Posted by Dr. Bob on December 6, 2004, at 1:35:02
In reply to Re: Lou's offer to Dr. Hsiung » Lou Pilder, posted by Fallen4MyT on December 5, 2004, at 1:53:11
> it SOUNDS like you maybe co-own the site with Dr. Bob?
No, he's just making suggestions, which everyone is welcome to do.
> Also I will say I use to be on a site called Depression Forum they long since moved BUT we had moderators and admistators and Forum Leaders, that met behind the scenes a clique as it was...and they could take posts off and whole threads also they P.M. ed you (like IM) and nobody else could see what went on. If they didn't like what was said about caring about your T for example they would say IN PRIVATE they were taking it down they did that kind of thing often. If you spoke of SA and it bothered one of them they ran to a friend and bam you were out..It boiled down to censorship not civility...It was a mess and the site lost a lot of people. IF Dr Bob wants others involved why not let *everyone* vote on if it stays or if it goes not a select group?
The idea of being more democratic has come up before, for example, at:
And recently, I myself asked about a more democratic structure:
> > Fight-flight occurs most frequently in workplaces where ... the structure of the workplace is a mixture of autocratic management direction and work group autonomy. It is common in organizations caught in transition between a bureaucratic and democratic structure.
> ... Would a more democratic structure help?
But there wasn't much response...
1. At that other forum, how were the moderators, etc., selected?
2. I've been wondering about making this structure more democratic by delegating part of what I do. At other boards, each post comes with a button, "report this post". What if I didn't keep trying to look at every post and let you select which ones I reviewed?
It would of course be less work for me, too... And I would still decide what (if anything) to do about those posts...