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April 2006
Mar. 29th, 2006 @ 10:03 pm
Question: Is it possible to have a tag we all use on this thing that is specifically for book recommendations, so that anyone can just click on the tag and find all the posts that have suggestions for such books?
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Who Poppins
Mar. 29th, 2006 @ 09:15 pm Moderator
Tell me, how do you feel?: thoughtfulthoughtful, excited
Pua you are not being a dictator. Thanks for the concise summary of all our comments. I volunteer to be the first moderator if no one disapproves. Tonight I'll think about what book to be our first and post again tomorrow.
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Mar. 29th, 2006 @ 11:55 pm The Smell of a New Book
Tell me, how do you feel?: assertive
To summarise what has already been said:

Weekly by section seems to be the consensus.

C. S. Lewis has some support.

My thoughts: Weekly by section sounds good. I'd suggest adjusting the time devoted to a given book according to the size of the book. For example, a two hundred-page book shouldn't take more than, say, two to four weeks; however, a five hundred-page book should be given considerably more time.

I'm not a huge fan of the theology suggestion, although there are some exceptions (e.g. I'm always up for more C. S. Lewis). I do, however, concur that there should be variety and getting out of our comfort zones. Trying new things. And plenty of fiction. Majority or entirety, if possible, but that's just me.

I do like the idea of a moderator for each book. Who wants to go first? (Anyone feel free to jump in here. First person to call it gets it.)

And for Bets' benefit: In this case, the only special thing about a maintainer is that she (because there are no males involved yet) has access to the community's Manage menu. So she can edit the profile, change preferences, add interests and userpics, and so forth.

Note: I don't want to be the dictator here. I'm posting to the community because it's easier than hoping that everyone goes back to the comment thread and reads everything there. Presumably, everyone is watching the community for new posts. Feel free to post to the community yourselves and/or disagree with anything and everything I have to say.
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Kara: soldier girl
Mar. 29th, 2006 @ 02:29 am Welcome!
Hello, folks! Welcome to Bibliodeditum. If anyone happens to know Latin and winces at our username, I offer my sincerest apologies. Not knowing Latin or anyone who does, I had to take my best guess.

A few items of business:

1) We need a reading list! Does anyone have any concrete suggestions as to titles, authors, or even genres? So far, I think we're completely up in the air; most of us just want someplace to discuss books, preferably Serious, Thinking Books.

2) Schedule. I assume we want to be able to discuss our readings, so there should be some sort of schedule so we aren't all at completely different spots in the readings. Daily, weekly, assignment, or just comment-as-you-go? Thoughts?

3) Advertise if you want. Four people are perfectly capable of holding an intelligent discussion, but it might be fun if more people got into it. At your discretion, however, and if you disagree, let me know.

4) Take a look at the profile and suggest alterations (edits to the 'About' blurb, new Interests, title changes, etc.). I was just filling things in to have something there; it'll probably be a work-in-progress for a while.

5) Anyone else want to be a maintainer? Not necessary, particularly as this is an unmoderated community, but if anyone wants to be one, feel free to volunteer.
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Kara: soldier girl