[MUD-Dev] Re: META: list "peerage"

J C Lawrence claw at under.engr.sgi.com
Mon Jan 25 16:21:30 New Zealand Daylight Time 1999

On Mon, 25 Jan 1999 15:22:23 -0500 
Darrin Hyrup<shades at mythicgames.com> wrote:

> Greetings, I'm sure we've all seen enough posts in this thread
> that I don't need to quote the several pages of multi-level
> quotes.  The jist of which seems to be that there is some concern
> that the 'less known' members of the list feel discouraged to
> contribute due to the multitude of posts by 'well known' members.

> Now, there seems to be some evidence suggesting that this is the
> case, at least among some of the list members.  Assuming this is
> true, what can we, as the list membership (and JCL as the list
> admin) do to reduce the posting anxiety in these list members?
> Can we do anything?

Before this meta thread lives too much longer here's one thing that
is going to happen in this area:

  MUD-Dev will be losing the "request for posting authority" and
"proposed first post" requirements (or at least their public
presence).  Instead the list will be run as a normal moderated list,
just with a large number of members who can post without my
intervention.  All posts by others (ie those without posting
authority) will be treated as normal moderator discretion posts with
those posts treated as combo "proposed first post" and "request for
posting authority" posts.  Moderator post dismissals will be *very*
automated (ie consume minimum time on my part).

Mostly this is a change in presentation, not in function.  

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