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Understanding Scope The scope of Moderators and Building Social Networks does not end at the implications of the titles, but also includes the Proposal Descriptions. Let's take a look at both: Moderators: Proposed Q&A site for people building and managing digital communities: moderators, user-relations admins, channel operators, helpdesk, ...


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I don’t see a strong relation between both proposals. A moderator should help keeping a network running, but she has not to know how to build such a network. You need empathy, patience; there is rarely room for big experiments because you cannot treat people like things … Someone who builds a network on the other hand needs programming skills or at least ...


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There are quite a few digital preservation questions up on the Libraries site without answers - http://libraries.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/preservation. Even if these two groups don't merge, joining that group and answering questions will help your rep. (as well as helping by answering those questions!)


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Internally, there is a mechanism to merge proposals, but it is no longer used in actual practice. The problem is that users have already expressed interest in a specific proposal. Thrusting supporters of one idea into another proposal has never ended well. Someone who is keenly interested in "1960s-era classic Mustangs" might have zero interest in a generic ...


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The challenge that both of these proposals face in terms of finding an audience is awareness. Neither proposal appears to be meeting the requirements to move into the commitment phase, which could indicate that the pool of experts is simply too small. While the two proposals operate on different ends of the spectrum, as Hyper Anthony points out, they're not ...


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