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

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Fri May 21 15:03:59 CDT 2004

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On 21 May 2004, at 20:36, Paul Waring wrote:

> Improvements?
> 1. Scrap the hierachy of steering - it takes forever to get decisions 
> made as far as I've seen already. If people want to get more involved, 
> they can - on theforum.

I think you're not understanding the purpose of steering, nor the 
concept of 'elected'. But if you actually read back a wee while, we've 
already scrapped steering.

> 2. Let people join any damn list they want.

*sigh* it's not a case of 'not allowed to join the list', but one of 
knocking before entering. As you've been told many times in the last 2 

> Get rid of some of the lists as well, there are too many.

A lovely unqualified subjective statement.

> 3. Bring back meo if possible.

meo in its old form was much abused, but the service got taken over by 
f2o. If you want meo-like hosting, I suggest that's where you look.

> 4. Implement partial mirrors so people like me can contribute.

Well, get your PHP trousers on and do the coding then.

> 5. For heaven's sake work out who the hell is supposed to be running 
> the show. From the posts I've seen to theforum recently, we're not 
> even sure who has root on some of the machines.

Just because *you're* not sure doesn't mean that it's not in hand. 
Those of us who own the (I should point out: loaned) boxes know.

I would also point out the difference between 'having root on a box' 
and 'running the show'. That's the kind of mistake that teenage /.ers 
tend to make (apologies to any teenage /.ers reading this).

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