[Theforum] Re: [*dmin] #evolt on IRC

A. Erickson amanda at gawow.com
Fri Dec 21 18:25:49 CST 2001

I'm confused and I resent being dragged into a conversation that started

If the conversation needs to be moved then I think someone should take
the responsibility of introducing it to the others. It's the respectful
thing to do.

This feels like a hijacking.

- amanda

> -----Original Message-----
> From: theforum-admin at lists.evolt.org 
> [mailto:theforum-admin at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Warden, Matt
> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2001 4:01 PM
> To: theforum at lists.evolt.org
> Subject: [Theforum] Re: [*dmin] #evolt on IRC
> see original thread here for context: 
> http://lists.evolt.org/adminarchive/Week-of-Mon-20011217/date.html
> .jeff wrote:
> >the channel has our name on it.  i don't think it's too much to ask 
> >that it properly represents us.
> Personally, I don't think it's too much to ask to have a 
> laid-back, real-time place to chat that isn't hindered by 
> doing every single thing "properly" and without humor that 
> *might* be misconstrued by someone.. to have a place to chat 
> with X-number of people in the room and not have it logged 
> and archived for everyone to see. And, you're damn right 
> that's because I have stuff to hide. I only feel comfertable 
> talking about certain things in my personal life with people 
> like dan, michele, garrett, etc., not with Joe Googleuser. 
> That should be okay. I shoudn't have to create a separate 
> room with ICQ or something so that it isn't publically archived.
> The argument that it should be archived like everything else 
> on evolt doesn't make sense. That's why this thing came to 
> be: it's a safe place to discuss things with the x-number of 
> people who are in the room. If it's just like everything else 
> on evolt, what's the point of having it?
> I like the humor. I like the tight sense of community that 
> makes it seem safe to talk about certain things.
> And I use it often. Most of you don't. Please don't mess up 
> this thing that I use.
> Personally, i think it's very rare that conversations in that 
> room are anything but "so how's your day" kind of stuff. The 
> harsh words that some people seem to have popped in on are 
> rare occurances... except for those of you who show up in the 
> room and start arguments. For you, they aren't rare.
> That's all I have to say.
> Thanks,
> --
> mattwarden
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