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by Janet Rossini
Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: NCI Questions and Feedback
Topic: NCI Organization and Style - Democracy
Replies: 7
Views: 9859

Re: NCI Organization and Style - Democracy

I would add to this that I'm not saying ... I think no one is saying ... that these things will not be done. What I have seen from the commentators so far, though, does not sound like a ringing endorsement of this kind of idea. Something to think about, perhaps.
by Janet Rossini
Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is "democracy"?
Replies: 35
Views: 39324

Re: What is "democracy"?

I like to think deeply about simple things. I find that being very clear on the basics, and taking nothing for granted is an effective way to successfully do most things in life. I've been listening closely to what people have been saying that they wanted from NCI, and the top three things were Com...
by Janet Rossini
Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is "democracy"?
Replies: 35
Views: 39324

Re: What is "democracy"?

Tateru Nino wrote:I think you and Loris have amply demonstrated why NCI could not and should not attempt a move to a more democratic model, quite aside from all of the other factors involved.
I must respectfully object to this comment as unnecessarily ad hominem. As well, it is unsupported by any reasoned argument.
by Janet Rossini
Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: NCI Questions and Feedback
Topic: Hierarchy, Rules, Commands ... an alternative
Replies: 17
Views: 12719

Re: Hierarchy, Rules, Commands ... an alternative

Your note asks one question, and I'll begin by answering that. You asked "Have you seen us acting in such a way?" No, nor was I suggesting that I have. I have heard people saying that if we just had a few more rules, a bit more clarity in the rules, everything would be OK. I am proposing a way that ...
by Janet Rossini
Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: NCI Questions and Feedback
Topic: Hierarchy, Rules, Commands ... an alternative
Replies: 17
Views: 12719

Re: Hierarchy, Rules, Commands ... an alternative

I was not even trying to address the question of what someone should do if they observe what they think is an improper handling. I was modeling what (I think) are examples of proper LO behavior, in two similar but different cases. As for what an LO observing something should do, those examples have ...
by Janet Rossini
Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: NCI Questions and Feedback
Topic: Hierarchy, Rules, Commands ... an alternative
Replies: 17
Views: 12719

Re: Hierarchy, Rules, Commands ... an alternative

Here's an example of how we might help LOs understand their job: Case 1: Susie Something has shown up in Kuula. She is topless and wearing a skirt that doesn't fit her body very well. She is standing in front of the freebie board. Lydia Landofficer hears Charles Citizen say "Susie, you have to wear ...
by Janet Rossini
Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: NCI Questions and Feedback
Topic: Hierarchy, Rules, Commands ... an alternative
Replies: 17
Views: 12719

Re: Hierarchy, Rules, Commands ... an alternative

Afon, I totally agree that what you've described are abuses and need to be dealt with swiftly and effectively. I would respectfully suggest that those abuses cannot be addressed effectively by having more rules, but instead by promoting understanding of our shared values , and by our senior LOs coac...
by Janet Rossini
Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:47 am
Forum: NCI Questions and Feedback
Topic: Hierarchy, Rules, Commands ... an alternative
Replies: 17
Views: 12719

Hierarchy, Rules, Commands ... an alternative

NCI is a society within a society within a world within a world. NCI was formed with some simple ideas in mind, probably a lot like "have fun and help people". As people join and leave, come and go, things change, and things stay the same. We are large now, and have been trying to run "more like an ...
by Janet Rossini
Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: NCI Questions and Feedback
Topic: Concept for NCI Mall 2.0
Replies: 8
Views: 7016

Re: Concept for NCI Mall 2.0

Not unlike Quite's comment:

The main thing I noticed was that I can walk along the lower level shops and cannot walk along the upper level ones. I'm not sure which way is "best", and that would depend on what one wants, but the fact that they are not equally able to be browsed is troubling.
by Janet Rossini
Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:50 am
Forum: NCI Questions and Feedback
Topic: The New Look of the Blog
Replies: 3
Views: 3908

Re: The New Look of the Blog

I could do with a more beige background. There's a lot of light coming off the screen.