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Re: <nettime> report_on_NNA
Geert Lovink on Fri, 9 Jun 2006 14:12:26 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> report_on_NNA


> For the sake of clarity Geert are you putting yourself forward for
> all the hard work involved in being part of the next stage in the
> 'rotation'. you are proposing or is this a prompting that others
> rather than yourself should put themselves forward to take up this
> burden ?

No, not at all. Did I suggest that? There are, no doubt, so many
competent people on nettime-l who can do this job. I did that work in
95-99 and rotation means that's it up to others to do the moderation,
which Pit Schulz and I never merely understood as 'filtering' and
dealing with spam, subs and unsubs but more as animating, hosting,
inviting people to post, write reports, respond to postings, etc.
Doing newspapers and meetings was also part of that but let's leave
that aspect out for the moment. I think it is not just a burden but
can be fun as well, in particular if you do it with an open group.
Moderation over the past years has too much been associated with
'censorship', deciding what has to be included and what not. There is
surprisingly little of that at nettime and I never accused Felix and
Ted of doing such a thing. In 98-99 there was a rotating group that
did the broader moderation work. Ted was one of them, so was Matthew
Fuller, Katrien Jacobs, Sandra Fauconnier who did the announcements
etc. etc. That's what I was suggesting. The Fibreculture group in
Australia consists of 10-15 people and they do rotating moderation.
One big difference there is, of course, that the Fibreculture list is
still open which makes the moderation work so much easier. Because
of traffic and spam nettime-l cannot be open, I hope everyone will
understand this. If not, please read the nettime-bold archives.
Nettime had to be closed late 1997, something that I always regretted
but that's history.

Geert





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