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July 23, 2013 at 2:36 pm in reply to: Hey, what would it take to switch from the forum back to Allcom? #3645
From what I am hearing, a lot of people would like the Forum to act like the old Listserv. Many are expressing it from the model that they knew and loved. Get an email from the listserv, archive it somewhere, read it (them if many) when you can, reply when you have something to add. The reply goes out to everyone.
This sound about right?
Right now I get my forum messages in a nice digest format. Its similar to digests that other tools like some listservs offer. The digest allows me to see “activity level” on a post or subject. Hot high-response subjects are very clearly identified in the digest. Its kinda listserv like and in some ways better IMHO. Filtering in Gmail would do the same thing with individual emails.
What I hear many people saying they liked about the listserv was the ability to respond by email without logging in to the forum. What if we had that ability?
> Would that ability give you the best of both worlds?
> Would it make more people use the forum?
> Would you respond to posts more from your phone?
> Would the forums still not meet your needs? Why?
It’s interesting when people are decompressing from being under authority. I get asked sometimes when Rangering “Can I DO that?” Like I am the authority figurine or something. I explain my role and remind people that “You have Permission!” Then I ask them to wait a sec while I clear a perimeter. =D
I recall that my busiest time during one of my first shifts was sitting in the shade near Center Camp. Nothing rangerable had happened for the past four hours as we built social capital walking up and down in the dust of the streets of our city. I had met a ton of people, seen a ton of camps, had a great time…but hanging out in the shade relaxing…it all came to us. I answered more questions, helped people just sitting there. The seasoned Ranger I was with smiled and simply said…”see IT comes to you, you don’t have to go to IT…” I have been pondering how very very true that is for some time now.
I am DiverDave, I have been going to the ‘Gerlach Regional” since 2010 and Burning Virtually (Yep!) since 2007. I am a Technogeek and lover of SCUBA diving since I was a kid, thus the call sign DiverDave. I like to 1) Do Nothing or as little as possible to facilitate a mo’ awesome Burn for people I meet while wandering the dust and 2) Ask fun questions that make ya think. I have worked in the DMV as a Hottie both on Playa and ran the Virtual DMV over at BURN2. I am also one of three Burning Man Regional Reps to Second Life with the awesome mission of bringing Burning Culture to the whole dang world through the Second Life interface. You can find me over there as EmCee Widget. Stop laughing..I heard you! =D
Since I have been involved with Burning Man I have always identified myself as a facilitator and a mediator in one flavor or another. I went into my Alpha shifts with an open mind and the best piece of advice that I kept getting before the shifts from a bunch of seasoned Rangers was to “have fun.” Have FUN?” C’mon DiverDave you say! This is the decision point! I gotta have my protocols down! I gotta have my internal GPS working! Dear Gawd I gotta order a Utilikilt! I gotta know where my pad of paper is at all times! I gotta remember what Logic-B means! Ya know what? It is the best piece of advice you can get. Be loose, have fun. Enjoy everyone and build social capital. It all will follow from that.
- This reply was modified 2 years ago by DiverDave.
I just linked about 8 accounts in. Nice.