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Re: moderating on an on-going basis Dr. Bob

Posted by Dinah on August 8, 2002, at 9:23:22

In reply to moderating on an on-going basis Mark H., posted by Dr. Bob on August 8, 2002, at 8:31:32

I'm afraid I have just the opposite viewpoint. I feel safer here because there is an independent monitor who isn't one of "us". It allows an objectivity that just wouldn't be available with peer moderation.

I've just been in too many organizations with cliques and those in leadership favoring friends and even when the leadership role changes (as in new presidents, etc.) there is much intrigue and unpleasantness involved in the changing of the guard. I'm not saying that anyone in particular would do it, just that it could happen. (And usually does in my own off-board experience).

I value this board precisely because of Dr. Bob's administrative role, and would probably not be so involved in a peer moderated group, as I would not feel as safe, and would feel more of a need to be self protective.

I do think, however, that since Dr. Bob is frequently off board for a couple of days at a time, that he should give a few people who are on board more frequently the ability to PBC or block really egregious examples of civility violations (a recent one involving Lost Boy was it? comes to mind. sorry to mention names.) That would nip some of those flash fires in the bud, since I still think people know when Dr. Bob's away and take advantage of it.

Just my own not so humble opinion, and recognizing that different set-ups would better suit the needs of different participants.

Dinah

 

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