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4th Critiques... January 07, 2006 12:04 PM

There has been some great input from many people about this idea of a community run group.

I have been doing my best to stay as neutral as possible. My only intention here is to coordinate the ideas of the group into action.

The Poll idea was not to use it as an official vote, but just to get an idea of what people wanted. Both ideas were mentioned by various people, and the poll was put there as an aid.

The premise of this group was never clearly defined. Let me clarify that statement; we all know what the intention of the "idea" of the group is, but what about this group in particular?

It was either:

A: A stepping stone to hash out processes for maintaining a group of this nature. After all that was hashed out then take this structure to a brand new group and let it roll.

B: To physically experiment with the ideas, and processes that are needed to have a group of this nature. Then either: Maintain this as "the" group, or create a brand new one and take it from there.

So, does the community want to use this strictly as a tool for creating the structure then implent that stucture into a totally new group?

Or, does the community want to implement this structure in this group to see how it works, and slowly shape it to meet the communities best interests.

These are some issues that are coming up. I am sure there are more that need to be addressed as well. This is a great place to make them known.

If you think I am being to controlling here let me know. One person has mentioned this to me already. I do not think I am personally, I am just trying to put the ideas that I see a general consensus of into some sort of motion.


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Keep this group ... January 07, 2006 12:10 PM

Why make things overly complicated? 

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 January 07, 2006 12:53 PM

Too soon to know what will develop,  but at this point I would proceed as if we will continue with this group.  [ send green star]
 January 08, 2006 6:57 PM

whichever way it goes is fine with me, as long as we go back and do the voting process for the owner and co-hosts, and how long the co-hosts will host, etc.....  [ send green star]
 January 08, 2006 8:32 PM

Personally I would rather have a "direction" to move in, a goal or goals, if you will. It clarifies whether we are going anywhere or just in circles.  I never cared too much for treadmills.  [ send green star]
 January 08, 2006 9:03 PM

Mike - I don't think keeping it in this group is antithethical to having goals.  This whole thing won't be presented for public consumption until we have everything worked out, anyway.....IMO  [ send green star]
I agree... January 08, 2006 9:47 PM

I made one, maybe 2 rules in my groups right off the bat:

respect each other

and the 2nd (in my Military Families group only) no political debates.

After that, I just let everything else flow....

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