I think we should all stop bitching and moaning about the threads that went the way they went and stop moaning and quipping about Dos-Boxes comments.
We have all learnt from the last few days and weeks and the air has been cleared, i think we should close the thread, move on and behave like the mature profesionnals we all are.
I agree a laugh and a joke are great and can lighten a day wonderfully but we must consider the environements in which this forum is accessed.
I support the admins and the mods in whatever deceisons they make as they have been entrusted to do so.
Comments of a questionable nature should be avoided and taken to a more suitable forum of the posters choice.
Lets be friends, have fun, share knowledge and enjoy the wondeful resource and social forum that edugeek is.
Unless there are other financial stakeholders [i don't know how the site is organised apart from who the admins and mods are....i don't know of what financial interests there are and nor is it any of my business]. As much as edugeek is a community, is it not just another website in the sense that it has an owner who benefits from it's commercial success via increased revenue, increased, and this is the chap who owns the site/brand/domain whatever the high value things are.
And an owner who relies on community involvement and volunteering, to increase the value of this brand. Obviously there's more to it than the business side but i think it's important not to get too misty eyed. pragmatism.
garethedmondson (26th January 2010)
i been getting sick of this lady gaga stuff. joke sorry mods
The Admins were the people who stepped up to the plate in the early days to get the site running, develop the community, run activities and deal with people ... all things over and above normal mod activities. Originally it was Chris and Ric, then Russ muscled in because he was happy to get on and do stuff that others couldn't (or didn't have access too), I was dragged in because of contacts and organising things (I'm free I tell you) and Shaun stepped up after one of the members who was helping to redevelop the site was unable to continue due to circumstances. Other than me stepping down that is how it has stayed ...
The Mods are again some of those who stepped up to help from early on, were spotted by the admins and other mods as people with level heads / knowledge / experience and also some selected after being involved in various projects or events. Ultimately DB has final say but Mods are where they are due to putting in the work. A few have left due to changing jobs (though no-one can get rid of Domino ...) but with the increasing scope of members we are no longer just a community of folk working in education ... it is still the largest section by far ... but the lurkers come from all places. A few have left because of the time commitment (my excuse too) but even those who are not on here every day will get active in the behind the scenes discussions (no ... not a Cabal, but sharing balanced views and opinions on tricky threads, or simply being there to deal with spam when others are not!)
I hope this explains a bit more ... and yes, we are a community, the same way a sports club might be a community ... but DB is the owner of the ground, the head coach, the treasurer and the litter picker. If people need more rules as they lack some common sense or push the limits on H&S (No ... don't pick your nose with a javelin!) then he, or those he has allocated to do the work, will step in. And yes ... I know the analogy can be picked apart and there will always be better ones ... but it sort of covers things.
The point I was trying to make was that it is entirely the members and users that make the site what it is, if there were no members there would be no Edu-Geek. As such I do feel that addressing the members should be done in a less dictatorial manner.
Like any unruly class, the majority are probably just sniggering on the side, or feeding in the occasional witticism... it's a small minority actually running amok. However, the teacher shouts at everyone to break the cycle and restore order.
As any teacher knows, shouting doesn't always work, but sometimes it's worth a try
I don't know, just that you might be someone who has a better idea than most.
Learning Network Manager The name is misleading though.
Feel free to post in it though
tech_guy (26th January 2010)
Can I just say it's getting quite chilly again.........thanks.
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