I think the mail was inviting community discussion on how to improve
and fund academic/Wikimedian community discussions :-), as well as
being prompted by my attendance at OpenLearn. However, I will keep my
reflections on the "pow wow" to private mail - or post them to my
On 11/5/07, Gary Kirk <gary.kirk(a)gmail.com> wrote:
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I think I'm missing a trick with the two account thing here, but ok...
Can you, whoever you are, please remember to send these sorts of emails
directly addressing members of the community, privately.
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On 05/11/2007, Sandy Dorotheo <sandyd(a)cols.com.au> wrote:
It's Simon using Sandy's account Cormac, keeping the spam generated from
Wiki****'s mailing lists on another machine. Just setting up another account
to use in future.
Saw your name and paper pop up.
The name here http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/openlearn2007/programme.php
Your paper here. http://kn.open.ac.uk/public/workspace.cfm?wpid=7984
good. OpenLearn has been one home (page) to me for its one year. I'm jealous
of your attendance, and a few others. The problem for Openlearn's, as it is
for Wikipedia's, many conferences is that they forego any attempt to include
the majority of openlearners and wikimedians, which would be OK if useful
tools = the (baby) Global IP utilities = weren't so bleedin' obvious. Like
forums or http://www.vrvs.org/Documentation/faq.html
The openlearn sponsorship, you will find, has legs due to HP being its
sponsor ($5M for three years I think). You would be aware HP has
scattered its pennies on these waters as well.
I think they
would be interested in sponsoring another global foundation's talkative
communities; particularly if their members' primary aim was to link between
global sites and, at "their" conferences, do something like an academic Euro
It seems to be becoming more obvious to many virtual communities. Mail
generate spam. (No? Gary) Their "border conversations" (threads) are
hard to find, follow, and aggregate. They are invariably lost over time and
through 'reclassification'. In an online forum it's the exact opposite. I
point out this one to the ComProj improvement committee
can see its moderators moving (or deleting) inquirers to the appropriate
forum (virtual room).
If we could get the old email approach to personal communication above the
onto a few more interactive screens, in a more understandable
format, in real time as well as asynchronous. This sponsorship thread runs
into a few quiet conversations with an (smaller, global) ISP at this end.
They partner with HP (and a few other big names) already. I'll look forward
to your opinion of the OU pow wow. Regards.
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