[BNM] Handing over the BNM reigns

jbg at pvblic.co jbg at pvblic.co
Thu Jul 23 17:21:19 BST 2015


I'm happy to supply a server, also happy to contribute.

Might want to add a powered by tag line :-)

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> On 23 Jul 2015, at 16:59, Wayne Douglas <wayne at sonatribe.com> wrote:
> 
> "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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