[Theforum] Re: Charter Gaps

isaac isaac at members.evolt.org
Tue Oct 23 22:30:50 CDT 2001

> not one for X, another for Y, and yet another for Z. this is just my
> opinion to those already firing up their email editors.

so, one list/group combining what is now theforum (direction), admin
(administrative functions), thesite (implementation), theprocess (err,

would that be your preferred scenario?

(i can see that causing some confusion in many inboxes)

of those lists/groups, admin has had closed archives. that has been due to
sensitivity issues regarding discussion of incoming articles, etc. would you
make all of that open, or keep it isolated somewhat? (if open, then people
will be seeing: "this article is quite poor. deny?")

would there be any entry requirements to the proposed merged group?

for example, could anyone join and start deleting articles and being a
general nuisance? or would they be voted/nominated in and included on a
basis of trust? ("oh yeh, i recognise head lemur. let him in". "no, i've
never heard of skriptkiddie, how long has she been with evolt.org?", etc)

> merger. i know there are a lot of people on this list, although quiet
> right now, could do an awesome job doing the things 'admin' has always
> done - answering emails sent through our site, editing and approving
> articles on the website, advocating evolt, etc.

yes, i agree.

but should we recycle admins (remove quiet ones to bring in fresh ones), or
merge groups?

i'd do the former. separate lists enables people to participate in one way,
but not the other (ie, someone might want to discuss the future of evolt,
but not have time/expertise to handle incoming articles, or the reverse).

assuming the former, would you aim for a specific number of admins (not
capped though), or let it grow uninhibited? if the latter, would that
increase the chance of people overwriting article changes, or going 6 months
without managing to "take" an incoming email, etc?

> i'd like to hear, the logistic problems you forsee too. i'd like to hear
> from a couple other people here too. :)


time for everyone to speak up!


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