For those of you who don't subscribe, the list moderator posted this yesterday
'Dear List Members,
As you're all aware, the debate on LIS-PUB-LIBS about the CILIP re-branding has been very active over the last few days, and at times rather heated. As a result of complaints received about some postings made to the list and subsequent discussion with the parties involved, a number of posts have been removed from the archive.
It may be worth all list members taking a moment to remind themselves of the various policies and guidelines regarding the usage of JiscMail lists. Of particular relevance to the instances today are the Acceptable Use Policy which requires posts to be 'courteous and appropriate'; the Etiquette Guidelines which require list members not to post 'sarcastic or condescending comments'; and the Ethics Policy which requires posts 'not to be in breach of copyright, confidence or privacy'. The full set of policies and guidelines can be found here: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/policyandsecurity/
Remember that the list is not moderated routinely, so if you believe a post to fall beneath the required standards please alert the list owners by emailing LIS-PUB-LIBSfirstname.lastname@example.org or using the web interface.
Thanks for your time, and cooperation.
(co-owner of LIS-PUB-LIBS)'
Of course, anyone who subscribes to the list will already have the offending messages in their inbox. I read them, some were intemperate, some humorous, in one case probably unintentionally, but none seemed defamatory.
As the late Malcolm McLaren understood very well, the best way to draw attention to something is to ban or censor it.