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International Council 2014, Voices No. 4 - Aryaketu (India, Order Strand)
A great conversation on today's podcast with Aryaketu from India. Inspiring tales from his project teaching computer skills to women and...
Salute to the Class of 2013 - traditional version
re: G+ Hangout for Health Lifestyle @macolgan
I just corrected the title replacing @
. To both of you, I apologize for the misidentifying and confusing the two...
JavaOne: JavaFX, Scala, Groovy Look Like The Winners This Year
Explains her role in landscape architecture and why east London benefits from the project Caravanserai.
Back home and catching up with #Octaver14
Great to be back home, and catching up with my
@mcfontaine Looking fwd myself to find out what they were listening to in their youth ( I'll be bending the topic a wee bit ☺️ )
Can't wait to hear your dad's favourite track.
I have to say it my friend :))
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BBC Radio Shropshire's Jim Hawkins takes a call from a listener following the Much Wenlock Neighbourhood Plan broadcast
Pullman lifts ban on pigs within city limits
Pig news for Pullman! Lauren Marie has more...
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Liitle Town of Bethlehem sung in the little streets of Freehold, Lancaster
a snippet of our rendition of O Little Town of Bethlehem - brought to you from the little 'village' of Freehold (Windermere Rd to be...
Thank you for joining me!
To my fans and followers: Thank you for joining my online community and for making me smile each day over coffee. I enjoy answering your...
Bathgate Christmas Street Fair 2014 - pt4. #BathgateChristmasStreetFair #soundscape #recev
Part 4 of A soundscape from the annual Christmas Street Fair (2014) in my home town of Bathgate. Sounds of stallholders, people, bands,...
Mainland European Convention #4 - An Historic Event
The last post from Parami as she wraps up her coverage of the Triratna convention from Germany with inspiring Buddhists from all over...
American Civil War (3/5)
Alberta Ave Community Garden
Sitting by our plot at the community garden with HifiGeorge
Friday Five Trivia, May 27, 2011
Should Communities Be Moderated?
I've run several communities myself. Currently www.playstuff.net We've always had a simple rule - Friendly Respect. It covers losts and works as long as the moderators are moderate :) I embrace the liberty and communicative excellence of the internet - and am instinctively a libertarian. However, coming from a game community admin background, I would say I am in favour of peer censorship. To state the obvious, the net is very different from real world, especially when it comes to inter personal relationships. In order for a platform that I would class as 'for the people' work well, we need to be confident that when we recomment our uncles, grandmas, mothers, etc, keep up with what were doing through our AudioBoo's, it would be nice to think there was a civilised code of practise - simply showing each other friendly respect - by that measure, common sense can deal with most things. Having a 'inappropriate' flag could be ideal....but should have a threshold - so it would take, say, 5 people to flag your Boo for it to be auto moderated. A simple appeal process may work. It may be labour intensive. I'd advocate keeping it simple for now. I'd also implement a 3 strikes and you are out rule. If 3 of your Boo's are flagged over 5 times, you are IP banned - maybe that where the appeal process could start. I don't think this is anti - liberty. After all. AudioBoo is a free service, offered by individuals who have a right to request those using it are doing so considerately. Interesting Boo btw - added 8)
I've noticed a few very abusive boos being targeted at other users. What seems to happening is two different crowds are using AudioBoo. On the one side there are people using it as a kind of instant audio chat service, where users can meet each other, have a bit of banter, maybe a bit of flirting, and generally have some fun. And that's all cool with me :) However, on the other side people are using the service like yourself, as another channel through which to communicate with their existing audience, covering very varied niche topics. So naturally, the people from the first crowd are going to find someone who's harping on for 4 minutes about web design really boring making them a target for abuse. A couple of possible suggestions might be to opt out of having boos published to the 'public timeline', or maybe the introduction of channels so people can hang out with people sharing their interests and reasons for using AudioBoo.
I've noticed it's suffering from another problem. No one seems to comment. They could lessen this problem by not forcing people to register in order to leave a comment.
American Civil War (5/5)
Emotional boost from activity. #morningthoughts
Salute to the Class of 2012 - traditional version
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Rachael talks about the abcd master class
Mini interview about harnessing
commissioning master class
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