Re: virus: Virian council and process

Sodom (
Mon, 28 Jun 1999 10:11:15 -0400

Hey there Brett, nice initiative! Sorry I didn't look earlier, i did not get online after about 3:00 on Friday. I pretty much feel the same way Dan and Carl feel, but agree that this is a good "test bed". It worked fine for me and I would use such a system if all else was good and agreed on. Not much else to say - Im catching up with the last few days posts.

Bill Roh

Brett Robertson wrote:

> I set up a list on egroups called "co-v". We have been provided with a
> database, folders, and a voting tool. I did this only to test how this
> idea might play out. Already I see one problem. I subscribed
> "" to receive copies of all polls created; but, because
> virus is a list rather than a person, I am not sure how the address
> "" can be subscribed to virus so that virus can accept
> such posts. If this cannot be done, then interested people can still
> subscribe to the voting group by going to:
> or by sending a blank email to:
> I have already set up a "test" vote so that I can gauge willingness to
> participate (both through subscriptions to the list and also through the
> casting of new member's votes on the test poll). Only members
> registered with the list can vote (I think... someone try this out). As
> it stands, I have to ok posts to the list and maybe even potential
> members... hmm, maybe I should change that for the testing phase?
> Comments?). As well, I think that I will turn the list over to another
> moderator (if someone wants that responsibility... and assuming that it
> is a useful idea; though, I will wait on that decision until the test
> phase is over).
> Brett Lane Robertson
> Indiana, USA
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> Subject: Re: virus: Virian council and process
> Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1999 13:55:09 -0700
> From: Dan Plante <>
> Reply-To:
> To:
> References: <018601bebecb$0a46c040$31a1bfce@proftim>
> At 01:24 PM 25/06/99 -0400 Sodom wrote:
> >Ok guys - jump off the literally thinking band wagon for a second and get
> >pragmatic. We are talking about brand new people - first posters. They say
> "hi"
> >and i wanna vote, and they are there. We have had the occasional "You guys
> are
> >crazy - God is great" thing a few times, and we knew these people would
> not last
> >long. Some of us would sit back and watch, and others would jump in the
> feeding
> >frenzy. I'm suggesting that we let the newbies introduce themselves before
> >voting. That is about a open as it can be, and includes everyone who wants
> to be
> >here.
> >
> >Beyond that though - Dan's Idea was better anyway. So that is where I am
> sitting
> >with it now - Especially if we are close to having everything we need
> right now.
> >
> >Bill Roh
> Bill, I was just in the middle of writing a reply to Herr Hermit when your
> post came in. It will take a while to write the reply to Carl, and in the
> mean time I wanted to address something that your comments touched on. I
> think it was Brett who mentioned something about a similar resource already
> in place on the net, ready to go. It doesn't have a few (quite critical)
> features that I had in mind (for other reasons), but I sounds like it has
> all the ingredients necessary for the size and current limited requirements
> of CoV.
> I think it would be an interesting learning exercise, and a valuable test
> of some of the core concepts, if we were to use that ready-made resource
> for now. A lot of what has been posted lately on this topic seem like very
> good ideas and excellent resources, but it also seems to me that it might
> be putting the cart ahead of the horse as well. Why not set up the decision
> making aparatus, then use that to decide what saints you want CoV to
> promote (or even whether or not to adopt this feature)? That way, you can
> get a (limited) feel for the dynamics of such a system, as well as sort out
> the first CoV issues.
> Dan