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Re: poster-initiated boards Dr. Bob

Posted by Racer on January 18, 2004, at 9:59:58

In reply to Re: poster-initiated boards, posted by Dr. Bob on January 18, 2004, at 1:21:56

> > > So maybe we should try boards limited in "population"?
> >
> > You mean where you have to meet certain criteria to belong? How unpleasant and elitist! Blech.
> What if people could start their own boards, assume deputy administrator responsibilities there, and invite others to join them? And those who were invited could then invite others?
> I think if they were "invitation only" there might be less incivility -- and what incivility there is might be more tolerated.

I used to run an invitation only board, which I started after Flame Wars on another board got too exhausting and a few other posters left. We might disagree on my board, but you're absolutely right: there wasn't much incivility, there were never character based attacks, and when disagreements got heated, we still managed to remain "friends". I think it might be worth a try.

> As with PB 2000, it might seem elitist, but it might also help those involved to feel more supported, which is the bottom line...
> Bob

And I've got to agree, I feel supported on PB2000, and it feels safe there, with a group I've read and interacted with for so long. I admit things there, in the relative privacy of an anonymous handle, that would be impossible in person, and it gives me a chance to get feedback and support at a time in my life when I am isolated from most all other sources of that. If that's an idea of what other mini-boards might provide, that idea has my vote.




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