[theforum] A sound of silence

Simon MacDonald simonmacdonald at uk2.net
Fri Nov 21 11:53:54 CST 2008

I speak as a newcomer to evolt, but also someone who has been an IT
professional for a looong time.

Community is everything - without that nothing goes anywhere - no matter
what shape or form, community is vital, and I agree that evolt must shape a
community for the future.  I don't know about the past evolt, but it must
have been fantastic from the loyalty and support it is engendering. However
arguing about what was, is counterproductive to developing and evolving

Nothing stands still, like technology, communities must move forward. I want
to be a part of this community, and from the posts I've read everyone (I
think) wants to be part of leading edge evolt. The past is gone, everything
changes, but use the experience to form a foundation for something new.

I would like to be part of that.


Simon MacDonald

-----Original Message-----
From: theforum-bounces at lists.evolt.org
[mailto:theforum-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Sarah Adams
Sent: 21 November 2008 17:06
To: theforum at lists.evolt.org
Subject: Re: [theforum] A sound of silence

Matt Warden wrote:
> If we can agree that we need to work on the community side of things,
> I'm willing to help. If we don't agree about that, then let's just
> come to that conclusion that so I can avoid wasting my time.
I've been a lurker on theforum lately. I tried to get more involved a
while ago, but it just didn't happen. Now I have a 14-month old - need I
say more? But I love evolt, so I feel I should speak up.

Things seemed to be moving along well for a while, until Matt's message
came through. Now we're reduced to arguing about what community is and
why our site seems to have lost some of the community feel it once had.
I for one would like to see this discussion move on from "what is a
community" to "what is OUR community" and from "why is our sense of
community dwindling" to "how can we reenergize our community". Most
importantly we need to move from "what was evolt" to "what should evolt

Evolt may not be what it once was because the online world is not what
it once was. We filled a void then that does not need to be filled now.
So now that we are one amongst many, how will we be different or better?

I don't have then answers, so I hope I've at least asked the right
questions :)

sarah adams
my thoughts: http://twitter.com/sarahwbs
my son: http://clarkeadams.com
my work: http://sarah.designshift.com

TheForum Archives: http://lists.evolt.org/theforumarchive/

evolt.org wiki: http://wiki.evolt.org/
teamwork site: http://evolt.teamworkpm.net/

More information about the theforum mailing list