[Theforum] Inviting other people

A. Erickson amanda at gawow.com
Mon Nov 19 14:11:43 CST 2001

> You're essentially agreeing with me, Amanda, but you present 
> a hypothetical 
> case with a very low probability of happening. The people who approve 
> articles will surely ensure that quality is never sacrificed 
> for quantity. 
> Or am I missing something?

Yes. Forget our article and site example, I was just trying to talk
about quality vs. quantity and on the site we have had discussions
before. It's a hard issue to solve but we don't have to go there right
now. I have no fears at the moment that the site quality will suffer.

Actually, I have no fears about the list either. I just want to make
sure we know what we're doing and where we're going.

> >         Newbie: I am not being unreasonable!
> >         Old Curmudgeon: Yes you are because of x, y, and z.
> >         List Mod: Can we take this offlist, this isn't appropriate.
> >         Middlebie: I really think it is appropriate, and I think 
> >Newbie is being tortured and blah, blah, blah.
> >         Newbie: Yeah!
> Hey, whaddya know? That sounds very familiar, almost as if 
> I'd seen it 
> happen somewhere. Hang on, yes I did. Just this weekend. It 
> wasn't here 
> though :D

Yeah, me too. :)

> I think that people shouldn't be discriminated against 
> because they know a 
> little less than others on thelist. 


> There shouldn't be an 
> "eligibility 
> criteria" for joining. Let people lurk. 


> Let them take and 
> take and take. 
> We're not paying a per-person charge. I'm happy if someone 
> benefits from 
> something that I post. I do it with the hope that when I need 
> help, there 
> are people willing to return the favour without first 
> checking how much I 
> have contributed to thelist and then deciding whether I'm 
> "eligible" to speak.

I do agree. 

> Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Amanda. I'm sorry if I've 
> ranted far too 
> much (and I know I have). 

Not at all. It is not that I want to close the list off or make it more
inaccessible. I just don't really want it to be too easy. You know how I
love barriers. ;)

> I've just been feeling a bit 
> annoyed over certain 
> events on other lists and I needed to write about it. Writing 
> allows me to 
> let go of my frustration.

I know that this list is public but maybe it wouldn't be too horrible to
dissect some of those other annoying list events, for our own
edification. What do you think?

- amanda

More information about the theforum mailing list