Workers web forum?

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thaw
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Jul 31 2005 22:01
Workers web forum?

Should we have one or should there be a hierarchy of people, owning it?

Communist

Ownership and control of websites, ?.

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Jul 31 2005 23:12

Hi

I'm OK with a hierarchy owning this one.

Cheers

Chris

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Steven.
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Aug 1 2005 00:36

What?

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Aug 1 2005 01:09

Hi John

Sorry, that was an uncalled forly weird post on my part. Could I claim a failed attempt at irony?

But even if this site was owned by a hierarchy, I wouldn't worry too much. It's only hard disc space after all.

Love

Chris

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Aug 1 2005 07:45
Lazy Riser wrote:
Hi John

Sorry, that was an uncalled forly weird post on my part. Could I claim a failed attempt at irony?

But even if this site was owned by a hierarchy, I wouldn't worry too much. It's only hard disc space after all.

Love

Chris

Sorry my what was directed at thaw...

Right off to work!

( sad So wish I could stay in bed today...)

redyred
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Aug 1 2005 16:10
thaw wrote:
Ownership and control of websites, ?.

Well this website is owned and controlled by the people who created it and run it, so it is in fact a perfect example of worker's control.

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Aug 1 2005 16:36

Real communism, however, involves workers' and consumers' control. otherwise, in the absence of a market system, there's no way for consumer desires to affect production.

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Aug 1 2005 16:52

Lazlo has a good point there.

It is only the boards that really have a participatory character though- the rest of the site lies outside that realm- otherwise you could have an influx of, say, far-right posters, and they could demand that it reflected their needs.

We control content and direction to prevent this sort of thing happening.

thaw
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Aug 1 2005 21:16

Fair point.

Mike Harman
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Aug 1 2005 22:01

Also, in a libertarian communist society, the balance between consumers and workers would be maintained by the fact that most consumers would also be workers the rest of the time. Us who maintain the site are in a fairly permanent minority on here as workers - if everything was decided by majority vote for libcom, we'd not then be able to vote as consumers on other issues relating to anything else.