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2004-05-25 20:00:12 #virus from 2004-05-25 20:00:00 (showing messages 1-30) Bookmark the permanent url.
20:00:12Luciferthis week's topic is "The merits of elitism"
20:00:30LuciferIs it better to appeal to the masses or the special few?
20:00:38Luciferwith special reference to the CoV
20:01:00Luciferany opinions off the bat?
20:01:16OphisDo we have sample scenarios or a more formal definition of elitism?
20:01:40RotaerkI agree...every discussion must begin with a definition of the topic..
20:02:00Luciferwell, currently we are elitist by accident or by design
20:02:08Luciferin that noobies have trouble getting started
20:02:28Rotaerkwe being CoV?
20:02:36LuciferWe are also in the process of formalizing a hierarchy
20:02:37Rotaerkand noobies have trouble getting started with what
20:02:40OphisIs that a lessons learned from Matt_Arnold?
20:02:53LuciferAlready a Virian needs a reputation of 6+ to contribute to the wiki
20:03:02LuciferYes, I had Matt_Arnold in mind
20:03:14LuciferI think he is doing a good job so far of pointing out some shortcomings
20:03:49LuciferNewcomers have to get past two hurdles initially, the name of the church and the name of the domain that hosts it
20:03:53OphisI'd say that the problem here is more one of velocity than one of elitism
20:04:03LuciferMany don't get past that initial hurdle
20:04:09Luciferit is impossible to tell how many
20:04:39Nik|goneIt's a selection pressure. The first two hurdles are pretty low; they weed out the closed-minded. That's a good thing in most ways.

Nik|gone is now known as Nikolai

20:04:59LuciferNikolai, yes that part was designed
20:05:32OphisIf we had thousands of members posting hundreads of posts per week and changing their reputation votes on a regular basis, it'd be easier to be noticed.
20:07:11Luciferanother thread>> http://virus.lucifer.com/bbs/index.php?board=3;action=display;threadid=30346
20:07:31Luciferah, so the velocity is too small
20:08:11OphisA good example of the lack of velocity is that I haven't filed in a vote for Matt_Arnold yet. If I was a more regular reader and if I had more opportunities to read M_A's posts, I might be compelled to vote him up.
20:08:32Lucifer* Lucifer nods
20:08:46Luciferunrelated but new poll>> http://virus.lucifer.com/bbs/index.php?board=3;action=voteResults;idvote=64
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