[BNM] Handing over the BNM reigns

Wayne Douglas wayne at sonatribe.com
Thu Jul 23 16:59:39 BST 2015


"ain't it also time for a BNM gathering"

Yuhp :)

On Thu, 23 Jul 2015 at 16:38 Rob Shepherd <list at robertjshepherd.com> wrote:

> I'm another one who's been on here from virtually the start and used to be
> pretty active but now lurk more than participate (sorry - that's about time
> more than other platforms). About three months into BNM's life, I also set
> up the Mailman server that the folks at Wessex Networks then kindly took on
> a few years later, and I did so because the alternative was a commercial
> platform that I thought then (and still think) would damage BNM's lo-fi
> success. So I agree wholeheartedly with Mark. It ain't at all broke; "in
> recent years this list has endured BECAUSE it uses email, not in spite of
> it": absolutely.
>
> And thank you so much, Mat: you've been brilliant and, like others, I'd be
> gutted if BNM was killed off, withered away or became something different.
>
> Of course, Mat has offered to step down before and the reaction has pretty
> much chained him to his seat, so why should it be different this time? ;-)
>
> But if Mat's now determined, maybe someone will come forward. If not,
> conceivably, it needs a small cadre to take over his sterling work, the
> most
> difficult bit of which has always been that good-humoured and relaxed
> policeman/judge/arbitrator/counsellor, while sometimes the most
> time-consuming bit has been holding the hands of those who can't retain a
> password or navigate an unsubscribe.
>
> And if Mat really is going to move to a back seat, ain't it also time for a
> BNM gathering?
>
> Rob S.
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: BNMlist [mailto:bnmlist-bounces at brightonnewmedia.org] On Behalf
> > Of Mark Walker
> > Sent: 23 July 2015 13:29
> > To: Brighton New Media
> > Subject: Re: [BNM] Handing over the BNM reigns
> >
> > Hi Mat/all
> >
> > Firstly Mat you are rightly being lauded for making this list what it
> > is - your skills in negotiating multiple tricky moments over the past
> > six trillion million posts must not be underestimated.
> >
> > Same goes for a core (if sprawling) group of people who have helped
> > build a community that has been of huge personal value to me and many
> > many other people. There are some fabulously generous people in this
> > network and we all benefit from the impact it has on the way the
> > digital sector operates in the city.
> >
> > My request would be that you/we don't fix what isn't broken. And in
> > terms of what we have now my feeling is that in recent years this list
> > has endured BECAUSE it uses email, not in spite of it.
> >
> > There are always new ways to connect people and many will offer
> > specific advantages and we'll all be familiar with some of them in
> > other parts of pour lives. However experience shows that it is never
> > easy to build a community - but it is even harder to take people from
> > one channel to another.
> >
> > Happy to be told or shown otherwise by anyone looking at other options,
> > but we certainly shouldn't assume that any new platform will have the
> > same people in it, or the same ethos or interaction that this one does
> > ie precisely those things which are the core of the 'community'.
> >
> > Thx
> >
> > Mark
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 12:37 PM, Tristan Bailey
> > <tristanbailey at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Matt
> > >
> > > I am happy to talk it on and meant to talk at UX curry last week. I
> > > have been talking to college who would be happy to host it. If you
> > > want to give me the details and we could port it over to new server.
> > >
> > > What the front of the site that is not a mailing list is I am more
> > > than happy to talk about or share input on.
> > >
> > > t
> > >
> > > On 23 July 2015 at 11:26, Helana Bryant <spiralwarp at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > How about:
> > > >
> > > > BNM is Not a Mailinglist.
> > > >
> > > > Although that looses the Brighton bit.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On 23 July 2015 at 09:59, The Mighty Git <the.mighty.git at gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > > > Can we drop the "New" from the name yet?
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