[imc-uk-moderation] Statement from London on Admins
tony at cactusnetwork.org.uk
Tue Feb 3 09:06:43 PST 2009
A couple of days after we had finally managed to put it on the agenda to
talk about the recurring trouble about unreported hiddens by Ben, and a
couple of days before the actual meeting, events overtook us.
Some of IMC London were going to propose to send a "last warning" to the
admin, stating that on the next instance he would neglect to report an
article he hid, we would disable his account. This was never agreed upon
as it had become redundant when we met last week.
While IMC London has to take part of the blame as we did not deal with
this issue in time, we would have preferred if things had taken a
somewhat different route and it wouldn't have come to the point that one
person acted single handedly. This throws up questions about process as
the UK Network needs a process to deal with UK Admins when local
collectives for some reason don't. The London kollective plans to have a
discussion about this issue in the next meetings, and we intend to feed
back the network with any proposals we may come up with.
Ben didn't come to last week's meeting when this issue was discussed
even though he had been invited to attend, but as far as we know, he
does not plan to press the issue at the present time. As the issue
around not reporting has been going on for a while and costing everyone
time and energy that would better be spent elsewhere, we agree to
leaving Bens admin status disabled.
Most of us know Ben personally and acknowledge his commitment to grass
roots initiatives in London, and that is why we would prefer Ben keeping
his admin status, but we consider that for him to do so it now must
imply his clear acceptance of the current process for reporting hiddens
and administering the website.
We also support Mick's suggestion to take another look at the process
and move forward with auto-reporting on hidden articles for the site
that was discussed at the last Network Meeting.
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