VH 3.0_blog#4_self-administration//self-ownership

Turning over the site to a single owner is not VH 3.0 - it's more of a VH 2.1, without self-administration and the GP it would even be VH 1.1.

Apart from that conceptual flaw, we have only had two persons come forth and actually say they would take ownership and pay for the site out of their pockets: Gary and Nigel. Frankly, both cannot be taken serious: Gary is as flaky as a box of breakfast cereals and Nigel is definitely not right in the head. Sorry guys.

On to the more realistic scenarios: Volunteers with a sound appearance of maturity take on the at least three official positions. They are voted in, thereby endowed with the community's trust, and in return, the community pledges - nothing (except maybe a little nagging and bitching every two weeks or so). Without a reliable source of funding, anybody volunteering for those positions is either a gambler or doesn't know what they're doing.

Personally, I think it's a little shameful that the idea of a mandatory fee for the right to vote on all things pertaining to the self-administration and for the factual participation in the ownership of the site, has gotten such reactions from you. And I'd like to remind everyone that we're talking about the price of one or two pizzas here.

I'll introduce another model:

Are there ten or twelve persons on this site who are committed enough to want this site to live on as it is, with the self-administration, the baggage of 25.000 videos (some of them with copyright violations) and countless blogs, with a community full of touchy individuals and an open-house policy at the door (or at least without very strict admission rules)?

Are there ten or twelve persons who have an idea beyond "having fun" what they want this site to become and why they personally are here?

Are there ten or twelve persons willing to stand up for any kind of trouble that needs to be solved, regardless of who actually signed up for ownership and treasury and support those people when necessary with what is necessary?

And finally, are there ten or twelve persons  ready to pledge at least $ 50,-, better $ 100,- per year to maintain and develop the site.


I am.

Those equally willing to do that, please contact me via PM.


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Comment by Marcel on February 23, 2012 at 12:06pm


Comment by a6 on February 23, 2012 at 12:11pm
Pizza's too fucking expensive, too. ;)
Comment by Marcel on February 23, 2012 at 12:12pm


I elaborated on that under "On to the more realistic scenarios". 

Comment by Suburbanrider on February 23, 2012 at 12:21pm

Ning mini plan to get the best bang for the buck?

We don't seem to have anywhere near 150 active members. Probably less than half that.

Maybe it was mentioned and shot down before, but if not it's another idea.

Comment by sillysillytom on February 23, 2012 at 12:25pm

enjoyed, agreed.

Comment by Marcel on February 23, 2012 at 12:27pm


We have a general problem with funding. I agree that if the sum we're speaking is low enough, that might not be one anymore, but for the moment I wouldn't want to suggest cutting this place down to make it fit the shoe.

Comment by John on February 23, 2012 at 12:29pm
I'm reading when I can. My wifi is down and can only access thru my cell
Comment by Morfeene on February 23, 2012 at 12:34pm

Stable funding would be helpful

Comment by Victoria on February 23, 2012 at 12:43pm

stable funding would take one issue off the table too.

Comment by Jim on February 23, 2012 at 1:04pm

Thank you, Marcel.

I appreciate your part in getting the ball rolling down our new road.  


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