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Notes on Revisiting, 
Rather
 than
 Reinventing,
 the Wheel:

 Interviews
 with
 Online
 Community
 Managers
 by Jennifer
 Lentfer


A 

handshake 

still 

matters
[edit]

How can Appropedia people meet? Meet within a context of like-minded people, at RCC events, academic conferences or EWB events? Local coordinators and local communities of volunteers/participants/Appropedians? 


Healthcare
 Information 
for
 All 
by
 2015[edit]

Healthcare
 Information 
for
 All 
by
 2015, 
HIFA2015, 
is 
a 
global 
email 
forum
 promoting
 the 
availability
 and
 use
 of 
relevant,
 reliable
 healthcare
 information
 for
 providers
in
 low‐income
 settings.



HIFA
 aims
 to 
facilitate 
communication, 
understanding
 and
 advocacy
 among
 all
 stakeholders; 
it
 does 
not 
itself 
act 
as
 a
 provider
 of
 healthcare 
information.


They use reader‐focused
 moderation (RFM). About RFM:

  • "RFM aims to meet the needs of e-mail readers, who, in large lists (more than 100) are inevitably a much larger group than contributors"
  • "ensure the greatest possible value to the greatest number of members. Members can

be assured that every message they receive will be relevant to the purpose of the group, easy to read, fully understandable, and without unintentional errors. This means that every message is proofread before forwarding to the group. Any queries are dealt with off-list by direct communication between the moderator and the author of the message. The moderator aims to meet the needs of readers while helping the author express what they want to say."

  • "To make it work, it is vital that the moderator maintains a conscientious

sense of commitment and service to both author and reader" An assessment:

  • Very intensive - not feasible for Appropedia now.
  • Seems to lie between a discussion list (unmoderated) and a newsletter (curated).
  • Has obvious advantages for the readers. Can we get some of the advantages through a clear posting policy?