[New-imc] Proposal: use of list
alias at resist.ca
alias at resist.ca
Sat Apr 23 01:32:39 PDT 2011
"To achieve this we could simply set the list to moderated for all
non-working group (and new) members instead of unsubscribing them. This
way, everyone can easily follow the mails on the list but only members of
the working group are allowed to write to it."
I hope this doesn't imply a form of unwanted censorship; in an open system
it's possible to criticize, being limited by the response one can receive
from other participants and especially from the community as a whole.
It's understandable that one want's to diminish some unnecessary aspects.
I doubt if we should take general repressive measures, if maybe measures
(or some minor up till major rebuking) per individual case can be implied?
Of-course, there needs to be a balance and certain rules what for sure is
not accepted. Indymedia already has some rules, not sure if they are
Theoretically would be a *massive invasion* of friends of some group, who
want to spam in favor of one opinion. I haven't seen that recently, but if
something like that happens; immediate measures should be taken. I fear
preliminary measures and general rules to fore-come that, quickly have
impact on individual cases and transparency (as some opinions then can and
are being censored).
Last but not least: An email system for discussions is -in my honest
opinion- out of the time. Let's say there are 10 emails about something;
not that many participants like to open them all (and who do, are upset by
the work it causes). The better way might be with a group-script plus an
attached forum (and email subscriptions for who needs them). Then we have
everything in one quick view without bothering us that much.
>> a.) He defines the recent emails as "off-putting", however this is his
>> subjective experience, and will not necessarily be shared with others,
>> may well have found the emails informative or interesting.
> I agree with Jimdog that they were inappropriate. The mere number of mails
> sent by Chris was overwhelming and the one depreciating Jimdogs help for
> Siberia  an effrontery.
>> b.) He claims they are "distracting for those trying to work". Given
>> the emails are a direct response to questions asked by someone in
>> to an IMC application, I would definitely define them as work. I
>> understand that it is the preferred method for all communications to be
>> carried out by a liaison, however I think the benefit of Chris replying
>> directly on this occasion was that a lot of problems were cleared up
> I still think that the communication should be made through a liaison.
>> c.) Jimdog has not disclosed his ongoing feud with Chris to the new IMC
> That's obvious .
>> i.) If a collective member who is not the liaison sends emails to the
>> IMC list, they should be reminded that communications should be carried
>> out by their collective's liaison.
> No, I think they should not be allowed to write to new-imc but through
>> ii.) The new IMC group makes efforts to find a liaison ASAP for those
>> applicants currently without one.
> I do support Jimdogs proposal  as well.
>> This is a less draconian approach, and I am sure that collective members
>> will take heed to this. The added benefit of my approach is that
>> collective members who have subscribed can continue to easily follow the
>> developments in new IMC process, thus aiding the transparency of the
>> proceedings. I would encourage others to speak up and block Jimdog's
>> proposals if they also think that a more conciliatory than punitive
>> approach is advisable.
> To achieve this we could simply set the list to moderated for all
> group (and new) members instead of unsubscribing them. This way, everyone
> easily follow the mails on the list but only members of the working group
> allowed to write to it.
> Ciao, Bart
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