[hackerspaces] status of this list
webmind at puscii.nl
Fri May 15 01:04:14 CEST 2009
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Not sure where exactly the best place to reply is in this thread, so I
take the new base.
I do not agree with the assumption that a discussion need to be a formal
discourse. I do not think you need a formal framework for having
discussions, offline or online.
I certainly don't think that you need a specific moderator on a list.
If communication really is or becomes a problem, I can understand
forming rules, as this can help with/against misunderstandings and
communication errors. Something that is IMHO very likely to happen with
such diverse groups. But I don't think we need any kind of central
moderation for this.
And by rules I indeed think more about preventing aggression in
communication (from plain flaming to ridiculing), I think that is pretty
much in line with the examples that Matt gave (excuse me if I'm wrong).
But if someone doesn't or just can't follow the rules, I think you're or
we should be able to solve it as a group. By commenting on the issue at
hand if required. Yes, this has the risk of turning in a huge thread
discussing how's and why's but anyone is completely free to ignore those
threads. I do think they are useful, and we have a public archive to
point to if it gets repetitive.
Long mail short:
I do think this is a discussion list, just maybe not everyone's type of
I do not oppose rules, but I am against central moderation/control.
I think non-aggressive and open-minded communication is non-trivial
I think people are quite capable to decide what they want to read/follow
Oh, and I don't think we should make any set of rules to complex, I like
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