[theforum] Vote Request

Alan Lloyd [www-ss.com] alan at www-ss.com
Thu Sep 7 17:12:44 CDT 2006

William Anderson wrote:

> -1
> I suggest the following:
> Retain primary and initial discussions regarding all major aspects of
> evolt.org ops, management and development on theforum.
> Divert potentially distracting indepth discussions to the relevant list,
> i.e. ops to sysadmin, financial discussions (which may be confidential in
> nature, cf google adsense revenue which cannot be divulged publicly under
> t'n'c's) to finance, and so on, and return decisions and discussion
> summaries to theforum for information and for when further general decisions
> require to be discussed and made.
> The above was, iirc, the original intent of such sub-lists, and there is no
> reason for this to change.  The stale nature of a list should not imo be
> given as rationale for killing it.  What needs to change is the level of
> involvement by all.

But it also seemed (by viewing archives anyway) to be what started the
slide. Now maybe that is overstating it a bit, but it *has* had an effect.

We need a private place to discuses some private things as you say. But
we don't need 5 other lists to do it. Surely between theforum, sysadmin
and content we can cover everything without to much fragmentation.

Perhaps a compromise?

> We don't need another redesign competition, we don't need another redesign
> (not right now), nor do we need votes.  We need content, we need people to
> provide that content, we need people to consume that content, we need people
> to manage that content, and we possibly need people to think of new things
> to do with evolt.org.

I really couldn't agree more.

> evolt.org is dying a slow death: let's re-energise the site by making it
> useful again.

That was the point behind me starting this thread. To prove we do need

> I will try and divert some time into looking at beo again over the next few
> days - except Saturday when I will be in Fife watching planes go zoom,
> neooow and woooosh over an RAF air base - to make it easier to navigate and
> easier to suggest browsers.

Cool. If you want any help with beo let me know.

>> On another note how is evolts finances? Who pays the server bill now?
> Yes, this info would be useful.  How much are we generating from google
> adsense on beo?  How much are we generating from ad-hoc and subscribed
> paypal payments?

Is this not the sort of thing that should be regularly posted to the
finance list????

Oh, when was the last election to steering? Is that still an on going thing?


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