nice to see your back amanda On Wed, 24 Oct 2001, A. Erickson wrote: > Dan: > why have it be any group but the group who's actions and future is going > to be affected by the person who's volunteering to help. i can point to > a > very good example of a highly respected evolt member who didnt get on > admin because 1-3 people didnt like his positions on thechat list. no > names as i wont embarss those involved, but its a good example why a > closed group can't make decisions as to who is included in the > 'public'(this) group. > > Me: > I have a comment and a question. > > verify unless you are an admin so that's bogus. If they were "highly > respected" then why did they not get on the admin list? Clearly there cut from 10 lines above, "because 1-3 people didnt like his positions on thechat list." because those people didn't want the 'canidate' on admin, they voiced their opinions(which was fine), but then a couple things happened. the people who wanted him on that list were afraid of stepping on toes of other admins. this is my viewpoint btw. > were admins that did not respect this person. Besides, "highly > respected" is extremely circumspect. I think others can leave your point > as a personal opinion on an unverifiable issue. (And I also think it's > unfair to the person in question whoever they might be.) well shit, i should have got my opinion notorized then. > Okay... my dumb question -- If we want to call theforum a steering group > then we have a steering group of members right now. Can anyone join the > steering group? Who decides? If someone can't join the steering group > because the people on the steering group don't want them then what? Do > we form another group? yes, anyone can join(read the threads between me and isaac for the details) > What about the admin tasks? Can anyone join the admin group? Again is my > question about barriers to entry. Anyone who thinks that there can be > zero barriers to entry is wrong. There are always barriers. I think > deciding what those barriers are is going to be key. if i recall, there were no barries to entry when we started evolt. was that wrong? dan sends out email, people respond, group is formed. where was the barrier there?