Posted by Dinah on December 6, 2004, at 2:37:27
In reply to Re: a more democratic structure?, posted by Dr. Bob on December 6, 2004, at 1:35:02
> 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...
I do like that idea. Especially if the reporting were an email sort of thing. I don't see much benefit to posters publicly holding other posters up to scrutiny.
To tell the truth I've always preferred the benign (mainly benign) monarchy of this site to a democracy because I think you protect the minority from the majority, and I *always* think that's a good thing. Not that the majority here is bad or anything, but it's just human nature. While you, as someone not involved, have a bit more distance and aren't as likely to let emotions rule your decisions. (I'm sure you get emotionally involved at times, but I notice you administrate the charged threads last on occasion.) But I don't see much potential for problems with this idea. And I'm great at seeing potential problems. :)
You do realize that the occasional curse word would rarely if ever be reported, don't you? :) Which I rather like, but you might not.