On one dysfunction of the Reimagining society project (and all Zpostings) and one attempt to remove it:





On one dysfunction of the Reimagining society project (and all Zpostings)

and one attempt to remove it:

One dysfunction of the project can be found by googling with the words                                                      Reimagining Society Project: Your impressions please. By Moorey Crip at Sep 14, 2009                                                      (and the present author’s comment to that can be found in Crip’s Zcom forum visitable through his above posting);  another dysfunction (already commented by Crip and certainly experienced in practice by many people in Zspace) is the  following that we’ll focus on here: One may hit upon a person  commenting an article in a way that attracts one’s attention as much as, or more than , the article itself , and then looking up the commentor’s Zspace not find an e-address of the person, or an article  (s)he has written on a related subject or on any subject , so as to enter the comments of that article and start up the conversation or discourse that the initial comment gave rise to. If one then  enters the initial comments and asks for an e-address so as not to bore the rest of the readers,  or the initial article’s writer, then one may even cause, or feel, embarrassment ranging from  the one related to “weirdo’s vibes”  to the one related to “sexual harassment type” (or even to propositioning some even more suspect clandestine contact!). Maybe all these things can be dealt with in  some very easy technical way  in the column types affordable by Zspace but until I and whoever else too gets familiar with that, I propose the following to people who are open to prospective correspondents but want to keep correspondence public and not  refer to things as clandestine or private as personal e-addresses: Post an article with the title “Place for correspondence: …..(enter their name)…”; e.g. I’ll post “Place for correspondence: John Alevizos” and post there all letters I receive or write starting today (I’ll include, at its end an appendix with the letters so far) . And every time I receive or write a new letter I’ll post it at the end , just in front of the appendix. If the letters start taking some pages I’ll move the letters of the appendix   to the front (in their proper  temporal order) so that more recent letters are placed at the end and be easier to find (putting them in front, as Crip had observed, makes awkward to know if a letter is a reply to, or is replied to by, another letter)/John Alevizos

 

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