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Alan Sondheim sondheim at gmail.com
Mon Jun 7 18:21:24 CEST 2021


Hi Ana and others,

I think the format for Netbehaviour is what it should be. empyre as you
know has a lot of politics associated with it; it's clearly top-down and
serves a specific purpose, topics that are moderator-chosen or
moderator-approved. It's not open discussion.
The hardest thing for moderators to accept and/or understand, I think, is
that the best moderation is no moderation at all, unless someone is
deliberately trolling or otherwise curtailing discussion. And when a list
is going well, like everyday conversation, it will go in directions that
moderators or some members don't approve of, feel uncomfortable, or bored
with, and so forth. In other words it, and the participants, have lives of
their own.
Personally, I want to be and live in these sorts of open spaces, where
every third post isn't an advertisement, and where anyone who wants to can
speak up, can share, can discuss.
A commons is a common, it's common, it's every day, it's commonality, it's
community, it's open communication, it might even be compassionate.
And to conclude, I can't, absolutely can't, imagine a discussion like this
taking place in any other online format. "Updating" to me feels more than
problematic - even the archives are easily accessible...

Best, Alan

On Mon, Jun 7, 2021 at 8:59 AM Ana Valdés via NetBehaviour <
netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:

> I must be honest, I read the list but don't participate so often. Now I
> have a good excuse I was at hospital a month with severe Covid and I am now
> at home slowly recuperating forces. I read Alans post and found it radical
> and a beacon for a bigger discussion.
> Are the lists updated as format or do they still have a space to occupy?
> I am still a subscriber to -empyre as many of you are and think the format
> Christina and Renate use is still very powerful and useful. To have guests
> and invite people to be join moderators and have different topics every
> month help the list to be more dynamic.
> Its a paradox, Netbehaviour is so open and borderless sometimes feels
> impossible to follow.
> I love Marc and Ruth work and appreciate their great work with the list
> and with Furtherfield, but maybe the format for the list tolerates some
> update?
> Ana
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