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Sun Dec 11, 2011, 08:09 PM

Now that we're beyond the beta review, does this group need hosts?

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It's not a very contentious topic after all. I'm in favor of letting it be host-free because in the unlikely event that someone came in here to stir up trouble the alert system is probably sufficient to handle it.

When you get a chance, please put down the seed catalogs and voice your opinion on this subject.

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Reply Now that we're beyond the beta review, does this group need hosts? (Original post)
Gormy Cuss Dec 2011 OP
maddezmom Dec 2011 #1
beac Dec 2011 #2
Gormy Cuss Dec 2011 #3
Little Star Dec 2011 #4
Gormy Cuss Dec 2011 #5
XemaSab Dec 2011 #6
HopeHoops Dec 2011 #7

Response to Gormy Cuss (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 08:52 PM

1. probably doesn't need a host because of disruptors but would love NRaleighLiberal

to be the host because of his wealth of knowledge and could be a great host to the group.

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Response to maddezmom (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 09:04 PM

2. That's how I feel too.

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Response to beac (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 09:28 PM

3. Other than blocking disruptive types, there's only one real advantage to having group hosts

and that's to pin threads. So for that reason alone there should be someone acting as host.

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Response to Gormy Cuss (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 10:10 PM

4. I agree, for that reason alone every group needs a host...

But there could be other reasons also, like helping a new member find there sea legs in a group, etc. And just because there has never been a problem in a benign group doesn't mean there couldn't ever be one.

Lets remember, there were moderators in every single group on DU2 and Skinner must have had a reason.

I can't see how having a host could hurt.

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Response to Little Star (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 10:44 PM

5. What made me ask is that Skinner wrote that groups could decide to do without one.

Even if a disruptor appears in an unhosted group there's the option of alerting on the OP and letting a jury decide. That would leave disruptors who only reply as an unresolved problem.

I do like your idea that the hosts can act like IRL hosts by showing a n00b the ropes.

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Response to Gormy Cuss (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:26 AM

6. What's that now?

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Response to Gormy Cuss (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:09 AM

7. Yes. What if we get a Monsanto troll trying to smash the group?

 

I'll shut that down.

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