Ian Dickson on Sun, 1 Jun 2003 05:40:48 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Nettime is dead

Interesting debate, that, broadly speaking, says you can't please all of 
the people all of the time.

Maybe we can help.

We could implement Nettime in CommKit.

CommKit is designed to help build complex scalable communities.

This would create a multi themed community which would include, in 
parallel, sections that were entirely moderated, to areas that were a 
free for all, and all shades in between.

Access would require username/password but once in, a members could 
configure to operate entirely be email. (This is largely an anti spam, 
anti abuse feature).

Members would control their own experience. So I would probably join a 
fully moderated area. Others might go moderated, plus join the, for 
example, unmoderated section of the New Media Arts group.

We could also allow non executable attachments (which wouldn't be 
distributed by email, no point in filling up those dial ups with the 
latest 10MB video art. Email members would be told that an attachment 
exists, and that they can get it from the site).

This would also be a V2.0 implementation, and so could include the 
option to allow members to publish searchable info about themselves, 
thus aiding offline developments.

Let me know if you want to explore this.

ian dickson                                  www.commkit.com
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