Posted by alexandra_k on March 17, 2005, at 2:15:13
In reply to Re: volunteers, posted by Dr. Bob on March 17, 2005, at 1:01:30
> > Do you really want us to decide most / all things
> Not now, no, but I do think I'd like to move in that direction, yes.
> democracy = more people being involved in determining the limits of liberty and freedom and the view of justice to be imposed.
Then why do you ignore it when posters do express a fairly strong consensus on certain issues? Just as an example: the length of Chemists block. Another example: small boards. It is examples like these that had me figure that you don't really want decisions to be based on what the majority of posters want after all. If you thought that the posters who voiced their opinion on the issue were not representative then there could have been a proper anonymous poll (through Yahoo).
You don't really seem to be moving towards letting us make those kinds of decisions...
Yet they would seem to be small (fairly minor) steps on the way to us making more decisions.
> a more democratic structure would require people who wanted to run it themselves.
So we have you running it on the one hand, and us running it on the other. But we aren't required to choose between them. There must be a middle ground.
I would prefer you to run it than posters.
But I do think that when posters have a clear preference and you disagree then you would be better to take peoples opinion seriously. Instead of (in effect) ignoring the issue and going on your merry way.