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cloudythescribbler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-10-05 02:14 PM
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17. Question
How large is the Administration of DU overall? How many Administrators does it take to run the Activist corps, to provide an action or two a week? I gather that one problem is an overall shortage of administrators.

But what puzzles me is that there is an ENORMOUS labor task of looking over the comments and censoring them, a task which I see is done quite extensively as many new news items disappear (including the one that suggested a morgue had EIGHT THOUSAND bodies from Katrina, based on a typo in a news article). But the volume of material at the site is such that it must take at least a dozen Administrators to review all the comments on all the threads to OK them.

I would say that there might be some farming out of responsibilities to various Corps members, especially once we can elect a small number of willing Corps members to some sort of self-governing board. That way at least this branch of DU wouldn't be any more of a time burden on the Administration than is necessary.

I am not very good with computer skills. Is there someone with good computer skills among the DU Activist Corps who could provide assistance to the Administrators? What kind of other skills or assistance is needed? Researchers? I would say that a shout out to the people on the Corps (and in general for people to join with skills to help) for specific volunteers could alleviate some of the time pressure.

(Although then there might be some training and briefing, but that should be doable)
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