Hi Amanda, Sorry if this has already been covered - I haven't finished reading the thread yet - got backed up with [yeauch] work to do. <shrug> Anyway ... there may be another alternative: If we can define a 'role and responsibilities' set ... e.g. something like ... - Title: generic in-bound email answerer - Responsibility: answer information request emails that come in to 'evolt' - Training: must have read and agreed to abide by the 'rules of answering email for evolt' documentation - Scope: three month tour of duty - Access: (1) will have ability to read email addressed to 'evolt'. (2) will have ability to write email addressed from 'evolt'. Then we can lessen (not eliminate - but lessen) role and/or task-related confusion and frustration. Sooooooo ... my suggestion is that we come up with some of these things. They won't cover every task or role that comes up - and they shouldn't try to. If we can work an 80/20 here we will have done well. RonL. -----Original Message----- From: A. Erickson [mailto:amanda at gawow.com] > I don't think access should be more widely distributed. I should clarify...there's different skillsets and mindsets of people who have taken very active roles in our little organization. However, there are some who have been granted top-level privileges and some who have not. I think there is a goodly number of people among those who have not that need access and top-level privileges. I want leadership and I want it to be fair. I think we have leadership in one corner and actual power in the other. It's ineffectual and disappointing. I want stronger and better leadership for our group. I want that leadership defined. That's it. A solid leadership must be in place made up of a group of people who are dispersed globally and across a range of skill and mindsets for us to go forward with a degree of success. I think that there is much that can be salvaged out of current set-up. I like all of the lists that we have going. I think the community features are great. I like the amount of participation that is happening all over the place. However, I think we're foundering without solid leadership.