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Re: a more democratic structure? Dr. Bob

Posted by Fallen4MyT on December 6, 2004, at 13:20:50

In reply to Re: a more democratic structure?, posted by Dr. Bob on December 6, 2004, at 1:35:02

Hey Dr Bob a report button would be a great idea IMO it would save time and send the info to you right off..you could then go in and take whatever action you wanted. This is IMO the best idea I have seen and fair as no select clique would be chosen I have seen far too many sites become *just for the few* because of how close the monitors were
I use to be on The Depression Forum we never knew how certain people were selected they were NOT selected by us..the owner of the site was not really involved much as far as we knew plus it was never really clear WHO owned it. I can only guess he/she picked a long trusted poster to pick the others and well it spun into more of a dictatorship.
For those of us on your site they can say we cheated on our spouse for example or that we are in love with our T but on the site I use to be on the RELATIONSHIP monitor would delete YOU or your posts or even the thread due to HER issues. For a while it was OK to post on those subjects and others then we got this new relationship monitor *a fellow poster with unresolved issues* I rather liked her as a person but she was herself in a terrible relationship and could *not be objective* as her husband was cheating on her and other issues I would feel bad posting on here so she would PM people and get rid of them.
On my board that I co-owned with a friend. We both owned and had few rules we said swear all you want but do not talk politics....we and only we ran the show and if anyone had an issue they could send us a PM knowing we may not get to it that day..we only removed one girl because she fell in love with him and was stalking him and threatening suicide another no no on our site we had a we will not deal with it policy call 911 etc disclaimer..I took her off per his request and sent her a letter as to the reason why...I still have a site it's on groups at AOL a private site of friends no rules small group and I delete anything out of line which is so rare and again my only rule is no politics. Anyone can set up a site like on AOL with chat and posting boards or PHP ...BETA is free and make it how they want. This is why I do not see why some view this as the only board they can be on and want to change it so much as to fight over it with you. They can take their friends to a site they all made...Again my thoughts only. Thank you for explaining about Lou I was thinking maybe it was a co-owned site. I know we can make suggestions and requests I appreciate that. Again thanks for the site.

I say go for the report buttons :-) it will be less work for you and we could ALL be involved in the process not just a few but if you want a few...you know what I say :-) ...IT is YOUR site

> > it SOUNDS like you maybe co-own the site with Dr. Bob?
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> No, he's just making suggestions, which everyone is welcome to do.
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> > 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?
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> The idea of being more democratic has come up before, for example, at:
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> http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20020110/msgs/89921.html
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> And recently, I myself asked about a more democratic structure:
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> > > 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.
> >
> > http://www.peopleincharge.org/groupdynamics.htm
> >
> > ... Would a more democratic structure help?
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> http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/admin/20041012/msgs/406827.html
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> But there wasn't much response...
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> 1. At that other forum, how were the moderators, etc., selected?
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> 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?
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> It would of course be less work for me, too... And I would still decide what (if anything) to do about those posts...
>
> Bob


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