[Theforum] What do you want to do ?

Michele Foster michele at wordpro.on.ca
Thu Apr 18 08:22:42 CDT 2002

aardvark theforum at lists.evolt.org
Thu, 18 Apr 2002 08:52:22 -0400


> From: "Michele Foster" <michele at wordpro.on.ca>
> Admin is only one group, responsible for two tasks, editing/approving
> articles and answering email that comes in from the weo contact form.

before i leave for work, i'd like to take exception with that statement as a
founder and a highly visible contributor to all things evolt.org...

admin was set up to handle *all* the tasks you cite (IA, redesign, coders,
list, etc., etc.)...

thesite was created to move the dev out to a larger group (greater
participation, more resources, etc.)...

theforum was started (by me) to create another group to set the long-term
direction of evolt.org...

at no point did i agree things like list administration, granting access,
was *not* part of admin....

the only reason you can claim it is not part of admin is simply because
people like me no longer have access, and haven't been given access after
asking (repeatedly)...

> Back in February (or so ?? .. I can't remember) .. the Admin group as
> it formerly existed was disbanded and theforum was created to <quote
> from leo>Help create the future of evolt.org on "theforum" mailing
> list. Dedicated to making evolt.org a better place, discussions on
> this list include how to make thelist more useful to all members,
> improvements for the web site, how evolt.org should be structured,
> etc. Both short-term and long-term plans for evolt.org are discussed.
> If you're passionate about evolt.org, join now and help shape
> evolt.org's future!</quote>.


*i* suggested and formed theforum (although i had to have dan make it, since
i'm not allowed access to do anything beyond administer it)...

at no point did *anyone* on admin officially disband admin...

theforum was formed for planning, not day-to-day administration of

and there, folks, is the fundamental flaw...

assumptions are being made that are incorrect and generally based on
personal preferences instead of the opinions of others or the facts

these incorrect assertions on your part make your entire argument moot, and
it's a stumbling block to moving forward...



Sorry Adrian .. I was in no way trying to offend you .. nor to misrepresent
the facts.  I'm trying to remember how things went down .. and how I
*thought* things were to be.  Obviously we and others are at different ends
of the table .. which very much explains why the table is breaking in the
middle ;).

No offence meant .. I'm *am* trying to help .. I'm trying to help us move
forward.  I'm trying to get everyone on the same page .. I'm trying to fill
the needs for the organization with people willing, capable, with time, etc.
so that everyone that *does* want to contribute can.


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