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Submitted by twig on

but now that it has, consider it an open invitation to join the Plantidote group. Yes, I'm talking to you.

If you're thinking 'Meh, why bother?', here are five reasons why:

First, one person is not much of a group.
Two, being part of Team Plantidote will not suck up much time. Seriously, it only takes a few minutes to do these.
Three, it'll be FUN!! Plus, you'll meet the HOTTEST PEOPLE in the blogosphere!
Four, it'll make Lambert happy.
Five, we pay contributors TOP DOLLAR!

Okay, I just made up number five. We have no budget, but if you're lucky, you might be able to score some seeds. The other reasons are accurate, though. Except for number four. I can't say for certain that if you join the Plantidote group, Lambert will be happy. But why not try it and see what happens?

You should also be aware that there's some fine print attached to number three. To wit, "fun" and "hottest people in the blogosphere" may not be precisely the right words, but they're close enough for late on a Sunday night. The first two reasons are absolutely accurate, though. (I'm pretty, anyway.)

Questions? Send 'em. I'll be waiting next to my Corrente Mail box.

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." -- Albert Einstein

Submitted by lambert on

I tampered, using my administrative super powers, as follows:

Check the Edit for the Group post again. You will see that I:

1. Changed it so joining the group was moderated (you have to approve). Change the radio button to open, if you want anyone to be able to join without approval. No radio button was selected, so I felt one should be.

2. Changed the default role for new members to group_member (as opposed to the other role, group_moderator. There could be more complicated roles, if that was desired, but this will do for now). If you want to make everybody a moderator, that's fine too; in some ways, Corrente runs like that anyhow (why you see any of the Fellows coming to the rescue when things need to be deleted or fixed).

3. Added a link to the join groups in the menu bar.

A lot of this is experimental. We'll have to figure it out as we go along, so thanks for stepping up.

Oh, and I applied to join the group, to test the process. I don't have to belong, in fact, would rather not, so it can stand on its own two feet.

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win. -- Mahatma Gandhi

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Submitted by twig on

I couldn't think of a reason to refuse membership to someone who wants to join (famous last words). But it's probably better to at least appear to be selective, so that's cool.

Also, it makes sense for everyone to be a moderator, just in case RL gets in the way. Not that I anticipate that happening, but you never know!

And speaking of RL, back shortly ...

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." -- Albert Einstein

Submitted by lambert on

The policy is up to you; just so you know where the knobs and dials are, so you can adjust them to your satisfaction.

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win. -- Mahatma Gandhi

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Submitted by twig on

"I'm pretty sure." (second line from bottom). Geez, whoever proofreads this stuff is not very good!

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." -- Albert Einstein