msbzdragn wrote:When you spoke to me, you made claims that "the community" was asking for a Coranto Senate. When I asked you who "the community" was, I already knew the answer, and although you sidestepped the question it is immediately clear when reading this thread that you consider yourself to be "the community". It is you who has requested this, and you have the agreement of one other person, plus a mild approval from Cerberos. Two, or possibly three people, does not represent "the community"...
That was msbzdragn responding to Aerosoul.
I am also in favor of a senate or some other type of organized group to manage the future development of Coranto (which means both the code base and this site). I cannot let stand msbzdragn's assertion that there are only a few would would like this. I think that the number is greater than just one or two. If you are in favor of a governing body say so.
I feel that I am part of this community and I agree there is a need for some governing group. There is a need for clearly defined roles and responsibilities. There is a need for some of the day to day operation of the site to be delegated, so that everything doesn't stop when one person is unavailable.
This group does not need to all have equal status, but it is clear that unless specific tasks are delegated to specific people this community is not going to move forward. The names and responsibilities need to be clearly spelled out for visitors who come here looking for help. There needs to be procedures set up for choosing people and replacing them if they leave or can not continue to fulfill their responsibility.
Is msbzdragn saying that anyone willing to volunteer to accept responsibility is by definition a "power monger"? His inference that because others took this route everyone will is an insult to those who volunteer their time and effort in support of Coranto. What is his definition of "power monger"? Anyone who disagrees with him? Stop using buzz words and start figuring out how to set up a management structure that can work. Enter these discussions with an open mind that isn't poisoned by what people who are no longer here did in the past.
Whoever ends up running this site and being responsible for the future of Coranto has to develop and implement a plan. Currently there is no plan, no road-map for what comes next. I think it is time for a plan to be made, for the road-map to be published and for the goals that are set to worked toward by the members of this community.