[theforum] Can't get on steering, finance or sysadmin

Dean Mah dmah at shaw.ca
Thu May 20 12:10:23 CDT 2004

On Thu, May 20, 2004 at 04:35:36PM +0100, Paul Waring wrote:
> Dean Mah wrote:
> >As soon as we get a decision one way or another.
> So Christmas 2010 then at the rate things are going.

No, I specifically set a time-limit for discussion.  Since there has
been none, I will have to take that as tacit approval by theforum.

> >1) steering is a closed list to representatives voted in my the
> >   working groups.
> *cough* elitism *cough*

Or hierarchy.  Each of the steering representatives is elected from
the working groups.  Each of the working groups is made up of members
of theforum.

> >2) sysadmin and finance must approve each member that is added to
> >   their list so requests for membership should go to those lists.  I
> >   would suspect, however, that they would be hesitate in adding new
> >   members with the proposed new structure upcoming.  As well, it is
> >   usual that only actively participating members of theforum and that
> >   fulfill a particular skillset are accepted.  The purpose of the
> >   working groups is to pluck members with the most time and energy to
> >   get things done.
> I see, so because I don't have a degree in accountancy I'm not welcome? 

Never said that you were not welcome.  What I'm saying is that I don't
make the decisions.  Finance should vote on whether or not that you
are allowed into the working group.

> One person tells me they'd love to have me on thefinance if I'm 
> interested, another rejects my subscription when I apply. Who am I 
> supposed to listen to?

My apologies.  I missed the e-mail where you were invited into the
finance group.  I am not a member of the group so do not keep close
tabs on it.  Why am I moderating their list?  NFI.  Oh wait, no I do
have a fucking idea why.  Because no one else stepped up to do it.
FWIW, I have added you as a member of finance.

> As an aside topic, how come emails from theforum are taking several
> hours to reach me? It's taking on average over two hours from a post
> being sent to me receiving it. I doubt it's a problem on my end
> because all the others lists I am subscribed to deliver mail almost
> instantaneously.

Because I discovered that mailman was down on l.e.o and restarted it.
Mail should be coming through relatively prompt now.


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