[Air-l] Air-list

Christian Nelson xianknelson at mac.com
Wed Sep 13 18:53:16 PDT 2006


hadn't thought of that wrinkle. I guess that why I don't subscribe to 
digests! Thanks, Nancy.
--Christian

On Sep 13, 2006, at 7:57 PM, Nancy Baym wrote:

> Christian --
>
> I think one important thing to consider here is the difference
> between receiving a list email by email vs. the digest version. The
> former allows people to hit delete or create filters, while the
> latter makes it much more of a cognitive chore (not a major one, but
> perhaps enough of one to disuade a person from bothering) as all the
> filtering must be done within a message.
>
> Nancy
>
>> Is it just me, or does anyone find this kinda funny. I mean, it 
>> strikes
>> me a bit odd--an odd importation of face-to-face communication notions
>> into a non-f2f setting--to suggest that someone can "dominate"
>> discussion on an email list. Unlike f2f conversation, email list
>> participants can filter the stuff they get from the list either
>> automatically or by deleting any message they see that comes from a
>> certain person. Either filtering method is quite easy to engage in, so
>> non-use of filtering can't be blamed on laziness. Does anyone else get
>> the feeling that we tend to attend to list posts in a manner similar 
>> to
>> the way that we attend to topical f2f utterances--i.e, we focus on
>> them, give them the floor, without discrimination. Anyone with similar
>> insights?
>> --Christian Nelson
>>
>> On Sep 13, 2006, at 6:15 PM, radhika gajjala wrote:
>>
>>>  I'm not sure (I dont remember if) if air was ever programmed for 
>>> this
>>>  or not - but I remember when I was running the postcolonial list - 
>>> we
>>>  configured it so that after three posts in a span of 24 hours - a
>>>  member's post was automatically sent back.
>>>
>>>  r
>>>
>>>>  Hi Matthew and the Executive Committee:
>>>>
>>>>  One thing the Executive might want to consider is a maximum post 
>>>> per
>>>>  day
>>>>  rule. The E-Democracy email lists use that device as a way to keep
>>>>  any one
>>>>  person from dominating the discussion. Given that email lists can 
>>>> be
>>>>  hijacked by one or a small group of people, thereby drowning out 
>>>> other
>>>>  voices, threads and positions, the two post maximum helps keep the
>>>>  volume of
>>>>  participation somewhat more even. And even levels of participation 
>>>> are
>>>>  important for healthy discussion and the long-term success of an
>>>>  email-list
>>>>  community.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>  Best wishes,
>>>>  ~Jenny Stromer-Galley
>>>>
>>>>>   -----Original Message-----
>>>>>   From: air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org
>>>>>   [mailto:air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org] On Behalf Of Matthew 
>>>>> Allen
>>>>>   Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 10:50 PM
>>>>>   To: air-l at listserv.aoir.org
>>>>>   Subject: [Air-l] Air-list
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>   Dear all
>>>>>
>>>>>   There have been some vibrant and important discussions lately
>>>>>   on air-list and I, and am sure many others, have been
>>>>>   following them with interest, appreciating the time and
>>>>>   effort people put into free scholarly discussion. This has
>>>>>   always been the case with air-list and I hope that it
>>>>>   continues in that vein.
>>>>>
>>>>>   All of us will be aware, after more than a decade's research
>>>>>   into online communication, that from time to time, the
>>>>>   freedom of the means of communication and the lack of
>>>>>   co-presence can limit the effectiveness of the overall
>>>>>   communicative process or produce unexpected and
>>>>>   counter-productive damage to that process.
>>>>>
>>>>>   As has been pointed out recently on the list, air does, like
>>>>>   most lists, have a stated etiquette
>>>>>   (http://www.aoir.org/?q=node/5). The etiquette is
>>>>>   deliberately open to interpretation so as to enjoin each list
>>>>>   subscriber to think carefully about the manner and content of
>>>>>   their communications via the list as well as their reaction
>>>>>   to others' communications. Balancing enthusiastic, engaged
>>>>>   and productively antagonistic discussion with respect for
>>>>>   others and their views does not happen because of the
>>>>>   etiquette but because of people's commitment to those
>>>>>   outcomes, guided by the etiquette. May I ask subscribers to
>>>>>   utilise this guidance please.
>>>>>
>>>>>   I would also remind subscribers that air-list is a service
>>>>>   provided by the Association as one of the primary means of
>>>>>   achieving the Association's primary objectives concerning
>>>>>  scholarship of the Internet. Management of the conduct of the
>>>>>   list, including permission to subscribe, conditions under
>>>>>   which subscription is permitted, conduct of subscribers etc.,
>>>>>   remains at all times the prerogative of the Asssociation
>>>>>   whose affairs are conducted by the Executive.
>>>>>
>>>>>   Finally, the Executive is currently reviewing the etiquette
>>>>>   statement and will be discussing whether or not it should be
>>>>>   revised and if so, in what manner, at the Brisbane Executive
>>>>>  meeting.
>>>>>
>>>>>   Best wishes
>>>>>   Matt
>>>>>
>>>>>   Dr Matthew Allen
>>>>>   Associate Professor in Internet Studies
>>>>>   President Association of Internet Researchers
>>>>>   Faculty of Media Society and Culture
>>>>>   Curtin University of Technology
>>>>>   CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
>>>>>   http://smi.curtin.edu.au/NetStudies/allen.htm
>>>>>   +61 8 92663511 (v) +61 8 92663166 (f)
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>>>
>>>  --
>>>  Radhika Gajjala
>>>  Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
>>>  School of Communication Studies
>>>  302 West Hall
>>>  Bowling Green State University
>>>  Bowling Green, OH 43402
>>>  http://personal.bgsu.edu/~radhik/index2.html
>>>
>>>
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