[Theforum] Re: [Theforum] What do you want to do ?

Elfur Logadottir elfur at elfur.is
Thu Apr 18 14:45:22 CDT 2002

> Admin is only one group, responsible for two tasks, editing/approving
> articles and answering email that comes in from the weo contact form.

no. admin is a day to day administration group, not only for those two
tasks (allthough a certain someone has repeatedly tried to define it a
such). it is also supposed to administer the other things on the list on
that wiki. but because of lack of access it can't. not because it's out of
admin's defined purpose.

> We also have a need for a group of individuals to be responsible for
> some (all? + others I've forgotten):
> * list administration
> * meo and all that it encompasses, creating new accounts, assisting
> users * deal with installed software issues and plan upgrades (for all
> the boxes/subsites)
> * network administration - looking after servers (locally and remotely)
> * hardware, bandwidth issues

no. we are not in a need for that group. admin is that group. again, due to
lack of access it hasn't been able to do it's job. but that's another issue.

> 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>.
> In my opinion we've gotten very much away from that goal.  I'd like to
> see us backing up to February (?) and remember WHY the Admin group was
> split up, and tasked with the responsibilities of answering emails from
> weo form and editing/approving articles.

the only task that was moved from the former admin group was the long term
plans for evolt.org. and this forum was created (in october ;). This forum
was then, and still is, supposed to define the future organization of this
organization ...

  We all failed to assign other
> tasks to a more formalized group, hence the problems we have now.

again, no we did not.

> same core group of 20 individuals, in my opinion, should not and does
> not need to be the only group of individuals with responsibilities and
> accountability to the larger organization.

and it isn't supposed to be that way, for starters, all that volunteered at
a certain call for more help, were added to admin, after a discussion on
theforum. there is no core group of 20 individuals that are the only group
to have responsibilities ... and it won't be that way. but we need to
define how we want it to be and how we want to do it. that way it would be
so much easier to manage the groups with different responsibilities.

*the one finally on the flip side of the finals*

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