Here’s a little dilemma. I run an Email discussion list called UK guide Dogs, obviously for guide dog related discussion. It’s been going now somewhere in the region of 8 years and has around 100 members. I’ve continued to run it throughout this time and no one has volunteered to help me with it.
there’s one particular guy on there who, when the list was with another group provider, was banned for being obnoxious and breaking list guidelines. At the time he made life very difficult for me amongst other list users but I held fast and it died down. the list then moved to Google and this obnoxious individual joined again. i decided to let it go and give him another chance.
The problem is, he isn’t actually breaking list guidelines. I really don’t like the guy and I don’t like the way he appears to shout people down by reiterating his point time and again, Email after email.
My gut reaction is that the list would be a better place without him, I don’t like him, its my list so I’ll do what I like. But, with the list having been going for so long, does it in some way cease to be my property? Do I have a duty towards its members, regardless as to whether or not I like them personally?