you persisted, I changed it to phone listen only.
>
> It was not meant as a slight to you personally, but it's difficult to
> be a phone appendage to a primarily in-person meeting.
>
> Best regards,
> Arthur
>
> At 4:31 PM -0700 5/1/05, Fred McLain wrote:
> >Hello all,
> >
> >I just got off the phone with David and we both were cut off from
> >speaking at today's conference call with no notice. I'm sure this was
> >accidental. Even so, take care about shutting down the "other then
> >organizers" voices during these calls - some might see this as
> >censorship.
> >
> > -Fred-
>

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