Leadership

Ryan Gauger rtgkid at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 03:20:51 UTC 2012


I'm not exactly sure, but I think the leader everyone is talking about is a type of a moderator for the list. Not exactly sure, but I think this is what they mean.

On Jun 20, 2012, at 9:57 PM, ∅ <maps.backward at gmail.com> wrote:

> the impetus for this from what i can tell is a general unhappiness with
> the embarassing content of the website: bickering about pointless topics
> like top posting (yes, i have an opinion but i DO NOT care *THAT* much),
> people dramatically departing due to their unhappiness, etc. etc. etc.
> 
> how is a leader going to fix that? i know part of those uncomfortable
> topics have been people trying to refocus back on the important things.
> how is a leader going to be any different in that regard? are they
> suddenly going to command more respect?
> 
> perhaps if they rule with an iron fist, that will work.
> 
> but then we won't have freedom. is that really keeping in the spirit of
> open source?
> 
> i think truly WE need to organize together. we all care about this
> project. let's pool our resources together and come up with a plan. we
> don't have to have 100% consensus, but as long as the majority feel like
> we're heading in the right path and the minority feel like their
> opinions were respectfully heard and responded to, that's good enough.
> 
> can we do this ourselves? are we truly a bunch of lemmings that can't
> figure out how to self-organize?
> 
> i'm not vehemently against the idea of a leader, but i struggle to see
> how it's going to provide any practical benefit. no harm in trying, i guess.
> 
> i'll leave it up to you to interpret whether or not that's a vote in
> favor or not.
> 
> wxl
> 
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