June 21, 2000
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Kottke offers a good critique of online discussions (like MeFi), and he makes some excellent suggestions on how to improve them. He quotes an unnamed source: "The problem with online forums is that those who have very little to contribute participate the most while those with valuable information to share participate the least." Now, let's try to keep the conversation cordial...
posted by ericost (2 comments total)
This might be a better topic for Metatalk, but...

I advise everyone to ignore the quote entirly and read the rest of Jason's post. Pretty straightforward stuff, but on the money. Perhapse a modified version should be added to the About page here, Matt?

Perosonally, I'd like to see someone take the technology we have available to us today and use it to provide people in the community tools that they can use to filter, moderate, etc their community (I think the trust metric over at advogato, for example, shows a lot of promise). Until that happens, we'll have to trust people to behave.

In any case, the community will either moderate itself to a healthier state or out of existance alltogether.
posted by Calebos at 8:27 PM on June 21, 2000

This topic has been moved to MetaTalk. Please head over there to discuss it further.

posted by ericost at 8:46 PM on June 21, 2000

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